A superb lodge where the Naturalists call the shots!The cottages( the bathrooms are a designers delight!) and the main reception area are extremely elegant, though the surrounding areas are a little unkept and could be improved.
Dining is a special occasion with the tables very well laid out and all the guests encouraged to eat together with the naturalists.The food is varied and good.
The Naturalists: David V Raju,Vineet Mahadev,Varun Devraj and the new commer, Ashwin HP are versatile, friendly,well informed and encourged to mix with guests.
All are safaris were well planned and led by a naturalist.
The lodge supports conservation of wildlife at Satpura in many ways.It encourages hiring of locals as guides and motivates them.It showed great empathy for one of its guides who lost three cows to a tiger in one night!It is concerned about the breeding sites of Indian Skimmers and other birds on the mudflats of the Denwa river,particularly when the water receeds and buffaloes and cows try and invade the mudflats for greener pastures- for which funds are required.
We had some delightful conversations with the intense and "passionate about wildlife", David V Raju!
Thank you Forsyth's for a delightful stay.More
- Free parking