This summer, The Outback Experience invites children and young nature-lovers to make that start and experience the great outdoors like never before, on our Summer Wildlife Camp at Mudumalai.
Nestled in the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountains, the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve boasts of an array of fascinating flora and fauna, including over 300 species of birds, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.
The forests of Mudumalai are rich in bamboo, teak, sandalwood, and the flame of the forest and this priceless habitat is the best remaining haven for the endangered tiger,leopard,Asiatic elephant, Indian wild dog and a plethora of life in all its sensational forms and colors.
Activities are aplenty and will include wildlife safaris, bird-watching, and trekking. Integral to the program will be hands-on learning on nature conservation, photography, wildlife tracking, outdoor survival skills, star gazing and, not to forget, a whole lot of fun!
Our family-run basecamp strikes the perfect balance between homely comfort and the spirit of adventure.
Book a place now and send your child on a wild ride that will pave the way for a green future!
At the crack of dawn, we depart from the city of Bangalore and proceed to the much-awaited campsite in Mudumalai. After check-in and a scrumptious lunch, camp leader Phillip Ross and Samantha Ross will introduce the children to the Nilgiris with a brief on the wildlife found in the area, the afternoon's safari plan and also a presentation on the ideal settings for their cameras for the evening safari.
Well then find ourselves exploring the jungle in a converted Mahindra Bolero, which unlike the bigger canter, is a lot quieter, photography friendly and better for tracking wildlife. Well, keep our eyes peeled, not knowing what will be lurking around every corner and hope that the safari turns out to be a very successful one.
Later that evening, well gather around a campfire for a presentation on composition and discuss our safari experience, animal behavior and the plan for the next day.
We end the night with a session of entertainment followed by a delicious dinner.
We awake to the sweet calls of the birds found within the campsite and after a hot cup of coffee or tea, Phillip and Samantha will guide the group to the beautiful bird photography hide overlooking a birdbath. Here we have an assured opportunity to sight and capture stunning photographs of many species of birds up close, such as the red spurfowl, grey junglefowl, yellow-browed bulbul, rufous treepie, white-cheeked barbet, lesser golden back and Tickell's blue flycatcher.
After the birding session in the morning, well return to the resort for a piping hot breakfast and soon after going for a walk around the property and Phillip will conduct another photography training session, with a lot of practical and hands-on learning.
Soon we hit lunchtime. The chef at the resort is renowned as one of the best in the area, and we can be assured of a meal that will pamper our taste buds. After lunch, we rest a while and prepare ourselves for an evening to remember.
When we embark on another evening safari in Mudumalai, we will have a great opportunity to practice what weve learned on the trip so far with regard to photography and tracking.
We return just after sunset. If blessed with a clear sky, we will learn the art of star-gazing and spend the rest of the evening reminiscing about the sightings and experiences weve enjoyed on the trip.
On the final morning, well return to the bird photography hide for a couple of hours and then go on a birdwatching trail in a quest for the white-bellied minivet and Malabar lark.
After breakfast and an entire morning spent birding, well gather for a rendezvous before checking out at 11:00 a.m. and driving back to Bangalore, where we are sure your child won't be able to wait to tell you some fascinating tales.
Costs & Terms
Costs & Terms
INR 14,900/-per child(Exclusive of 5% GST)
Triple-sharing accommodation in comfortable rooms
Road transfers from Bangalore to the destinations and return
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and hot beverages (coffee and tea)
All safaris in Mahindra Boleros and entry fees
Any extra meals and beverages ordered
Anything that is not expressly mentioned in the inclusions list
100% payment in advance for confirmation of booking.
Payment can be made via bank transfer to our account. Please inform us of the reference number once the payment is made.
10% outside 30 days before the camp
25% between 29 and 22 days before the camp
50% between 21 and 15 days before the camp
75% between 14 and 8 days before the camp
100% within 7 days before the camp
Map & Directions
Map & Directions
Mudumalai National Park Mudumalai National Park, Mysore, India
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