This tented camp is located in a shady orchard of mango trees beside the Hiran River just outside the town of Sasan Gir, convenient for visiting Sasan Gir National Park to see its Asiatic lions.
The eco-friendly camp occupies a pleasant spot overlooking the river, some 10-15 minutes drive from the town centre along a track. You can walk out of camp and go birding along the riverbank. 21 air-conditioned tents each contain a large, adequately furnished bedroom with a phone, power points, and a simple en suite bathroom with a flushing toilet, sink and shower; all open onto small front terrace.
Other facilities include a dining tent that overlooks the river and offers a buffet of largely Indian vegetarian food, although there is always at least one Chinese, Western or non-vegetarian dish, with the occasional evening barbecue. There is also a recreation room with a pool table, carom board and a satellite television. The camp has its own small four-wheel-drive vehicles for safaris into the national park, and guides are allocated by the authorities on a strict rotation basis.
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This wide-ranging trip provides a chance to see all five of India’s big mammal species: Asiatic lion, leopard, tiger, elephant and one-horned rhino. It visits three contrasting national parks: Sasan Gir in vibrant Gujarat, Kanha in Madhya Pradesh, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kaziranga in alluring Assam.
When to go: Oct-Apr
Duration inc. flights: 15 days
Price inc. flights: From £4,945 pp
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Sasan Gir National Park preserves the remaining population of critically endangered Asiatic lion, whose territory once extended as far afield as Persia. The terrain is one of arid, rocky hills separated by deep, well-watered valleys, with beautiful stands of teak, acacia and dhak trees interspersed with grassy plains.