This camp is a whole lot more than just tiger sighting and clicking photos of the wildly beautiful, Pench. Apart from the adrenaline filled jungle safaris, we will also meet the true heros behind the scenes and understand the work that they do in the harshest and the most dangerous circumstances. On our camp, we will have a special session wherein you will get to interact with the forest department personnel!
Our guides are waiting with some really enchanting and wonderful stories to tell you, come join us and experience the jungle like never before.
Anyone above 5yrs of age can attend the camp.
- An event "Chai Per Charcha" where we visit families of drivers and guides who are with us all day.
- Discussions about the forest and wildlife conservation
- A session with the Forest Department Officers who protect and ensure that the wildlife of Pench is safe
- Jungle safaris on Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.
- Story telling sessions, listen the astonishing experiences of the guides and the natives
We board the Nagpur-bound Pune-Nagpur Express at 5:40 PM from Pune. Alternatively, you can also travel by overnight luxury sleeper buses or you can fly down to Nagpur the next day (17th May 2018) by an early morning flight. The most suitable flight from Pune is Go Air G8-283.
At 9:30 AM, we reach Nagpur and after a sumptuous breakfast, we head towards Pench. Campers who are travelling by bus or by flight will be picked up from their arriving point and all the campers will unite at the breakfast point.
We reach Pench by afternoon and check in at our resort. Time to freshen up and lunch, followed by first safari in the jungle!
In the evening, we will have a small, informal ice-breaking session and a discussion about the jungle.
We head into the wilderness early in the morning. We will have 2 safaris for the day and we will be exploring various parts of the jungle. We have a special session arranged for the evening – “Chaay pe charcha”. We visit families of drivers and guides who are with us all day. Hot cup of tea, cool evening breeze and unending jungle stories – the setting is perfect!
We have another two safaris today. We will explore various parts of the Park – each of our jeep heading into different zones. Today we have another different session planned in which we will be interacting with some of the real Wildlife Warriors who protect our majestic forests round the clock, “The Forest Department officers”.
One last safari in the morning! We bid adieu to the jungle today. After having lunch, we will reach Nagpur late afternoon. Pune bound Pune-Nagpur Express at 6:30 PM.
Alternatively, you can also travel by overnight luxury sleeper buses or you can fly down to Pune on the evening of 20th May 2018. The most suitable flights from Nagpur are Go Air G8-284 and Indigo 6E-221.
Reach Pune by 10:00 AM.
Adults – INR 18,900 per camper
Kids (5 to 11 years) – INR 16,100 per camper
1. Nagpur-Pench-Nagpur travel by AC Innovas or similar vehicles.
2. Accommodation on triple sharing basis.
3. 6 safaris, Park entry fees, safari charges, guide and driver charges.
4. Activities with locals.
5. All meals ex-Nagpur.
6. Assistance of our wildlife instructors & photography experts.
7. Travel insurance.
1. Pune-Nagpur and Nagpur-Pune travel (chargeable on actual basis if booked by us.)
2. Food during train journeys / bus journeys.
3. Personal expenses.
4. Mineral water & soft drinks.
5. Camera charges.
6. Anything else not present in list of inclusions.
Kanha. The lengthening evening shadows. A cup of warm chai and never-ending conversations. This is how Footloose Journeys began.
Bablu, our driver in Kanha, was talking with unprecedented fervor. The jungle, traversed all day in the open-top safari, was coming alive once again. Bablu’s words were painting a picture unseen to the tourists. It was not that he had been reticent before. No one had bothered to ask.
The guides and drivers that unravel the mysteries of the forests often remain nameless. Hidden behind the veil of professional tourism, the real contributors to the forest perform a thankless job. It was the desire to repay their unspoken debt that got us started on Footloose. We are passionate travellers who believe that there is more to travelling than just “visiting” a place! We believe that travelling is more than just a bunch of tick-marks on the list of places you wish to visit. We believe that a traveller should try and understand the place rather than just be there. And with this credence, we aim at adding social values to tourism – for the benefit of both the visitors and the hosts!
