Tiger Safari Pench
Like the other reserves in Central India, wildlife safaris are organized by the Pench Forest Department under the aegis of the state government. The safaris are the only way of exploring and enjoying the wildlife of the park. You can carry binoculars and bird books with you. Your hotel will provide breakfast in the morning to be consumed at a designated place. The naturalist or guide will help in the interpretation of the park ecosystem and the animals and birds you come across.
The safaris are organized during the early morning and late evening period and each has to be booked prior to the excursion. The rides are on a privately hired forest jeep registered with the department, or on a shared canter managed by the MP Tourism Department of the State Government. The morning rise is usually five hours, and the evening ride is usually three hours and ends before the sun sets in. The charges are mentioned on the MP Government Portal which provides all details.
A forest guide accompanies the tourist jeep as mandatory and you can also hire a naturalist provided his name is mentioned on the permit. There are many rules and regulations that are applicable to the excursions, and they have to be strictly followed.
There is a centralized portal called MPOnline that facilitates safari booking at Pench National Park in India. All those partaking in the safari have to be mentioned and this should be supported by a photo ID or passport in the case of overseas visitors.
At the time of booking please keep the ID details of all tourists on the jeep. Since the tourism zone in the core of the protected area is divided into zones you have to choose one. During the excursion, you cannot cross over to another zone remember this. You are now allowed to get down of the vehicle except at designated spots and please do not litter or make a loud noise.
Carry warm clothes in the winter, and the necessary medicines, but no alcohol, firearms, hunting knives, or cannons Ha! Just carry a smile and wish Namaste to all the forest people and the animals and birds you come across.