Three of us came and stayed, there was good wifi and the room was very clean with a good, warm shower. Loved Kay and Satyendra's knowledge of the tigers and wildlife, and we saw fantastic tigers. They also were very kind and helped us a great deal with trains and our travel getting there and onwards to our next stop. I would definitely recommend.
I stayed at Skay's Camp for four nights in May and was made to feel so welcome by Satyendra and Kay, it felt more like a homestay.
The accommodation was clean and tidy, and the room had A/C and a fan, but what really made this place special was Satyendra and Kay's unsurpassable knowledge of the tigers, other animals and the park. They know every tiger by name and even their family histories. Both Satyendra and Kay accompanied me on safari and both have great sense of where to find the animals and how to spot them. I was lucky enough to see twelve tigers(!), some a much closer quarters than I ever imagined as well as numerous birds, a sloth bear and more - in May the animals come out to drink more because it's so hot, but the park is very dry. I also learnt so much about India from chatting to Satyendra and Kay at mealtimes.
If you are serious about wildlife spotting or photography I would not recommend you stay anywhere else in Bandhavgarth but here.
by 478pam on
May 2, 2017
This place is different from all the other places we stopped in, it is not a posh hotel but a comfortable and friendly home. Kay and Satyendra are tiger experts and they know where to find them. We saw 3 tigers while we were there. We went on 2 safaris, the National Park is beautiful with lakes,forest and an interesting lying statue. In the evening we went to see there land, a beautiful and interesting spot. We really enjoyed are days there.
A long overdue review of perhaps the highlight of my 6 week trip to India and Sri Lanka. Kay and Satyendra are wonderful, attentive and considerate hosts. The accommodation they provide (while not luxurious) is very comfortable and they offer some of the best value safari packages in town.
My boyfriend and I stayed with them for four nights, with seven safari drives, and while with them saw a grand total of 7 different tigers, including a mother with cubs. Both are phenomenal trackers, and truly passionate about conservation and wildlife photography. They are full to the brim with fascinating anecdotes and information about the tigers themselves (all named individuals with family trees) and the local people and customs. Kay is also a talented artist whose beautiful ink and watercolour pictures of the park's cats create a wonderful atmosphere around the camp. Satyendra was good enough to help me with my photography and offered to share his images with me when mine came out blurry. Beyond this, they went the extra mile and arranged for us to venture off road on elephant back to get closer to a tigress and her cubs, a once in a lifetime experience, and no mean feat given that there are only two working elephants in the park, and one had been commandeered by the BBC for documentary filming.
Rooms were clean with good temperature control (no mosquito bites either!) and meals were delicious with our various dietary requirements well catered for. A particularly nice part of each evening was soup and drinks with Kay and Satyendra and other guests around the campfire, which made for a convivial and neighbourly atmosphere during our stay.
Beyond this, Kay and Satyendra are warm, kind people offering a unique experience of hospitality and first class tiger tracking in Bandhavgargh. I cannot recommend this lodge or these hosts highly enough.
We had a wonderful three days in the jungle at Bandhavgarh National Park, due in large part to our decision to stay at Skay's Camp with Satyendra and Kay. The room was comfortable, the food delicious. They were excellent hosts, and we learned so much about the jungle, the tigers (including their family tree), the local customs, etc. from our conversations with them. Satyendra is an amazing guide -- he seems to know the minds of the tigers, so that he would direct our jeep somewhere, sit for a while, and a tiger would walk out of the jungle. We were very lucky in our sightings -- we saw six different tigers, some for pretty extensive amounts of time, even one family group from the back of an elephant (!). But you need someone to show you the way, and they did! Of course you are never guaranteed a tiger sighting, but I am an avid generalist where wildlife and birds are concerned, and I love to photograph them all, so I was very happy that Satyendra was also interested in showing us (and also photographing) the deer, monkeys, birds and other wildlife that make their homes in the park. Highly recommended!