Camp Forktail Creek
is situated in the midst of a dense Sal forest on the north-eastern
periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Corbett National Park is
India's first and one of her finest National Park. Owing to it's
geographic location, Corbett supports a rich variety of habitats and is
extremely rich in bio-diversity.
Camp Forktail Creek offers one a great
"jungle" experience in the land Jim Corbett once roamed. Situated in the
village of Bhakrakot, camp is surrounded by mixed deciduous forests that
are extremely rich in wildlife and bird-life. Hikes in these forests are
very rewarding for bird-watching, apart from the pleasure of sighting
animals on foot.
Camp is named after the Forktails that
visit these forests in the winter months, which along with other species
make the area a favorite birding ground in northern India.
Other excursions include game drives
and elephant rides in the National Park, angling for the mighty Mahseer
on the Ramganga River, overnight or multi-day trips to Dhikala forest
rest house within the National Park, multi-day elephant safaris, day
hikes or overnight treks in the surrounding forests, jeep safaris to old
forest bungalows strewn all over the Kumaon & Garhwal Himalayas.
Camp was started in 2000, essentially
to be a place where people could be one with the Indian jungle.
We got into this for the wildlife
activities- to make people understand, discover and respect the jungle
and be comfortable with it.
We have done little to change the
forests around us, instead efforts have been made to regenerate forest
trees within our land, maintain our 'no-electricity' status and have a
basic, simple, yet elegant home for our guests.
The end result, to our joy, has been
rewarding- birds and animals are our frequent visitors, showing and
sharing their little world with those in Camp.
Day One - Arrive at Camp Forktail Creek
Arrive at Camp Forktail Creek by lunch. After wash and change and a
sumptuous lunch, we would take you on an escorted nature and bird walk
into the Sal forests surrounding camp. It is an excellent opportunity to
walk in the cool of the forest, to be so close to nature and to
appreciate the varied plants, insects, birds, mammals and reptiles that
inhabit this part of the country. THE QUIETER YOU ARE, THE MORE YOU WILL
Back to camp by sundown for campfire and dinner, which is leisurely and
personal. Along with the excellent cuisine, your guide and hosts will
amuse and amaze you with their stories of exciting experiences. Then it
is time to relax once again and enjoy carefree chatter by the fireside
whilst feasting on the unique sounds and smells that your exclusive
location offers, before retiring to bed with only canvas separating you
from the Indian jungles.
Day Two - Full day game drive into the Bijrani range
Early morning, depart for a full day game drive/ elephant ride (subject
to availability, as it can not be booked in advance) to the Bijrani
range to observe the wildlife of the area. Breakfast and lunch would be
served at the Bijrani FRH, specially packed by our chef at Camp.
After a full, action-packed day in the forest, we head back to camp by
sundown, just in time for that hot cup of tea.
After a quick wash, join your hosts by the campfire for drinks and
snacks and resume the discussions leftover from the previous night. For
those of you weary from the long day, dinner would be ready under the
Thatch after which you could settle into your comfortable beds in the
Day Three - Depart for onward destination
Early morning walk to Bhakrakot village to observe the local lifestyles
of the area. Visit the village school, local homes, the farms and
cultivation around the village. As a whole a visit to the village helps
one understand the methods of farming and cultivation, the local
lifestyles, interaction with the local folks etc.
Back to Camp for breakfast and then depart for onward destination.
Game drives into Corbett
national park by Jeep.
Jeep takes 4 persons
Above Cost Includes :
cost for the jeep, a driver and a naturalist, fuel for the jeep,
entry fees for the jeep, driver and naturalist.