I have just spent Christmas at Kipling Camp with my family, including 2 small children, and it was the best Christmas ever. The camp itself is an oasis of calm and beauty and ALL the staff were superb. We were looked after so well both in the camp and in The Park. The rooms were clean and comfortable with charpoy beds (extremely cosy). As it was winter, we had hot water bottles put into our beds at night which was lovely and for the park rides we were given blankets (and hot water bottles for the children) to keep ourselves warm until the sun came up. The food was delicious with Indian lunches and Western suppers. The Park was as magical as ever (I've been a few times) with lovely sightings of Deer, Gaur, masses of birds, jackal and even a tiger! The highlight for the children, was riding to the river in the afternoons on Tara the Elephant and helping to wash her in the river. All in all, a perfect holiday and I cannot think of anything negative to say. Even the journey to get there wasn't too bad as the roads have improved massively. If I could give 6 stars for sleep quality, I would.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kipling Camp is the perfect destination for those who wish to relax in idyllic surrounds and explore the remote forests and villages of central India. Our comfortable cottages are set in 25 acres of unspoilt jungle. It is one of the finest wildlife camps in India with attention given to every detail. Kipling is also the home of Tara, a much-loved elephant who loves to be bathed and scrubbed in the Banjar River by guests. ... more less