Satpura tiger reserve safari in India

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US $1300ToUS $2400 excluding flights
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Duration
6 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Includes stay on full board, 2 shared safaris, 1 Churna round inside the Tiger reserve, 1 boat safari, 1 late evening buffer safari & 1 walking safari & road transfers to/from Bhopal. Price excludes personal expenses, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
Minimum child age 6.
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Description of Satpura tiger reserve safari in India

Price information

US $1300ToUS $2400 excluding flights
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Includes stay on full board, 2 shared safaris, 1 Churna round inside the Tiger reserve, 1 boat safari, 1 late evening buffer safari & 1 walking safari & road transfers to/from Bhopal. Price excludes personal expenses, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
Minimum child age 6.
Make enquiry

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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SINGLE USE PLASTIC-FREE:
A onetime use and throw plastic bottles take around 450 years to completely degrade! With sustainability at the heart of Pugdundee safaris, we have been taking steps to keep the area around our eco-lodges free of hazardous plastic. Though a drop in the ocean, we are committed in reducing the carbon footprint of our lodges and work for betterment of our wild-spaces and the villages we operate in. When we look back, it gives us great satisfaction to see the progress we have made by doing away with plastic in a phased manner starting from bottled water, tetra packs, small sachets for toiletries, ear buds, plastic packaging, coffee sachets etc.
PRESERVING FOOD:
  We passionately opt for locally grown and sourced food. Not only is it fresher, it supports marginal farmers and local markets. At most of our lodges we have organic vegetable & herbs garden for fresh supplies. Our menus are craftly designed around local ingredients giving exotic foods a miss and include a lot of regional recipes. Farm to table helps minimize the carbon footprint of the lodge as well. While on the safaris, we provide packed breakfast in stainless steel containers with water and fresh juices in steel bottles / sippers. For tea/coffee, we carry coffee, tea, sugar in glass containers along with hot water in a steel flask thereby omitting plastic totally. When the guests depart from the lodge and need to carry packed meal for the journey, we provide alternate packaging in recycled paper bags.
IN THE ROOMS:
Since 2018, milk & coffee sachets are replaced by glass containers to store the same in the rooms. Individual tetra pack juice cartons are replaced by steel sippers with fresh beverages. Plastic straws are also removed totally. Organic toiletries in glass dispensers are provided in place of the travel-sized plastic bottles.
WATER BOTTLES:
Our fight against plastic started with water bottles in 2015 when we replaced bottled water with safe filtered drinking water on lodge campus. We provide a steel bottle to each and every guest on arrival which can be refilled any time from the water points. Guests can carry these bottles with them for onwards journey as well.
STRAWS:
Since 2018, milk & coffee sachets are replaced by glass containers to store the same in the rooms. Individual tetra pack juice cartons are replaced by steel sippers with fresh beverages. Plastic straws are also removed totally. Organic toiletries in glass dispensers are provided in place of the travel-sized plastic bottles.
RUBBISH:
We carry food in steel containers for the safaris. There is no plastic used in packing etc and any leftover food is carried back in the same containers and same is disposed off responsibly at the lodge through wet composting. In the rooms, we use waste paper lining in the waste bins
EDUCATION:
To achieve our goals and make the most of our efforts, we constantly train the team, share our efforts with guests and involve them in various community initiatives and also conduct various talks at the schools around the lodges to make kids understand the harmful impact of not just using plastic but also make them learn other initiatives towards sustainability and wildife conservation.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We realise how important a healthy wildlife habitat is for everyone. Our policy is to practise sustainable wildlife tourism under high standards. We are signatories of TOFT ( Travel operators for Tigers) and have excellent Pugmark ratings based on : Energy conservation, responsible travel, responsible tourism practices. We also have generated our own lodge checklist to raise the awareness of conservation and sustainability for our lodge employees and all the local partners who engage with us on a day to day basis. starting last year we also stopped the use of plastic water bottles at all our lodges.

We have developed a performance measure by generating a criteria and self-audit within our lodges and with our local partners. We created our Conservation Cell with an aim to engage in action based wildlife and local peoples issues. We conduct an intensive annual training program for our lodge naturalists and staff during the off season monsoon period. The training includes wildlife observation skills, communication skills, recording and documenting observations, activities of the Conservation Cell and others. From this year onwards we plan to increase this effort to at-least 2 training programs per year. Over and above this all the lodge staff participate in a monthly update and briefing session. Our conservation cell also works for schools near to the Lodges, to give them better education and better living conditions.

Choosing products of 'green purchasing' and 'energy conservation' can assist minimize habitat impacts. At our lodges we try to use them and educate our staff on why we are using such products. With this we hope we can change the attitude of tens of personnel working at our various lodges and build an institutional culture “ We are part of the natural system not above it”.

we buy organic vegetables produced by the local farmers and support the use of local grown vegetables, instead of the packed/frozen ones.

People

We try and encourage to employ and procure most of whatever is possible from locals only. By this we guarantee that the locals are also included into the emerging wildlife tourism sector and are directly benefited. We encourage locals to demonstrate and share with us and our guests their native skills, cultural practices and their way of life. We would like to help, save and appreciate both their social and cultural practices.

We are not an NGO or a non-profit organisation. We believe that conservation of wild habitats and wildlife in India is only possible if it has an economic incentive. Through our Conservation Cell develop programs that directly involve the locals and benefit them. We believe that carefully developed natural resource based enterprise development programs involving the locals will reduce their direct dependence on the wild habitats. Thus we plan to introduce a list of programs that will encourage the locals to conserve the nature for their own and their children's future.

We provide regular updates and material to our lodge naturalists on wildlife and conservation related issues and also have a well stocked wildlife library at each of our lodges for ready reference. We are in the process of training our naturalists to record all wildlife observations seen during the jungle drives. This information will be used to update our guests and also produce a newsletter.

about 80% of our staff are from the local area. extensive training sessions and grooming classes are given to the staff , to equip and educate them with the latest standards/ practices which boosts up the confidence and make them more informed.

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