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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Pakke Jungle Camp is an initiative started by villagers of the Nyishi community who live in and around Seijosa, which is 5kms away. The huts are made of bamboo in the local style and very spacious. They regulate temperature well; the inside of the huts are warm in the winter and cool in the summers. The trees all around protect the camp from the ravages of the wind.

Pakke Jungle Camp is for the discerning traveller, not for the tourist. Reaching here is not the easiest and one has to get used to the fact that this is a phone network-free zone. Please shove your phones into your bags and forget about them. Forget electronic connectivity and connect with the people, nature, and yourself.

There are four huts at the camp with two single beds each. Another person can easily sleep on a mattress on the floor. Each hut has an attached toilet and bathroom at the back. The toilets and basins are very clean. Hot water requires the traveller to request the people in the kitchen to boil it in advance. There is a large open-air dining area under a roof and a machaan (treehouse) that overlooks the river next to it. There is a dormitory being built for budget travellers near the dining area.

The caretakers of the camp offer the best service possible and may easily surpass anything offered at the most expensive hotels anywhere around the world. This place is the equivalent of a homestay in the middle of a forest. Conversations with the caretakers and the local people provide insights into why they live the way they do and continue doing so despite the challenges they face. There is always something to learn about another and about oneself, i believe. Pakke just reinforced this. There is also a space for a campfire in the middle of the camp and can be arranged with prior notice.

Food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, is available for anyone. The local cuisine is to be tasted to be believed but they will cook simple food too if you do not wish to get out of your comfort zone. Red tea is always flowing from flask to cup and helped keep us warm through out stay there in December.

There is thick reserve forest all around and two rivers visible from the camp. An elephant corridor passes close by and it is possible to spot elephants and deer roaming close to the camp. Birds are omnipresent all through the year.

The conservators working with the Jungle Camp and the Tiger Reserve are locals. Hunters until a few years ago, they have now turned to conserving their forests and working with tourism to provide a living for themselves. They are the best spotters and guides as they know their land and what it offers inside out. Please listen to them and follow them for the best experience possible.

Pakke Jungle Camp is the place if you wish to experience Nyishi hospitality and a virgin forest that has a lot to offer. Leave your ego behind but remember to put on your trekking shoes!

Room Tip: Choose any hut! They are all the same.
  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled with friends
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

The project is run by a local Nyshi community nnearby.

As the huts are just beside an elephant corridor, there is a fair chance to see wild elephants.

The huts are rustic andbasic, but quite comfortable, and of course there is no wi-fi.

Service was very good, and the food was plenty and tasty.

  • Stayed: January 2015, traveled solo
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3  Thank Ushi-Guide
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