Jeep Safaris information
This is why everyone comes to Kanha and pretty much everyone who lives here can hook you up with a jeep (Gypsy 4WD) for a safari. Safari bookings are made online but you will save a lot of hassle by allowing your hotel to do this. Ten percent of safari tickets are reserved for gate sales and are sold 30 minutes before the gate opens. Vehicle fees may be higher than stated here if you need to drive further to enter from a more distant gate (depending on the zone you are visiting). The key, if you haven’t booked safaris through your hotel, is to find other independent travellers with whom you can share costs because vehicle fees are per jeep load (maximum six adults), not per person. Budget guesthouses are the best place to enquire; try at Motel Chandan. Otherwise, just ask around. Note, a jeep containing Indian nationals and foreigners costs the foreign-tourist price. There are two safari slots each day: morning (roughly 6am to 11am) and afternoon (roughly 3pm to 6pm). The morning safaris are longer and tend to produce more tiger sightings.