Denwa Backwater Escape, Satpura National Park

Surveying the scenic backwaters of the Denwa River, Denwa Backwater Escape is an intimate safari lodge ideally situated on the edge of Satpura National Park.

The lodge’s tranquil location, combined with beautiful views over the river, grasslands and Pachmari hills, make it a great option for those seeking a more intimate wilderness experience in central India. Across the river lies Satpura National Park where you can enjoy safaris in search of white bison, Indian giant squirrels, sambar, leopards and the elusive tiger. Other available activities include bird watching, walking safaris, boat cruises and village walks.  

Constructed from locally sourced materials like wood, stone and baked tiles, the design of the lodge is modern whilst local textiles and handcrafted furniture add color and character. There are just eight cottages and two tree houses in total, all featuring classic safari-style furniture and crisp cotton upholstery. Cottages also have private terraces where you can enjoy a sleep-out under the stars. The lodge has a superb swimming pool, ideal for a refreshing dip in between safari activities. Denwa Backwater

Escape, at a glance

  • Luxury, tranquil lodge perched by the Denwa River within 10 acres of forested land home to a variety of flora and fauna 
  • Choice of eight deluxe river view cottages and two river view treehouses
  • All are air conditioned and have 24-hour hot and cold water
  • Cottages have private terraces where a bed can be set up under mosquito netting
  • Stylish room interiors featuring crisp cotton upholstery, leather safari-style furnishings and local handicrafts
  • Main building and pool area feature vintage iron and handcrafted wooden furniture
  • Dining hall where you can choose from a range of Indian, continental and local cuisine 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Elephant and traditional jeep safaris in Satpura National Park accompanied by experienced naturalists
  • Boat cruises and kayaking opportunities
  • Camping and night safaris in the park’s buffer zone
  • Nature walks and cycling trips inside the national park
  • Village visits
  • Fantastic birding
  • Sleep out under the starry sky on your private terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Hides to view wildlife 
  • I am unable to express sufficiently my thanks and admiration for the constant care and organisation you put into this journey.

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    DH, Argentina, 2012