Bori Safari Lodge
Bori Safari Lodge, Dhapadamal, Shahpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
A private exploration of Satpura Forests.
Bori Safari Lodge

Located near Dhapada village in Madhya Pradesh, Bori Safari Lodge offers varied safari experiences in close proximity to the forests of Satpura. On the edge of the Bori Wildlife Sanctuary, cocooned within a 7.5-acre farmland estate, the lodge offers a nature bound experience designed for the contemporary traveller seeking the adventures of the forests.

Four clusters of two bedrooms each are spread on a thriving farmland; the decks of the rooms, private and elevated, have a lovely look-out.  A unique design ensures that Bori Safari Lodge stands apart from what you have seen at lodges any anywhere else in the country. The lodge spells art, design and comfort.

The proximity to the wildlife sanctuary and exclusivity of being the only lodge on this side of the Satpura Tiger Reserve is what sets it apart.  Among the emerging tiger landscapes of Madhya Pradesh that are still, undiscovered by many tourists, Satpura is possibly the only park that allows for myriad wildlife and nature immersions. You will be among like-minded travellers who like a low-key wildlife experiences. The forest is home to sloth bears, leopards, wild dogs, giant squirrels and a variety of other Indian species of birds and animals.

Enjoy wildlife tours, 4x4 game drives, walks and hikes, buffer zone night drives in the Bori Wildlife Sanctuary. Enthusiastic naturalist guides enrich your experience and bring the forest alive with their knowledge. Enjoy village tours, interact with locals, take excursions to Dhapada and other villages, which have anthropological references. 

The pool with its spacious deck is inviting enough to stop you from making the journey to your room. The library and the spa promise more distractions. The broad, curved leaves of the banana plants are everywhere. If you are an artist, your fingers will itch to sketch or paint the sky, the grass and the banana plants. 

Perfectly Rare

Bori is the perfect safari location for those who love the full wildlife experience. You have the opportunity to explore this region in relative seclusion, with a variety of options - walks, bike rides, boat safaris, night safaris, buffer zone explorations etc. Well-connected by train and flights,...

Know Your Host

The famous Jehan Numa group of Hotels in Madhya Pradesh owns this Retreat in the forests of Satpura. Their wildlife offerings as Jeha numa Retreat Bhopal, camping with Satpura Under Canvas, Reni Pani Lodge and Bori Safari Lodge are clubbed under the Jeha Nnuma Wilderness brand. The wildlife...

Bori Safari Lodge is designed keeping in mind the modern comforts for a contemporary traveller, and being in sync with the natural surrounds.  Very different from other lodges of the same group or elsewhere in the Indian forests, the lodge is a charmingn mix of art and design that celebrates the space it is on.

Even at first glance you can see the elemental quality of the design - the spaces, open to large expanses of farm and nature, sky overhead, a water body and the sense of light everywhere. The eight rooms are in four clusters of two room cottages elevated to accommodate the monsoons, which is known to cause flooding of this region. The luxury is in the simplicity and the gentle colours and, interesting pieces of art that surround you in every room. Add to that the bountiful nature, which is just outside the large high doors that can be stacked to the side, for an uninterrupted view of the farms. Waking up to the dawn chorus from your bed in this beautiful setting is sheer bliss. 

Each suite has a generous space with infinite detail. The aesthetics are simple and elegant. I, it is raining, it is heavenly to sit in your room and sip your coffee. Enjoy the serene ambience of the farmlands from the deck of your private dwelling!

The public areas of the lodge allow a seamless sync with the outdoors at all times. Plenty of open spaces, large windows in the dining area and an uncluttered feel is what makes Bori Safari Lodge special. As you ascend the steps into the lodge to a warm welcome, a cold or hot towel and a minty tea is offered. Almost immediately, you are in the large courtyard where a healthy Palash tree holds centre stage. This courtyard that in good weather promises to be a beautiful outdoor dining, is the defining space of the lodge. It sets the tone for everything around it and, also links the key Jehanuma details. The tea cart onto the side is an invitation to 'chai' whenever you want. The lounge and bar on the other side which is also where the naturalist or Lodge Manager will update, regale and share with you their knowledge of the forests of Satpura. The dining is simple and open, almost contrasting to what comes to your table - . different cuisines served as multiple courses, fresh ingredients sourced from their own kitchen gardens and grown around. Decks and courtyards and large open windows spell 'outdoors, under-the-sky'  again and again. 

