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. 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.

 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.

Vinod

Camp Manager & Naturalist

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.

Syed

Camp Manager

Syed is our jovial Camp Manager who carefully micromanages your entire holiday while you’re out on Safari. From the early morning Safari wake up call to the food served at your Bush Dinners, the omnipresent Syed is forever on his toes making sure all is well at Camp.

Shaaz

The Bison’s Nomadic Naturalist

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, Samsung and Manfrotto, Shaaz spends most of his time in the wilderness, shuttling between the jungles of South India and East Africa.

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

Tiger Shez

Naturalist

Shez is unique. Born and raised in the jungles of South India, his eagle eyes and jungle instinct is second to none. His obsession for tigers and spiders has fuelled his passion to be one of the best indigenous guides the area has to offer.

When not on Safari, have Shez tell you a few stories by the Campfire. His jungle knowledge and passion is feverous.