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Jamtara Wilderness Camp
Pench Tiger Reserve

Launched in 2014, Jamtara Wilderness Camp offers African safari-style luxury in the thick forests near Pench National Park, the central heartland of India.

The latest property to open by the Rare Group, this luxury tented camp may be remote, but it does not compromise on style or comfort, and comes equipped with all the modern amenities a luxury explorer would expect to find. Jamtara Wilderness Camp is intimate, and has just 12 luxury tents, each one decorated in a colonial style with en-suite bathrooms, hardwood flooring and wooden furniture, and each tent comes with its own private verandah with picturesque views looking out over the riverbed.

At the centre of the camp there is a centuries-old banyan tree – the perfect spot to congregate around and exchange safari stories by the campfire. Guests can explore the surrounding wilderness on guided walks or bicycle rides, laze by the pool, curl up in the quiet library, soak up the sounds of the jungle and sleep under a canvas of stars. In addition to their tents, Jamtara also offers guests a ‘star bed’ experience where they can sleep in an alfresco 4-poster bed, perched on a stilted wooden platform, perfect for star-gazing and wildlife-spotting.

Jamtara Wilderness Camp is the ideal luxury getaway for nature and wildlife lovers who are also looking for a stylish camp with a chic, boutique vibe. Pench National Park is excellent for spotting tigers, leopards and civet cats; Jamtara is the only camp in the area, situated just a 2-minute drive to the north of Pench National Park, but with no physical fencing between the property and the park, animals are free to roam, and often roam into the camp. Jamtara’s owner, Amit Shankala is the son on a respected conservationist and he places huge emphasis on preserving the delicate eco-system of the forest. Jamtara is the prime example in his success in creating a camp which is small-scale, high-end, and beneficial to surrounding communities and the wild animal residents. 

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