Saccharum Safari Lodge is built in a 55-acre private jungle skirting the Kanha Tiger Reserve, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This 18 room safari hotel offers all modern comforts and an interpretive wilderness experience built around the central ideas of sustainability and conservation.
Saccharum Safari Lodge derives its name from the sweet Saccharum grass growing abundantly in the meadows of Kanha & the meadow at the property. A part of the sugarcane family; Saccharum is the primary food source of Kanha’s iconic animal - the Barasingha. Locally called ‘Kans’, this grass is also seen as a harbinger of prosperity. The name is a homage to the humble grasslands, that support herbivores which in turn are food for the mighty Tiger.
About Kanha Tiger Reserve
A prime Tiger habitat, the jungles of Kanha have enjoyed a protected status since 1879. The Park was among the first declared National parks in 1955 and subsequently in the first set of Tiger Reserves declared in 1973. This dense jungle spreading over 2000 km sq. is one of the largest Tiger Reserves in the country.
The region is known for some of the ancient tribal communities like the Gond and Baiga that still inhabit the region. Glimpses of their evolved and highly sustainable lifestyle can still be witnessed in small hamlets peppered on the outskirts of the reserve.
Kanha is a frontrunner of fine conservation practices & sustainable tourism initiatives. Most noteworthy among them has been the return of the hard ground swamp deer, the Barasingha from the brink of extinction.
Sustainable Tourism Efforts
Saccharum Safari Lodge is foremost a labour of love alongside being a business. Having schooled in the finest Wilderness Hospitality companies of India and South Africa, the owners place sanctity of the wilderness at the heart of all operations.
The ethics of sustainable Tourism & conservation are reflected in the composition of the team. Over 96% of our staff are locals, trained to provide a world class service.