Camp was established in 1982 on the edge of Kanha Tiger
Reserve in Central India. The camp is open to naturalists,
conservationists and those who wish to relax in idyllic surroundings. It
is also the home of TARA, the much-loved elephant who starred in Mark
Shand's best selling epic "My Travels on an Elephant". Kipling Camp is a
simple and comfortable Resort offering enjoyable stay and nourishing
focal point of the camp is the Shamiana
, where guests enjoy indoor and outdoor dining. It is an ideal place
for guests to mingle with fellow wildlife enthusiasts or simply pick up
a book and relax. There are no fences or barriers segregating
Kipling Camp from its environment,
and the Camp is constantly visited by spotted deer and langur monkeys,
enjoying a quick drink at the water holes. Jackals, wolves and even
leopards occasionally pad by. Kipling Camp's
naturalists have an extensive knowledge of the wildlife of Kanha, and a
naturalist accompanies guests on each safari drive. Selected volunteers
from abroad are annually given the opportunity to learn about Indian
wildlife, while helping management staff to look after guests.
Accommodation is in comfortable two- to four-room cottages, each with
its own verandah offering views around the camp.
Each room is furnished with two beds, a tiled en-suite bathroom with
shower, shelves and hanging area for clothes. Heaters and hot water
bottles are available in the winter, and room coolers in the summer.
We have 18 Double Suite Rooms, and 1 Family Cottage - suitable for young
are many comfortable areas to sit and unwind around camp. Our well
equipped library - which offers an abundance of wildlife and research
books, and novels - provides the perfect excuse to relax in a hammock.
more active, there is a volleyball court, which comes 'alive' every
which is collected from the rooms, is delivered the same or next day.
a safe in the office for clients who wish to hand in valuables.
water filter system at camp ensures that all drinking water and ice is
Camp is on mains electricity, backed up by two large generators.
a souvenir shop selling various clothing items, post cards, books and
stickers. We also sell professional tiger photographs.
wildlife documentaries, including 'Land of the Tiger' and other films
made in Kanha, are screened in the evenings.
has three open-topped 4WD Maruti Gypsies for safari drives. These are
equipped with first-aid kits.
Refreshments Bar in the Shamiana serves a wide variety of beverages.
Breakfasts are served in the National Park and eaten at an opportune
time during the morning safari.
and Dinner are served in the Shamiana back at the Camp. Our menus offer
a wide range of Western and Indian Cuisine, which is prepared by our
experienced chef. Many clients prefer Indian cuisine, although we are
careful not to prepare anything too spicy! Home cooking is a specialty
and a good old roast chicken with all the trimmings is a popular dish.
arrival, any specific food preferences are noted and all attempts are
made to accommodate these requests.
one lunch or one dinner during our guests' stay is arranged on the banks
of the Banjar River, around a campfire. The dinner picnic is candlelit
in a wonderfully romantic setting. Many of our guests cite this as a
highlight of their stay.