Central India’s best kept secret

Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

Established by Captain James Forsyth on his exploration of the Central Indian Highlands, The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1865 and is considered one of the oldest protected areas in the country.

Central India’s best kept secret

Bound by the Satpura National Park to the north and east, and by the Tawa River to the west, Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the largest contiguous tiger tracts in Madhya Pradesh. The sanctuary is the lowest-lying region of the tiger reserve and is dotted with meadows and mixed deciduous woodland, making it an ideal habitat for the big cats.

Bori is known to be the best place in the Satpura region to see Tiger, Leopard, along with sloth bear Dholes, Striped Hyena, Wild Boar and a large number of herbivores especially Chital, Chinkara, four-horned antelopes, Sambar, Gaur, and Nilgai. Malabar Giant Squirrels are easily seen and photographed here.

More than 270 species of birds have been recorded in Bori.


Night safaris offer the chance to see nocturnal species including leopard, sloth bear, small Indian civet, Indian palm civet, Indian crested porcupine, jungle cat, Bengal fox and jackal.

Jungle walks with our expert naturalists offer a chance to focus on things that usually get missed out on safaris. It is a great way to understand animal tracks and signs, learn about the flora and observe lesser-known fauna like butterflies, arachnids and reptiles.

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Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

Premium: Excellent levels of comfort and hospitality and a wide range of facilities. (£££)

Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)