Address : Kanha MP), India.
Kipling Camp was
established in 1982 on the edge of Kanha Tiger Reserve in
Central India. The camp welcomes 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 book
"Travels on my Elephant". Kipling Camp a simple, comfortable
and unique jungle lodge for an enjoyable stay.
The Camp is open from October to mid May
Kipling Camp guests enjoy picnic breakfasts in the Park,
bathing Tara our elephant at the river, relaxing siestas and
drinks by the campfire. There's the excitement of tracking
tigers from the backs of Park elephants, and the peace of
watching birds whilst walking in the forest. All this, along
with the knowledge that Kipling Camp is owned by some of
Indian's leading conservationist, makes a unique and
The 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 frequently visited by spotted deer and langur monkeys,
while jackals, wolves and even leopards occasionally pad by.
Kipling Camp's in-house naturalists have an extensive
knowledge of the wildlife of Kanha, and they always
accompany guests each safari drive into the National Park.
Selected volunteers from abroad are annually given the
opportunity to learn about Indian wildlife, while helping
management staff to look after guests.
Kipling Camp was the first permanent tourist camp to be set
up in Kanha National Park. The Late Bob Wright and Anne
Wright, having lived in India practically all their lives,
had welcomed many friends and special visitors to view
wildlife but it was Kanha National Park which fuelled their
desire to create this ecologically sympathetic and
Over the past 20 years, the camp has maintained its "house
party" atmosphere. Kipling Camp provides the perfect place
for peace and tranquility in the heart of the India Jungles.
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 Rooms, and 1 Family Cottage - suitable for
There are many comfortable areas to sit and unwind around
camp. Our well stocked library - which offers an abundance
of wildlife and research books, and novels - provides the
perfect excuse to relax in a hammock.
For the more active, there is a volleyball court, which
comes alive every afternoon.
Laundry, which is collected from the rooms, is delivered the
same or next day.
There is a safe in the office for clients who wish to hand
To minimise environmental impact and avoid the problems
associated with plastic bottles, the water filter system at
camp ensures that all drinking water and ice is perfectly
Kipling Camp is on mains electricity, backed up by two large
There is a souvenir shop selling various clothing, post
cards, books and stickers. We also sell professional tiger