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Since 1973, we have been creating life-affirming, sustainable journeys for you and your family. You can depend on our knowledgeable Destination Specialists, award-winning adventures and industry-leading 24 Hour White Glove Service® guest assistance to create the journey of a lifetime every time. At Big Five, We Don't Tell Stories Better, We tell Better Stories®. As travel has expanded to... ever more places to go and ever more ways to get there, protecting our planet’s natural and cultural wonders has become even more important. Big Five was founded on a vision of exploring our planet in responsible and enjoyable ways, and that remains at the core of our small and purposeful travel company. This continuation of our commitment to providing great travel experiences with meaning harks back to the very beginnings of Big Five in Nairobi, Kenya. The founder and CEO, Mahen Sanghrajka, had a dream to share the Africa that he loved with small groups of like-minded travellers. Early on, he became part of a group of tour operators who established a code of ethics for wildlife safaris. That included things such as prohibiting smoking in national parks, and training guides to respect wildlife in these natural settings and never to drive vehicles close to animals to avoid disturbing them. Today those ideas seem obvious, but in the early 1970s, they were not. Today, Big Five has grown to offer unique trips of a lifetime to more than 40 countries around the world. So, too, has our commitment to sustainable tourism deepened and expanded. In 2007, we founded the nonprofit Spirit of Big Five Foundation, which aims to broaden the scope of our support for wildlife conservation and habitat restoration, protecting cultural heritage and supporting poverty alleviation, education and healthcare initiatives in the places we visit. Big Five has been honoured by Virtuoso, the leading international travel agency network specialising in luxury and experiential travel, with the \"Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award.\" Big Five is proud to be one of only two companies to have won this valued award twice.

Responsible Travel

Big Five guests benefit from our partnerships with properties and suppliers who have strong sustainable ethics built into their operations, which assures that each guest will experience the best a destination has to offer while contributing to the local communities. As part of our commitment, we employ local professional guides and drivers in each destination; and we support local initiatives dedicated to cultural preservation and habitat conservation.

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RECOMMENDED PARKS & SANCTUARIES

Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is arguably one of India’s most exciting Tiger reserves, a forest that used to be famous as a favourite of shikari’s or hunters.

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Kanha is considered by some as the India’s greatest park, an excellent habitat for many mammals and bird species.

National Chambal Sanctuary

National Chambal Sanctuary, named after one of India’s cleanest and longest rivers Chambal, covers an area of 1240 sq kms across the three states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Satpura Tiger Reserve

Satpura National Park is one of India’s finest Tiger reserves, and was the winner in 2010 of the TOFT Wildlife Tourism Award for ‘most visitor friendly’ wildlife destinations.

Nagarhole Tiger Reserve

Nagarhole is a combination of two Kannada terms, 'Nagara' meaning 'Cobra' and 'Hole' meaning 'River'. This National Park has been named after the river 'Nagarhole' which snakes through its rich tropic

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Recommended Lodges

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Svasara Jungle Lodge

Set over ten acres of land near the Kolara tribal hamlet, Svasara is a Sanskrit word meaning nest, which is exactly what the lodge aims to offer - a place of security and belonging that exists in harmony with its natural surroundings.

IN Kanha Tiger Reserve

Banjaar Tola – Taj Safaris

Banjaar Tola is a plush jungle safari lodge situated on the banks of the Banjaar River.

IN National Chambal Sanctuary

Mela Kothi – The Chambal Safari Lodge

Ram Pratap Singh and his wife Anu have turned their run down inheritance, Mela Kothi, into a lovingly restored homely lodge nestled in 35 sprawling acres of scenic woodlands.

IN Satpura Tiger Reserve

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge is a cleverly designed conservation and wildlife lodge run by a family who are seasoned Bhopali hoteliers. This beautiful lodge is located in pristine forest close to Satpura National Park.

Forsyth Lodge

Forsyth Lodge’s founders pioneered Satpura’s rise to prominence, helping to catalyse its more innovative approach to nature tourism. This stylish lodge set in a once barren tract of 44 acres of farmland is now a restored forest with grassy meadows, alive again with birds and wildlife, reflecting their original passion.

IN Nagarhole Tiger Reserve

Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini

Cleverly inspired in design by the Kadu Kuruba Hadis, the local tribal village homestead, this picturesque wilderness resort is bordered on two sides by the Kabini reservoir

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Other Agents & Travel Companies

Here are some other committed International Travel Operators and Ground agents based in the Sub-continent, that you could consider travelling with. They have all committed to driving sustainability in travel. The choice is now yours.

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