Our venture is promoted by die hard

wildlife lovers & conservationists.

Our directors have spent years in the bush and were the first to set up private resorts and safaris in Karnataka in the mid 80’s.

Nawabzada Saad Bin Jung: Of Royal descent, sportsperson, wild life enthusiast, eco-tourism advocate, columnist, novelist, angler and photographer, has over 30 years experience in promoting and managing eco-tourism and jungle lodges and camps.

As an extension of his activities in India and his undying passion for the wilderness, based on his vast experience he has started ‘Africa under Canvas ‘, in order to offer the perfect wilderness experience set within the national parks of Africa. Like in Africa, he has recreated the uncomplicated rawness coupled with ultimate comfort at The Bison. Click here to know more about Saad’s camps in Africa.

Shaaz Jung: An avid wild-lifer, renowned naturalist, big cat specialist and wildlife photographer.  He is the Ambassador for Nikon, Samsung and Manfrotto. Shaaz left the corporate world after studying in the Utrecht School of Economics, to follow the family’s passion of establishing eco tourism as an integral tool for Conservation. He has spent years studying game movement in the area and has an astonishing portfolio that has captured the attention of millions across the world. His work on Kabini propelled him to be the first Indian wildlife photographer to hit a Million Followers on Instagram. He is also the Director of Photography for a National Geographic feature film on Kabini’s black panther and wildlife, the first of its kind. Shaaz is a Director at The Bison and spends a considerable amount of time at Camp.

Riad Fyzee: A wildlife enthusiast and sportsperson. Riad owned and managed a travel and tourism company and has immense experience with wildlife, trekking and camping in the bush.


Our camp is full of soul and eccentric characters. The team have been carefully put together and are sure to give you a lively and fun wildlife holiday.


General Manager

Shashank arrived five years ago as an animal rescue expert and a young budding naturalist. Over the years, he harnessed his passion for nature and began to harvest incredible knowledge on the local flora, fauna and people. He is now the calm captain of our ship and the General Manager of the Bison who carefully micromanages your entire holiday. From the food served at your Bush Dinner to the bird singing in the canopy, Shashank knows it all.


Camp Manager & Naturalist

Mr Vinod is the most lanky and loveable naturalist you will meet. His passion for wildlife radiates through the atmosphere at Camp and his kind and genuine nature makes him the perfect manager to cater to all your needs. Vinod is ever-present, but on the rare occasion he isn’t on the premises or in your Safari jeep, you can find him somewhere past the wooden fence searching for frogs, snakes, butterflies and the odd spider.


The Bison’s nomadic Head Naturalist & occasional Host

Shaaz is as elusive as a leopard. Tracking him down is difficult but if you do, he is one of the most knowledgable naturalists the area has to offer. His work on Kabini has gained international recognition and he is the first to make a National Geographic feature film in the area. As the Ambassador for Nikon and Samsung, Shaaz spends most of his time in the wilderness, shuttling between the jungles of South India and the savannahs in East Africa.

His work on Kabini can be seen on his social media links below.