Inspired by the worldwide success of The Jungle Book,
Greaves is thrilled to announce the launch of a new itinerary.
Slated for early December, the Jungle Book Journey tour will transport
visitors to the wilds of Madhya Pradesh, with the aim of getting up
close and personal with some of India's most incredible wildlife.
We're also very pleased to be working in partnership with the Born Free
Foundation for this one-time tour, with the aim of further
assisting conservation efforts in India.
The gorgeous Kanha National
Park, which inspired Kipling's Jungle Book © Luciano_Vinco/iStock
Among the Greaves portfolio of luxury tours, this new safari
tour will offer incredible access to India's top national parks, as
well as the beautiful animals that call the preserves home.
Visitors will spend several days exploring Bandhavgarh National Park - once a game reserve
for maharajas, and now home to the elusive Bengal tiger - and Kanha
National Park, home to hundreds of bird and mammal species and
the largest of Madhya Pradesh's protected areas. Via jeep tours and
other expert-led forays into these lush habitats, visiting
explorers will have the chance to spot sloth bears, leopards,
peacocks, tigers, and more.
The luxurious Banjaar Tola
tented camp © Taj Safaris
As with all of Greaves's tours, guests can also count on
enjoying a luxurious experience of the Subcontinent. During their
time in India, visitors will stay in Taj Safari Lodges, including
the Mahua Kothi Safari Lodge and the Banjaar Tola tented camp. The safari lodges
offer ample opportunities to relax and soak up the scenery -
including swimming pools, private guesthouses, and spacious dining
decks. Taj Safaris is also a prominent voice in sustainable
tourism, and has long contributed to local conservation
Mahua Kothi Safari Lodge © Taj
Visitors looking to give back during their trip will also be
pleased to know that a portion of the tour proceeds will be donated
to the Born Free Foundation. Founded in 1984 by actors Bill Travers
and Virginia McKenna - who were drawn to the plight of threatened
wildlife after starring in a film, Born Free, about the
release of a lion into the wild - the organisation has grown
exponentially in the ensuing 32 years. Today, the Born Free
Foundation is active all over the world, and works both to protect
threatened species at large as well as runs small-scale campaigns
to protect individual animals.
Guests will have the chance to
spot elusive tigers prowling in their natural habitats © Marshall Bruce/iStock
The organisation's emphasis on conservation, education, and
animal welfare has seen it campaign on behalf of elephants, polar
bears, wolves, chimpanzees, and other threatened animals. And, in
India, much of its attention is focused on protecting the
Subcontinent's magnificent tigers. Its Satpuda Landscape Tiger Programme brings
together a network of conservations to specifically protect tiger
habitats in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Jeep tours are an excellent way
to get up close and personal with nature © Taj Safaris
This seven-night tour will be held in early December - the best
time of year to visit these wildlife refuges - and will accommodate
a minimum of eight guests. Bookings are now available, and more
details about the tour itinerary can be found
here. For the wildlife lover, conservationist, or Jungle
Book lover, there are few better chances to explore India's
jungle heart in style.