Wolf Sanctuary Night Safari


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Distance (From Pench National Park): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: Being the buffer zone of Pench, Wolf Sanctuary remains open for tourists throughout the year. It is closed on every Wednesday evening and on the occasion of Holi and Diwali.

At a distance of 3 km from Turiya and 13 km from Khawasa, Wolf Sanctuary is the buffer zone of the Pench Tiger Reserve and is dedicated to the conservation of the Indian Grey Wolf. The entry gate of this zone is located near Village Machhan Resort.

This is a rocky forest and is famous for Wolves, Blue bull and leopards. Night Safari, also known as Wolf Safari, is allowed in this particular zone by the Park authorities. It surprises tourists with sightings of rare nocturnal creatures in all their glory. Wolves are among the animals frequently spotted on this tour, along with jackals, spotted deer, sambar deer, nilgai, and many nocturnal birds. The safari also covers a water hole in the buffer zone where tourists get the chance to spot the animals as well as get an excellent location for stargazing.

This zone of Pench is open throughout the year. Besides Night Safari, morning and evening safaris are also permitted in this zone. A very limited number of vehicles are allowed for night safari at Pench. Maximum three jeeps are allowed per day for Night Safari. The tour lasts for 2- 3 hours and is done only with vehicles registered with the park administration as private vehicles are not allowed inside the park. Each jeep can take up to 6 travelers other than a driver and one naturalist.

Night Safaris cannot be pre-booked online and can be purchased only at the counter. You may ask your resort or travel agent to arrange the same for you. All the visitors are required to carry their original identity document during safari drives as it is verified at the entrance gate. During safari drive, guide service is compulsory on each safari vehicle.

Safari Timings: 6 AM - 11 AM & 3 PM - 6 PM for Day Safari, 5.30 PM - 8.30 PM for Night Safari, closed on every Wednesday evening, during Holi & Diwali

Entry Fee (approximately): Rs. 1550 for Jeep Entry (max 6 pax), Rs. 360 for Guide, & Rs. 2000 for Jeep