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Jodwad Camp offers luxury tented accommodation in the heart of the Jawai Leopard Conservation Reserve. The site has a selection of well-designed, comfortable tents, all with en suite facilities and air conditioning.

Jawai is well known as prime leopard territory, and a healthy population live in the Jawai Hills, close the camp. Early morning game drives in customised jeeps, accompanied by a driver/tracker and a naturalist guide, provide the best chances of spotting the cats in the wild. Aside from these fascinating felines, the nearby Jawai Bandh reservoir attracts an abundance of water birds including demoiselle crane, sarus crane, flamingo and bar-headed goose. There may even be the opportunity to see hyena, wolf and jackal, as well as crocodile, approaching the nearby waterways.

The name of the camp - Godwad - means ‘the area in the foothills’ in the local language; the area is culturally rich and staff at the camp come from the maverick ‘Raika’ community.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

India’s Wild Cats

This tour, led by wildlife photographer and author Nick Garbutt, offers an opportunity to see and photograph two of India's most iconic predators, a well as a broad span of other wildlife, combining tiger kingdom Kanha National Park, and Jawai Hills, known for its great leopard population.

  • When to go: Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,795 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Jawai

Located between Udaipur and Jodhpur, Jawai is a unique wilderness where wild grasslands and pastoral fields meet the waters of the Jawai Bandh - the largest water reservoir in western Rajasthan - which attracts an abundance of flamingos, cranes, and the elusive leopard.

  • Where: Rajasthan State
  • Ideal for viewing: leopard, marsh crocodile, demoiselle crane, sarus crane, bar-headed goose
  • Excellent for: Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Vehicle safaris