Being the only lodge in the area, guests at Forsyth Lodge
have the privilege of enjoying wildlife sightings in an area
devoid of other tourists. The Satpura National Park is a
spectacular sanctuary for game drives in Central India, and
the lodge has access to fantastic tiger territory, as well
as offering guests the opportunity to view leopard, sloth
bear and a huge variety of birds.
Less luxurious than some of the more lavish lodges, the
emphasis here is on wildlife viewing. The guides at Forsyth
Lodge are expertly trained and lead both the game drives and
walking safaris. With a strong environmental ethos, all
staff are employed from local villages, and the lodge has
been designed to harvest rainwater and recycle all waste
12 individual cottages
No swimming pool
All children welcome, rules apply
Great for bird-watching and responsible tourism
Style: A comfortable, stylish and environmentally conscious
lodge, set within dense jungle.
Setting: Forsyth Lodge is situated near the village of
Sarangpur, just one kilometre from the northern edge of the
Tawa Dam. Located within 44 acres of mostly untouched
jungle, the focus here is on the wildlife. While providing a
very comfortable base, Forsyths is not an overly luxurious
Accommodation & facilities:
Accommodation at Forsyth Lodge comprises 12 individual
cottages (eight twins and four doubles), all with large
en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and overhead fans. The
12 cottages are based on local architectural styles and each
is built using local materials and decorated by the local
The open fireplace and bar of the central building provides
a comfortable place to relax after an exciting days safari.
Good quality meals are made using local produce and served
around a communal table.
Activities: The guides at Forsyth Lodge are expertly
trained and lead both game drives and walking safaris within
the park. Within the lodge grounds, a macham (treetop
viewing platform) provides a fantastic opportunity for bird
Child policy: Children of all ages are welcome at
Responsible tourism: All staff at Forsyth Lodge have been
employed from local villages, and the lodge has been
designed to recycle all waste water and harvests rain water.
The lodge has also donated several vehicles to the park and
maintains several hides inside the national park.