Forsyth is a small wildlife lodge set in an area of reclaimed jungle on the edge of Satpura National Park. The lodge's main purpose is to provide guests with a meaningful, sustainable wildlife experience in one of the most exciting tiger habitats in the world.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This is a genuine wildlife lodge complete with the opportunity to exchange the day’s stories with fellow guests and the friendly staff around the fire pit.
The lodge consists of 12 independent cottages built around the main lodge building. The cottages are simple but beautifully furnished and have lovely sit out areas allowing a closer union with the natural setting. Inside the main building is a dining area, well-appointed library, and the popular Forsyth’s Bar. Should you wish you can also take a telescope and gaze at the night sky. An eco-friendly pool with sun loungers completes the property.
Families at Forsyth Lodge
In the heart of tiger country, the Junior Ranger Programme is great for children. This authentic experience teaches them about wildlife and allows them to learn skills of the jungle, Ray Mears style. With enthusiastic naturalists, children can explore the jungle by jeep, boat or on foot. A canoe safari will allow the children to get up close to crocodiles.
You could choose to spend a day doing non-motorised activities such as walking or bicycling to the park entrance (20 minutes away) and then do a walking, boat, kayak or elephant safari instead of a jeep trip. The lodge has also pioneered a great programme called the Junior Rangers Programme – a three-day course teaching children and interested adults the basics of jungle craft.
Satpura is located around a three and a half hour drive from Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal is well connected to other cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai and Nagpur. Pench Tiger Reserve is a seven-hour drive to the south-east and so combines well.