Lion Safari Camp is a new luxury jungle safari camp at the famous Gir National
Park – the last remaining bastion of the Asiatic Lion. It is the first Luxury
Jungle Safari Camp of its kind in Gir National Park located in a private Mango
Orchard overlooking the Hiran River. The location presently has around 900 Mango
Trees with only 2% of the entire land area being built so that the natural
setting is maintained.
The accommodation consists
of 20 Luxury Tents. The tents have large bedrooms with well-appointed ensuite
bathrooms with bathtub, shower and hot/cold running water. The public areas of
camp consist of an open-air river-facing restaurant.
Gir is the only place in the world outside
Africa, where the Lion can be seen in its natural habitat. The last remaining
Bastion of the Asiatic Lion, Gir is also home to one of the largest Leopard
populations in any park in India, making it an excellent place to see big cats
of a different kind.
The Lion sanctuary project was initiated in 1972 to create a balance between the
endangered Lions and the indigenous Maldhari tribe. With over 800 guards
patrolling the entire park, Gir has become one of the best-protected sanctuaries
in India. No wonder that from 20 Lions at the turn of the century there are now
over 300 lions at Gir. This makes your chances of sighting a Lion very high.
Apart from spotting a Colourful array of birds, Gir is also a great place to
interact with local tribes. The main tribe is a nomadic pastoral community
called Maldhari, who live in scattered settlements called 'nesses'. Gir is also
home to a Negroid community known as Siddis, who are African in origin but speak
Gujarati. The park is open from mid October and a Lion Safari by jeep showcases
the diverse habitat of Gir.
Gir has some of the largest Panthers. Other wildlife to look out for are the
Four-Horned Antelope (the only four-horned ungulate in the world), Indian
Gazelle (Chinkara), Spotted Deer (Chital), Blue Bull (Nilgai), Wild Boar, Wolf,
Jungle Cat, Hare and other mammals found in the forest. The Kamleshwar dam in
the middle of the sanctuary is home to a record population of marsh crocodiles.
Interesting birds at Gir are the Paradise Flycatcher, Grey Drongo, Grey &
Painted Francolin, Painted Sandgrouse, Bush Quail, Crested Hawk Eagle, Crested
Serpent Eagle, Bonnelli's Eagle, Shikra Hawk, Sirkeer Cuckoo and White-necked
Stork. The Lion safari offers a fair cross-section of habitats and wildlife of
Gir. Nearly 70% of the tropical dry deciduous forest is covered by old teak
Our USP – Our Jungle Safaris are of highest quality and are accompanied by a
naturalist in a open 4/4 Custom-made 6 seater Gypsies with canvas top which are
exclusively used in our camps.
Camps of India:
This is a premium property consisting of air
conditioned luxury tents and is situated just 3 kms from the main Sasan village.
The location and the ambience at the camp is just fantastic. The main luxury
accommodation is amongst Mango orchards and the restaurant is in an open Patio
by the riverside.
There are a total of 20 tents which can accommodate around 40 persons on twin
sharing basis. All the tents are air conditioned with a back up generator.