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Nestled in the Kabini Forest, on the edge of Nagarhole National Park, lies the luxurious Kaav Safari Lodge.

This small and intimate lodge has four comfortable rooms with private decks, as well as two luxury tents with balconies, accommodating a minimal number of guests. Facilities include a common lounge and viewing deck, alfresco dining area with barbecue on request and a swimming pool overlooking the picturesque jungle surroundings.

With over 300 bird species recorded in Kabini Forest, guided nature walks or jeep safaris along the edge of the park reward guests with sightings of numerous endemic species such as the Malabar pied hornbill, Nilgiri flycatcher and the stunning Malabar parakeet. For those in search of mammals, the Nagarhole National Park is considered to be one of the best Asian elephant reserves in the country, and in the summer months, herds of more than 100 individuals can be observed at the watering holes. The diverse vegetation supports many other herbivores including spotted deer, sambar, gaur, barking deer, four-horned antelope and wild boar, which give rise to a high density of predators, including tiger and leopard, as well as dhole, sloth bear and hyena.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Jungle Trails of Southern India

Discover India’s unspoilt south: explore the backwaters of Kerala by houseboat, view elephants at Nagarhole National Park and enjoy guided walks, game drives and boat tours in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Covering six very different national parks and reserves, this trip is a complete wildlife immersion!

  • When to go: Oct-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole is a mixture forests and rolling hills criss-crossed by streams, waterfalls and swamps. Formerly a Maharaja’s hunting reserve, it is now dedicated to saving wildlife, and is considered one of the best places in India to see elephant. In the summer months they congregate in large herds along the river.

  • Where: Karnataka
  • Ideal for viewing: Asian elephant, striped hyena, Indian pangolin, brown mongoose, mouse deer
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris