The essence of the safari game drive
Game drives through Kanha promise breathtaking views and wildlife encounters across the Park. It is a mosaic of interconnected networks of forests tracks and riverine patches dissected by streams. These networks are surrounded by imposing trees, breaks of bamboo and large expanses of deciduous forest. The range of habitats span over a vast area once populated by forest villages. These expansive lands are home to large herds of chital, spotted deer and small groups of swamp deer, all preyed upon by copper striped tigers, itinerant packs of dhole, Asiatic wild dogs and the occasional jackal.
As you head off on your adventurous safari make sure you have your camera and binoculars ready to capture sensational sights. Kanha is revered as one of the most famous parks in India, and the ideal place to spot the stunningly sleek tiger. The park is also acknowledged for its Gaur and the hard-hoofed swamp deer (Barasingha) that inhabit the lush green vegetation. Spot sloth bears hanging upside down on leafy trees, chattering striped hyenas snooping for seconds, cheeky monkeys swinging from the tangled canopies and illusory leopards draped along thick tree limbs enveloped in dense vegetation.
Fascinating, predatory nocturnal animals like fox, hyena, jungle cat, civets, ratel or honey badger and hares can be seen outside the park confines.
Gliding in the aqua waters turtles and amphibians drift and float. Cast your eye to the tops of shady trees and glimpse kaleidoscopic flutterings as over 200 bird species paint the sky with magnificent splashes of colour.