Co-founder and instructor at Footloose Journey, Paresh is a Naturalist! He believes that travelling or experiencing new places is not complete unless and until the local communities are understood, even lived. He strives to introduce everyone around him to the way of living of the inhabitants of the places. With his dare-devil attitude and jocularity, he is the life of the team! Having him around on expeditions is a time spent in mirth and wonder. Wildlife Photographer | Developing community oriented tourism models at various destinations in India. | People & conservation.
One of the first volunteers of the team. An avid nature lover, his keen interest in the natural world has taken him to some of the most remote places in India at a very young age. He has chosen environmental studies as his academic interest as well. He regularly volunteers with researchers and even regional Forest Departments for conservation related studies and surveys. Travelling has earned him quiet a handful of knowledge, and that shows on the camps! Since he loves to connect with people, he makes sure that he makes close friends wherever he travels!
If you want to know which big cat was spotted in which tiger reserve on any given day, this is the man to go to! A keen tracker of the big cats, his love for the wild has taken him on numerous journeys across India. However, don’t misunderstand him as a tiger maniac though! He is an equally avid birder and loves to spend his weekends exploring the areas around Pune looking for the winged beauties! A thoroughly joyous personality, campers love his company, be it on the camp, or over a cup of coffee after dinner!
Co-founder & instructor at Footloose Journeys. Over the years, she has taken several camps to the Northern and North-eastern areas of India to take part in the education campaigns there. Rich in experiences, her stories are worth an ear!. She is the organiser and the practical head behind the venture. One can always find her fussing after campers’ smallest needs! With her multi-tasking abilities she ensures that things run smoothly. She always carries the urge to help the needy in her heart.
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My first camp with footloose and the experience was amazing! At every point all of our needs were taken care of. Not only did we have fun, we also learnt new things and met new people. AWESOME!! Looking forward to more trips with this talented team.
I went for Song of the Saplings event with Footloose Journeys. It was an incredible experience, getting knees deep in mud and planting rice. We even played around in a small waterfall. Footloose had organized the trip really well and did provide value for me. Definitely going to go on more trips with Footloose Journeys.
This was my first Camp with Footloose and it was fantastic... Very well organized, excellent location, perfect planning. It was a Beats & Barbeque Camping.... and everything was just perfect. Live Music, Good Food, Very good tents and stay arrangements, Fun activities all throughout... Definitely joining you guys for more and more camps here on... The organizers Paresh and Pooja made sure every minute thing is thought of and taken care of.... Thanks a lot... Way to go guys!!!!
Their process of building themselves and growing is so inspiring, that you can assure that they're full of amazing stories to tell. And they'll give you the most unique experiences ever!
Amazing experience!!! Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve. Still in transit back home couldn't even wait to give this journey a full five stars.
Thank you Footloose for arranging an excellent trip to Nagzira camp. Everything went very well and I had a great time.It was amazing to watch stars at night and hear Owl calls throught the camp. Great personalised tour , keep it up !
Was a really really amazing experience.. Thanks to pooja and paresh for such a well planned and even better executed trip.. Seeing the life of jungle guides at such close quarters was a intriguing experience and definitely makes us appreciate the amount of hard work they put in and the respect they have for the jungle.. Cheers to footloose and cheers to you both.. Looking forward to many more happy trips..
This was my 3rd camp with Footloose and I must say that the experience has always been fantastic ! Their camps are not just about going to a sanctuary, spotting a tiger or a leopard, clicking some pictures and coming back. They educate you about the place. It's about loving and respecting the forest; Understanding the people and the animals living in the habitat ! Experiencing and exploring wildlife with footloose journeys is a must for all you travellers out there ! Can't wait for the next camp :)
Footloose has come with a interesting concept of camping accompanied with beats and barbaque in Bhatkor Dam, Bhor I was amazed to discover their programs with pocket friendly budget. They are superb trip organisers with brilliant hospitality. Pooja and Paresh keep up the zeal!
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