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Tigers & sloth bears: unusual wildlife experiences in central India

12 days from £3,235pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • Experience the only park in India where you can do a walking safari.

  • Kayak through the Tawa Reservoir in search of rare bird colonies.

  • Avoid the crowds at Tadoba Tiger Reserve.

  • Spot sloth bears with an experienced naturalist.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Nagpur
  • Tadoba National Park
  • Pench Tiger Reserve
  • Satpura National Park
  • Bhopal

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Mumbai (Bombay).

Day 2 Tadoba National Park

Mumbai (Bombay) , Nagpur , Tadoba National Park

Onwards domestic flight to Nagpur, then a drive to Tadoba National Park. Check-in at your lodge and relax.

Day 3 Tadoba National Park

Tadoba National Park

Enjoy your first morning and afternoon game drives in Tadoba national park. With the skills of your naturalist, you have a good chance of seeing one of the park's sloth bear.

Day 4 Tadoba National Park

Tadoba National Park

Today take another morning and afternoon game drive. Hopefully if you were lucky to spot a sloth bear, you might spot an Indian civet or even an elusive tiger.

Day 5 Pench Tiger Reserve

Tadoba National Park , Pench Tiger Reserve

A final morning game drive. Dawn and dusk are perfect times for seeing sloth bears. Later today you will transfer to Pench National Park and check in to your lodge.

Day 6 Pench Tiger Reserve

Pench Tiger Reserve

Today you will enjoy both morning and afternoon game drives in search of the elusive tiger. There are also leopards and jungle cats in the area but these are very rare.

Day 7 Pench Tiger Reserve

Pench Tiger Reserve

Enjoy another day with morning and afternoon game drives. Pench is an excellent national park for bird watching including the crested honey buzzard and the paradise flycatcher.

Day 8 Satpura National Park

Pench Tiger Reserve , Satpura National Park

A final morning of game drives. Later this afternoon you will transfer to your final lodge at Satpura National Park.

Day 9 Satpura National Park

Satpura National Park

Rise early and enter the park by jeep. This afternoon enjoy exploring the park on foot. Satpura is the only national park where you can take walking safaris.

Day 10 Bhopal

Satpura National Park , Bhopal

This morning you will enjoy a boat ride along the Tawa Reservoir where you can search for the rare Indian Skimmer. This afternoon you will transfer to Bhopal for your last night, ready for your onward flights the next day.


Day 11 International return flight

Bhopal , International return flight

Today you will be transfered from your hotel to the airport in Bhopal. Here you will board your domestic flights to Mumbai, ready for your onward journey.

Day 12 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Nick
Carol in Shimla, India

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Mumbai (Bombay)
Tadoba National Park
Pench Tiger Reserve
Satpura National Park