Life in a new-born camp is fascinating. Watching it develop, take form and flourish is truly exciting in every sense of the word. There is something refreshing about having to learn about new landscapes, making bird lists, investigating the plants, squinting over unknown insects, creating roads, drawing maps by hand and ultimately learning to interpret an entirely new world. For me, it is the most wonderful of challenges and I have loved sharing my experiences with the many guests that have visited us already.
I must admit that I am proud of what we have achieved in a relatively short period of time. Most guests who arrive at JAWAI leopard camp are bowled over by the speed at which the camp has set its roots. Our countless hours, as a team, spent exploring the wilderness has been so rewarding in terms of sightings and magical moments. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that I would be able to say that in my first 3 months here I personally photographed 17 different leopards – and I do believe we are only just getting started.
The camps’ minimal footprint allows it to fit so naturally into the outrageously gorgeous landscape.The space and feeling of openness and freshness is what is most striking at first. The hustle and bustle of India and the crowds of people are forgotten the minute you step foot at JAWAI.
I invite you to have a look at just a handful of pictures that I have captured that show some of the moments and discoveries of which I, and the entire SUJAN team are delighted to be able to share with visitors to southern Rajasthan.
Have a look at the video I have made for the camp:
And so concludes just a taster into what life at JAWAI Leopard camp has been like over the last three months. I can tell you what, things are looking great here and the future for the camp, and the area and the leopards bodes well.
I invite you to come and experience it for yourself