The Waghoba Eco Lodge in Tadoba, by Pugdundee Safaris, is to open from 01st October, 2021 onwards. This lodge is all geared to set new standards in eco-friendly construction. It has 14 exclusive luxury cottages, done in hand made bricks and local stone. With a swimming pool, organic vegetable and herb garden, nature library & a lounge and a man-made hide for bird watching, the lodge is about 15 minutes’ drive from Khutwanda gate of Tadoba, and about 30 minutes from Moharli gate.
Tadoba, situated in the Chandrapur District of Maharashtra, was declared a National Park in 1993 and is spread over an area of 625 sq. kms. The rugged landscape comprising of hills, marshes, lakes and streams are predominantly covered with vegetation largely made up of Teak and bamboo forest. Once a little know forest, Tadoba made its place amongst the big names in the tiger circuit after the increase in tiger numbers and sightings in the last decade. Apart from a healthy population of tigers, the park is famous for many other mammals such as leopard, wild dog, sloth bear, gaur, striped hyena, jungle cat and chausingha (the four-horned antelope), not to mention a rich birdlife.
Denwa Backwater Escape is located overlooking the mesmerizing backwaters of a dam built on Denwa River in Satpura National Park, the area popularly known as Madhai. It is built on 10 acres of forested land along the river and across the river is the national park which is approached by a boat and then by jeeps to go deeper into the forest. The lodge offers stunning views of the Denwa River, grasslands across and rolling Pachmari hills. With just 8 cottages and 2 Treehouses, swimming pool and nature library, lodge provides an intimate experience in the jungles of central highlands.
Satpura National Park is spread over 1427 sq. km. and was formed in 1981 after joining Satpura, Pachmari and Bori sanctuaries and is a unique habitat with altitude ranging from about 980 to 4436 feet. The terrain of the national park is extremely rugged and consists of fascinating deep valleys, sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, rivulets, waterfalls, thick dense green forest of Sal and with other medicinal herbs, it also has large tracts of Teak forests. Fauna comprises of Spotted Deer, Indian Bison (Gaur), Tiger, Leopard, Wild Boar, Wild Dog (locally called Dhole), Sloth bear, Black Buck, Porcupine, Sambhar, Four Horned Antelope (Chowsingha), Marsh Crocodile, Malabar Squirrel & Langur. It offers good birding opportunity due to its unique terrain and many water bodies including the Tawa reservoir.
Day 01: Arrive Tadoba National Park Arrive at the lodge for lunch. Evening at leisure and overnight at Waghoba Eco Lodge.
Day 02: Tadoba National Park Morning and afternoon Jeep Safaris in Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Waghoba Eco Lodge.
Day 03: Tadoba National Park Morning and afternoon Jeep Safaris in Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Waghoba Eco Lodge.
Day 04: Drive Tadoba – Satpura
Post early breakfast, drive to Satpura Tiger Reserve (8-9 hours). Afternoon enjoy a boat safari. Overnight at Denwa Backwater Escape.
Day 05: Satpura National Park Morning Jeep Safari in the Tiger reserve. Late evening jeep safari in buffer to spot nocturnal wildlife. Overnight at Denwa Backwater Escape.
Day 06: Satpura National Park Morning walking safari in the national park. Afternoon jeep safari in the Tiger reserve. Overnight at Denwa Backwater Escape.
Day 07: Depart Satpura National Park Post breakfast transfer for further connections.
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Above tour rate is valid till 30th June 2023.
Book 130 days in advance and get 10 % off on total tour cost (against full payment).
Get 20 % off for travel between 6th to 21st January and between 1st May to 30th June (against full payment).
New year night supplement (31st Dec) USD 50 per person.
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Twin sharing accommodation in lodges as specified in program.
All meals starting from lunch on arrival till breakfast on departure (6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners) and tea/coffee service.
Nature walks as per program.
Four jeep safaris in Tadoba with entry fees, jeep charges and guide charges included.
Two jeep safaris, one walking safari, one late evening buffer patrol safari and one boat safari in Satpura with entry fees, jeep charges and guide charges included.
Road transfers by air-conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle between Tadoba and Satpura.
All applicable taxes.
Camera fee in Tadoba National Park (varies from INR 200-500 per camera for still cameras and INR 1000 for video cameras). As on date, still & video cameras are free in Satpura.
Any airfare, rail travel and transfers from the nearest airport or railway station and back.
Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered.
Insurance, laundry and phone calls.
Bottled water (we provide filtered water), soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Tips and gratuities.
Anything that is not included in the above inclusion list.
Above rates are valid till 30th June 2023.
Rates may differ during Christmas, New Years and long weekends; please contact reservations team for details.
50% advance payment at the time of booking and balance 30 days before arrival date.
No adjustments or refunds in case of not availing any facility from the package.
Our lodges require a minimum 24 hours prior notice to organize an airport/station transfer. In case of any urgent requests of such nature, we recommend our guests to contact reservation office by phone.
In keeping with our heightened security procedures, we request all guests to carry a photo-identity to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card or PAN card. This should be the same as submitted at the time of safari bookings.
Guests who have paid by online credit card will have to also sign a further authorization at the lodge on arrival and present the original card.
Our standard check-in time is 1330 hrs and check out time is 1100 hrs local time.
Subject to availability of rooms, we can offer you an early check-in and late checkout facility. For us to guarantee you an early check-in or late check out, you will need to reserve the room from the previous night.
Satpura remains closed every Wednesday for afternoon safari & for full day on Diwali & Holi.
In Tadoba, core gates remain closed on Tuesdays & buffer gates remain closed on Wednesdays in addition to Diwali, Holi and 01st May.
The forest department may close the parks on short notice due to rain.
1 child below 5 years complimentary, others will be charged 25% of double's cost.
Children between 5-12 years 25% of the cost of double package in the same rooms.
Above 12 years at 40% the cost of the double package, if minimum 65% extra child supplement has been paid, an automatic upgrade to 2 rooms will be provided, subject to availability.
7 days and less - 100% cancellation.
8 days to 21 days - 60% cancellation.
21 days to 35 days - 30% cancellation.
35 days and above - 20% cancellation.
Amendment in dates within 35 days from arrival is treated as a cancellation.
Cancellation amount is calculated as per total booking amount and not as per advance deposited.
Christmas / New Year and long weekend bookings are non-refundable.