On the other side of the courtyard are the bridge-like trails that take you to your cottages. The walk is through thriving farms that are dotted with young trees that will soon add to a healthy canopy of indigenous trees, an invitation for birds, civets, shrews and other creatures of the wild. 

Each of the eight rooms at Bori Safari Lodge is 525 sq. ft. and can comfortably accommodate a family of two adults and two children. T, the adjacent room is perfect, if it is a family with older children. The suite is a generous space with fine detailing multiple plug-points ( its absence is quite an irritant for photographers ), a king-sized bed with reading lights, and ante-room with a wardrobe and luggage space, and twin vanities leading to individual shower space and toilet.  The tea and coffee station offers the option of freshly brewed coffee and a jar of homemade cookies.



The in-house restaurant is the chic dining hall, which moves into the courtyard when the weather allows it.  The lodge offers pre-plated menus with a great variety of fresh greens, salads, local delicacies and a smattering of Asian and continental cuisines. All ingredients used are sourced from local farmers and markets.  The very talented chef ensures that they suit different palates. It also allows the lodge to contribute economically to the local communities. The outdoor dinner 'Boma’ "experience is unique to Bori as the naturalists have designed it to make it an interesting wilderness experience. 

The in-house spa offers massages which are great to revive you after a long day on a safari. Enjoy time swimming in the pool with nature all around, or just relax on the deck This is the perfect spot to cool off in the summers, when nature trails are best to spot wildlife. Spend time in the wonderfully curated library with books on wildlife, birds and general interest as well.

Activities include a game drive in a 4X4 jeep with a seasoned naturalist, who reads the forest through tracks and signs. Buffer rides around the main wildlife sanctuary can be done any time of the day. It turns out to be more rewarding sometimes in terms of spotting animals.

Nature walks and birding orientation around the property is organised with the help of naturalists and experts.

Perfect For

New and serious wildlifers who’d like to step away from the usual safari routine. Here, you get to truly experience the forest without the commotion of a long line of safari vehicles and picnicking crowds.

Operational status
Open from October to June. Closed during the monsoon season.

Being adjacent to the wildlife sanctuary, the property has a keen eye on conservation and preserving the natural heritage of the area by not building too much on it. Most of the staff comes from the surrounding villages; Bori Lodge ensures that the community can partake in the hospitality sector. They also source vegetables and fruits from the villages around.


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This new lodge by the Jeha Numa Wilderness Group close to the unexplored Bori wildlife sanctuary, part of the larger Satpura Tiger Reserve allows great safari opportunities for serious wildlife enthusiasts. You can be assured that you will be delightfully away from the popular forest trails of the better-accessed national parks. Also when clubbed with Reni Pani Lodge at the Madhai gate and a couple of days of camping in the buffer area, it makes for a fantastic safari program of Satpura Tiger Re
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An excellent stay in every respect
by Martin B on 05/15/2024

We spent three nights here before going on to Reni Pani through the park as part of a stay including Bhopal arranged by Jehan Numa Hotels. We had one of the deluxe rooms, I think that is what they...

by amritr216 on 05/02/2024

Bori safari lodge is a must for Safari connoisseurs- the lodge puts the safari experience to the forefront of your stay. It has quite simply some of the best guides in India. My guide Tarkik was a...

by wanderlust210877 on 04/28/2024

We are ardent fans of wildlife and our latest tiger trail took us to an enchanting lodge situated close to Kipling country in the Bori Wildlife sanctuary. Tucked amidst the lush and rustic locale of...

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