FOR THE LOVE

OF THE WILD

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.

Shaaz Jung: An avid wild-lifer, renowned naturalist, cat tracker and wildlife photographer. Shaaz left the lucrative corporate life having earned his degree from the Utrecht School of Economics, to follow the family’s passion of establishing eco tourism as an integral tool for Conservation. Shaaz has spent years studying game movement in South India and has earned the name ‘Leopard man of India’ with his astonishing Leopard portfolio. Currently Shaaz is making a feature film for National Geographic on Kabini’s wildlife. He works as the Head Naturalist and his photos taken in Kabini with The Bison can be seen on his social media links and his Official Website.

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.

 MEET THE TEAM AT CAMP

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.

Robin

Camp Manager

Mr Robin aka Mr Reliable, is a Retd Lt. Colonel. Don’t be swayed by this rugged mans past, for he is one of the gentlest humans you will meet. Robin’s dedication, army-like discipline and unique set of skills, has made him a rare gem in the world of hospitality. His charming smile and undeniable wisdom adds a sense of calm at The Bison. Having grown up in the Nilgiris (Conoor), Robin is also a very knowledgable naturalist who loves his birds.

Shashank

Head Naturalist & Camp Manager

Shashank is an animal rescue expert and is actively involved in wildlife conservation projects in India. His recent project involved decreasing the conflict between humans and leopards in Rajasthan. At The Bison Shashank is your trusted naturalist. Do you want to know what that bird is in the canopy singing at dawn? Ask Shashank. His knowledge is immense so make sure you ask him your questions on wildlife.

Shaaz

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 by far the most knowledgable tracker and guide the area has to offer and is guaranteed to show you the spectacular. He spends most of his time shuttling between Kabini and Africa guiding avid wildlife lovers.

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