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Kipling Camp
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. We were fortunate enough to have 3 morning Safari Drives, which were all fantastic, and we were lucky enough to catch sight of a Tiger which was incredible to see up close!

The camp itself is beautiful. The manager and staff (including volunteers) were very welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble and the team went out of their way to arrange something special for us every night, including a local tribal dance with dinner in the jungle and the food itself was brilliant (3 great meals everyday).

Tara the elephant was our main reason for visiting and it was lovely to see her so well cared for. There really can't be any elephant as pampered as she is. Her daily walk to river and bathing routine was something very special to be a part of!

The accommodation was wonderful and the resort itself is immaculate - well worth a visit!!!

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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IvandeKlee, Manager at Kipling Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review guys! It was a pleasure having you to stay, we are so glad you enjoyed it. We hope the rest of your trip was just as good!

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

My family stayed at Kipling Camp for three nights and four days in January 2016 - our second visit.
Ivan and the staff were very considerate of every need and took care to ensure our stay was memorable in every way. They succeeded. No tigers this time but plenty of others in the park were lucky enough. We loved spending time with Tara and the staff at Kipling. We will be back!

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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IvandeKlee, Manager at Kipling Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2016

So great having you to stay, sorry about the rainy safari! Next time we'll find you a tiger if the sun comes out! A pleasure looking after your very well behaved children. Hope to see you soon. Ivan.

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

We have just spent 5 wonderful days at Kipling Camp. The accommodation was in cosy cabins, each one thoughtfully and individually designed by the camp's owner.
Hot showers and comfy beds are just what you need after a day of activities. The staff at Kipling camp go out of their way to make your stay special in everyway. Game drives are well organized with tea, coffee and hot chocolate before you set off, and a hearty breakfast during the drive. Lunch and dinner are cooked at the camp and we thoroughly enjoyed every meal. The highlight of our stay was meeting Tara the elephant. This 60 year old gentle giant enjoys nothing more than being washed in the river by the guests of Kipling camp. We were even lucky enough to ride on here. We cant recommend Kipling camp highly enough. WE LOVED IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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IvandeKlee, Manager at Kipling Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2016

Thank you so much for this kind review. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Tara is missing you - so please come back!

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Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Arrange for trips to the forest (pay in advance). Saw tigers. Bathed Tara the elephant. Excellent European food and bar. Went around Christmas, special decorated buffet lunch. Shouldn't roam around at night cos it's not a fenced in area and leopards can come in. Overall safe. Common dining place and meal times. Fireplace. Very cold in winter though.. the hot water bag in the bed sometimes isn't enough to cut it. Showed us a documentary on tigers too. Overall great experience. Price is a little steep.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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IvandeKlee, Manager at Kipling Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2016

Many thanks for the kind review, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay and saw some Tigers! Please come back again - we will put two hot water bottles in your bed and an extra blanket! Thanks again. Team Kipling.

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Reviewed 4 July 2015

We stayed at Kipling Camp during March and almost had the place to ourselves, it was a wonderful experience being on the edge of the Kanha Tiger Reserve this is great for people who enjoy the wonders of nature.
Tara the elephant is resident at the camp and soon becomes your friend allowing you to get in her bathing pool and help wash her down she is a real character and a joy to behold.
The camp its self is excellent, we had a cottage by the waterhole which was wonderful,
just like the `Bloody Mary's' they serve. All the staff were great and could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable, would love to go back.

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  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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IvandeKlee, Manager at Kipling Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2016

Thank you for this lovely reviews, sorry for my late response! It was a real pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you soon for another Bloody Mary! Hope to see you soon, and thank you. Ivan

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Additional Information about Kipling Camp

Address: | Morcha Village, Kanha National Park 481768, India
Region: India > Madhya Pradesh > Kanha National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Kanha National Park
Price Range: ₹ 22,219 - ₹ 46,764 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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 

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