Jungle Safari

 

Crusade for Revival of Environment and Wildlife (CREW)

CREW works with people, without the barrier of age, and more particularly the Youth and School Children to build awareness about environment, biodiversity, forests, wildlife and the endangered species.

Jungle Safari

Crew organises Jungle Safaris to track wildlife in Kanha Tiger Reserve, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Pench Tiger Reserve, and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. If one is lucky, there is always the chance to spot the royal Bengal tiger in its natural habitat

Duration

Each Safari in the Tiger Reserve would be for 2 days and 3 nights but the journey will start from and end in Bhopal. Adding the travel time, the duration of each tour would be 4 days and 3 nights. We do online booking for a minimum group of 4 persons travelling to the same destination. We Pick up and drop at Bhopal airport and Railway station on receiving arrival instructions by email. On special request, we also help in planning and making arrangements for an extended itinerary.

Accomodation

The accomodation in Tiger Reserves will be on twin-sharing basis.

Trip Highlights

On Crew Safari spend two days in any single location in the Central Indian highlands -a landscape that is home to the greatest density of wild tigers in India.

  • Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
  • Kanha Tiger Reserve
  • Pench Tiger Reserve
  • Churna (Satura Tiger Reserve)

Explore the meadows and forest in this magnificient landscape with top wildlife experts. The central Indian highlands are famous for tigers, gaur (Indian bison), wild boars, endangered sambhar spotted dear, a wide variety of bird species and more.

 

Bandhavgarh

The Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is located between the Vindhyan and Satpura ranges of Madhya Pradesh. The habitat is characterized by valleys, hills and plains/ The Bandhavgarh fort is a prominent landmark. The habitat consists of tropical moist, deciduous forests with sal, mixed forest and grasslands. Bandhavgarh is famous for its tigers. Dense forests interspersed with grasslands and perennial streams provide an ideal habitat for this predator. The fauna is typical for central India with more than 35 species of mammals. The other wild animals include: leopard, wild dog, wolf, Indian fox, Jungle cat, common langur, hyena, wild pigs, sloth bear, ready mangoose, grey mangoose, ratel, porcupine, Rhesus macaque, spotted deer, barking deer, chital, sambar, nilgai, chousingha and chinkara.

The Gaur, which became locally extinct since 1998, have been successfully reintroduced from Kanha.

 

Kanha

Kanha National Park, also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve, is a vast expanse of grassland and forest in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The key predator in this habitat is the tiger followed by leopard, wild dogs and wolf.

The Kanha area has always been rich in wildlife. The area is especially famous for large herds of Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Gaur (Indian Bison) and wild boar.

The reserve has a high tiger density and is an important tiger source area of the Central India Landscape. The undulating topography of Kanha supports a mosaic of vegetation ranging from moist sheltered valley to open, dry deciduous forest. Over 1200 species of plants have been recorded from the area.

 

Pench

Nesting in the southern slopes of the Satpura range of Central India, Pench Tiger Reserve comprises of the Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park, the Pench Mowgli Sanctuary and a buffer. It derives its name from its life line-the River Pench which flows from North to South, splitting the Park into two, while forming the boundary of Seoni and Chhindwara districts. The Meghdoot dam built across Pench River at Totladoh has created a large water body falling in Madhya Prade4sh and the adjoining state of Maharashtra.

Pench National Park derives its name from the Pench River that flows through the park from north to south dividing the park into almost equal western and eastern halves, the well forested areas of Seoni and Chhindwara districts respectively.

 

Satpura

The Satpura Tiger reserve is a prime example of central Indian highlands eco-system. It is a unique area of diverse land resources and is endowed with a rich bio-diversity including rare and endemic bryophytes and pteridophytes like Psilotum, Cythea, Osmunda, Lycopodium. The habitat is also an important testimony to human evolution as it houses more than 50 rock shelters which are almost 1500 to 10,000 years old.

Satpura Tiger Reserve is a part of a landscape that forms one of the largest Tiger habitats in the world extending over 10,000 sq.km.

Faunal diversity of Satpura includes Tigers, Gaur, Sambhar, Chital, Flying squirrel, Indian giant squirrel and leaf nosed bats. Avian fauna includes more than 280 species of birds.

 

Contact person

Ashish Kurl, Mobile: +919893206655; email: ashish_kurl@yahoo.com

 

CREW

CREW, a society registered in 1997 under the Madhya Pradesh Society Registration Act 1973, is a not-for-profit organization. CREW is Central India’s primary centre for policy and enforcement regarding conservation and management of natural resources, wildlife and biodiversity. The Central Indian States of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have distinctive characteristics that set this region apart from other areas of the Indian sub-continent. Besides the wealth of natural resources-both forest and mineral – some of the most important archaeological sites, dating back to ten thousand years are located in Madhya Pradesh.

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