Forsyth Lodge, Satpura National Park

How will you see your wildlife? By canoe along a quiet backwater? By 4×4? In close up, on foot? Or from the gently swaying back of an elephant?

There can be few experiences like it. You’re sitting on the back of an elephant as it calmly strolls through dense jungle – strange how such a large animal moves so quietly – on the track of a wild tiger. Or you’re walking along a nature trail with an expert guide who points out strange insects, reptiles and riotous birds as you go. Welcome to the gem that is Satpura National Park.

Make sure you stay at Forsyth Lodge on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to India and it will all be yours. You will be staying in an individual cottage that is reassuringly eco-friendly, but at the same time comfortably luxurious. Relax on a shaded private veranda, discuss the day’s adventures in the Forsyth Bar, star-gaze from the terraces…

Forsyth Lodge, at a glance

  • Small and exclusive wildlife lodge set in 44 acres of reclaimed jungle
  • Standing on the edge of Satpura Tiger Reserve
  • Choice of 12 individual cottages arranged in an arc around the two-storey main lodge
  • Eco-responsible construction using sustainable materials like cob
  • Cool white décor complimented by colourful local artefacts and artwork
  • En suite bathrooms with modern amenities
  • Shaded sit-outs with plantation chairs and comfy daybeds
  • Excellent cuisine including regional specialities and internationally inspired menus
  • Awarded the UN-backed, TOFTigers Eco-Accreditation

For leisure and pleasure

  • Eco-friendly swimming pool and sun deck with thatched shades
  • Elephant safaris through the wilderness
  • Explore a range of wildlife habitats by Jeep
  • Walking safaris with expert guides
  • Discover quiet waterways by canoe
  • Trekking on the old Forsyth trail
  • Expeditions to the Pachmarhi Plateau
  • Ranger courses run by expert naturalists
  • Extensive grounds where jungle meets garden
  • Terraces with telescope for star-gazing
  • Well-stocked library and large lounge with fireplaces
  • We have just returned from what was a holiday of a lifetime. I can't thank you enough. The organisation was meticulous and made our lives so much easier. When we plan another holiday we'll be sure to speak with Ultimate Travel first.

    HPB, Italy, 2013


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7