we spent four nights here, after a hectic week in Delhi, and it was welcome respite! we had booked 7 safari trips into the park, and were assigned a naturalist and driver to take us in to the park every morning and afternoon of our stay. they were extremely knowledgeable and the naturalist's english was excellent so there was no language barrier.
the camp itself is set back from the road, so you feel very secluded even though there were many other resorts all around us. our room was very well decked out, and was cleaned daily by the house staff. we had booked
food in the camp was excellent. indian food is served at lunch, and western food is served at dinner, so that you don't get curry overload. you get a picnic breakfast prepared for your morning safari, and are given both indian and western options. one thing i wasn't prepared for was evaporated milk in my breakfast tea, which took a bit of getting used to, but didn't blemish the experience at all.
the staff are all friendly, polite, dedicated, and above all, aim to please. Tara the elephant also enjoyed our company, especially when we fed her Jaggery. she is well cared for, and enjoys plenty of freedom.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kipling Camp is the perfect destination for those who wish to relax in idyllic surrounds and explore the remote forests and villages of central India. Our comfortable cottages are set in 25 acres of unspoilt jungle. It is one of the finest wildlife camps in India with attention given to every detail. Kipling is also the home of Tara, a much-loved elephant who loves to be bathed and scrubbed in the Banjar River by guests. ... more less