A rustle in the bushes. Telltale footprints in the sand. For any naturalist-at-heart, close encounters with wildlife are both exhilarating and life-affirming. But how do you capture the thrill of an immersive wildlife experience, while giving yourself a rejuvenating break?
By finding the right accommodation, the best nature guides and slowing down the pace, we’ve found the recipe for the perfect jungle escape. If you find comfort in creatures, but don’t want to give up your creature comforts, here are three holidays we think you’ll enjoy. We promise: no creaking camp beds in sight.
With an abundance of nature but very few crowds, Madhya Pradesh is one of our favourite spots for a safari in India. Embrace the wonders of Satpura National Park at a remote lodge where you feel you have the whole wilderness to yourself. Next, enter the Jungle Book in Kanha, where you can spot tigers or leopards by day and share stories around the campfire by night.
Follow the curve of Sri Lanka’s southern coastline from Gal Oya, an immersive national park brimming with unique experiences, to the Last House in Tangalle, a beachside hotel at the end of a long stretch of sand. By taking in these two remote locations, you will get a sense of the island’s dazzling natural wealth at just an inch off the map from the well-trodden path.
Delving into the cornucopia of experiences in just one region of India, this holiday features three starkly different stays within Corbett National Park. Ease in at the comfortable Jim’s Jungle Lodge, before an intrepid adventure to the northern buffer zone for an all-out digital detox. With this in-depth adventure, Corbett will stay with you forever.
Wildlife experiences that go beyond a typical Jeep drive, from riverboat safaris to guided hikes with an expert naturalist.
Enjoy soft beds and tranquil spots to soak up the atmosphere, all found in the thick of the jungle.
Special locations far away from the crowds; we guarantee they’re worth the effort!
Expect space to enjoy your hotels and natural surroundings, rather than a race to tick off species; you don’t want a 4am-start safari every day.