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Satpura Explorer

Satpura Explorer

5 Nights / 6 Days

This program offers a holistic experience of Satpura Tiger Reserve exploring the park by boat, jeep & foot, guided by an experienced English speaking naturalist. There is an opportunity to stay inside the park in a forest rest house and a unique experience of reaching the lodge through the reservoir on a beautiful cruise. You get to explore the world heritage site – Bhimbetka Caves – while travelling from airport / station to the lodge.


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Denwa Backwater Escape and Satpura Tiger Reserve

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 By Day

Day 1: Satpura National Park Arrive Bhopal and transfer to Tawa Dam en route visiting Bhimbetka Rock Shelters. From Tawa dam to Denwa Backwater Escape by boat (2.5-3hrs), adding to the experience of reaching the lodge. Lunch will be served on boat.
Evening at leisure.

Day 2: Satpura National Park Walking safaris in the morning, Lunch followed by evening Jeep Safari in the National Park.

Day 3: Satpura National Park Full day jeep safari to Churna Zone with overnight stay inside the national park at Churna forest rest house.

Day 4: Satpura National Park Morning safari from Churna and return to lodge for lunch.
Guided nature walk in the evening around the lodge.

Day 5: Satpura National Park Walking safari inside the national park in morning. Late evening safari in buffer zone to spot nocturnal wildlife.

Day 6: Satpura National Park Breakfast and transfer to Bhopal for further connections.

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Travel Information

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Tour cost: USD 1718 PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING.

Above tour rate is valid till 30th June 2023.

SPECIAL OFFERS

  • Book 130 days in advance and get 10 % off on total tour cost.

  • 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.

  • For foreign nationals, please email on salesdesk@pugdundeesafaris.com or call on +91-9540537711

  • For Indian nationals, please email on sales@pugdundeesafaris.com or call on +91-8800637711, +91 124-2570404, 2571404

INCLUSIONS:

  • Twin sharing accommodation using cottages at the lodge and standard room at Churna FRH as specified in program.

  • All meals starting from lunch on arrival till breakfast on departure and tea/coffee service.

  • 2 shared safaris & 1 Churna round inside the Tiger reserve with entry fees, jeep charges and guide charges included.

  • 1 boat safari, 1 late evening buffer safari & 1 walking safari.

  • Boat transfer from Tawa dam to lodge (may not be available between April-June due to low water levels)

  • Guided tour to Bhimbetka Caves & a nature walk around the lodge.

  • Road transfers by air-conditioned Toyota Innova or similar from Bhopal to Bhopal.

  • All applicable taxes.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Camera fee - as on date, still & video cameras are free in Satpura.

  • Any airfare or rail tickets.

  • 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.

BOOKING TERMS:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The forest department may close the park on short notice due to rain.

CHILD / EXTRA ADULT POLICY:

  • 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 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.

Program Highlights

  • Boat cruise through Tawa dam.
  • World heritage site – Bhimbetka Caves.
  • Opportunity to stay inside the national park in a unique FRH.
  • Opportunity to explore the national park on jeep, boat and foot.
  • Services of an English speaking naturalist.
  • Good opportunity to view a large variety of resident & migratory birds.
  • The program can be tailor made as per requirement.
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