We are small, exclusive & unique!

Our boutique Camp, location by the forest, African styled tented accommodation and highly personalised activities, allows us to prioritise safety and give you true wildlife experience.

Serene and tranquil through the day while exciting and adventurous at night; the Bison Resort offers something rustic and luxurious at the very edge of adventure.

‘The Bison is situated at the confluence of the Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks, on the shores of the Kabini River in Karnataka (West of Mysore).

A mix between a rustic African wildlife tented camp and the old lodges of the Raj, The Bison offers a beautiful balance of luxury amidst wilderness.

The Bison is the only property in the area that overlooks the tourism zone of Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. We are closest to the gate and offer fabulous game viewing, both from camp and on safari.

With our spectacular location, accommodation and services, we promise you a one of a kind exclusive wilderness experience.

Curl up in the cosy deck and gaze into the forests at sunset, have a drink by the crackling fire and share your stories of the forest, dine in the jungle under a blanket of stars, soak in the romance of a midnight boat ride or thrill yourself with tracking down a big cat on safari. As we at The Bison always say, “If you are Game, so are we.”


We believe in experiential travel where our guests at Camp are explorers. We will personalize your stay, help you track wildlife and offer you activities no one else can.

 Location & Team

Watching elephants graze on the opposite bank from the Observation Deck (equipped with binoculars and telescopes) is not uncommon. Herds of gaur can be seen in the late evenings by the water. Deer, Sambar and Wild boar are at large through the day. Our resident Leopard has also been spotted by guests numerous times this year and if really lucky you may even find the elusive Sher Khan walking the banks of the backwaters, all while lounging at camp.

Our team at Camp are great fun and create a wonderful atmosphere who will help make your stay memorable. To know more about them and their eccentricities, please visit the About Us section.

Unique Accommodation

The Bison takes pride in being the only African styled Tented Camp in South India. Our rooms are spacious and cosy and come with a stunning view. We offer an entirely new experience as we maintain the rustic nature of the forest coupled with some small luxuries, to allow you the ultimate comfort in natures lap.

We at the Bison detest crowd and noise. With our limited number of rooms we hope to maintain a tranquil environment all the while providing a very special, personalized, and exclusive service. So if you’re looking to avoid the stereotypical jungle vacation in a concrete, pseudo environment, The Bison is for you.

Spoil yourself, come to the jungles and experience something extraordinary.

Covid Measures at Camp

Evolution is important and all of us must emerge from this pandemic as a wiser race that abides by the new normal. One that is more attuned to nature.

As a small camp, we have quickly evolved into this new normal that prioritises the safety of our guests and the local community. We are operating at a reduced occupancy, unlike most other resorts in the area. As a camp with only 14 rooms on full capacity, now operating at only 65%, we have absolutely no crowding at the common areas and dining. To go a step further, we have added an extra dining area to limit the crowding around the buffet. To ensure further safety, we have implemented several new measures that can be read here.

Our rooms are stand alone tented cottages are open and airy that are also 15 feet apart. With only a handful of people at camp, even on a full house, your safety at our resort is second to none.

Special Activities

As mentioned above, The Bison’s unmatched view and low inventory allows us to offer exclusive and highly personalized activities. These activities will strongly enhance the experience and enrich your holiday.

Come dine under and by the forest at our Bush Dinners, or take a midnight boat ride with tea on the backwaters or have a drink at sunset by the banks and count elephants. The Bison offers you something unique and very different.

We have two types of activities, Common and Star. You can find these on our activities page.



At ‘The Bison’ we take our Safaris very seriously. We believe your safari, guide and route is the difference between a life defining wildlife holiday and one that is just ordinary. The forest holds immense knowledge and behind every forest lies an untold story. At The Bison, we try and unravel the mysteries together as we share our knowledge and explore the depths of the jungle. This isn’t just about spotting animals, its about understanding the whole social structure, emotional bondages, fear and beauty that lies in these woods.