Kabini is a magnificent jungle in Karnataka, a personal favourite too. And my first trip in nine months was to Kabini and I could not have been happier.
My destination was KAAV, a quaint property that seamlessly merges with the jungle. The serene environs of the Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary, make a perfect backdrop for Kaav Safari Lodge, a boutique property that is a niche wilderness experience. The property sits at the edge of the forest and is perfect for a getaway into the wild.
One of the key attractions however are the wildlife safaris that are organized by the Government through the jungle lodges. The safaris happen at the Nagarhole National Park twice every day with land and river options. The river safari happens on the Kabini river and is a great way to spot aquatic birds. The jungles of Nagarhole (also called as Kabini Jungle and Rajiv Gandhi National Park) have a melanistic leopard who is completely black and is a star attraction. Of course, you need lots of luck to spot him. However, I was very lucky to spot tigers in two safaris on my trip to KAAV.
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