presents the perfect opportunity this Independence Day
for families. This specially crafted day-long nature & fishing experience
is a perfect opportunity for adults and children to experience the best that nature and wildlife has on offer.
We will spend a full day at Outback Campground
, our own property on the banks of a gleaming lake, which is the perfect gateway to experiencing the joys of birding, wildlife tracking, angling and wildlife photography. What’s better, with award-winning wildlife photographer Phillip Ross
as your camp leader, you or your child is sure to have a fun-filled time while exploring areas of Bannerghatta seldom visited by tourists.
The campsite is situated right on the fringes of the Bannerghatta National Park. This unique park, home to wild Asiatic elephants, boasts of being the world’s closest wilderness to a metropolis. The park is richly diverse and is also home to tigers, leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears and an array of nocturnal wanderers including the rare honey badger or ratel in addition to more commonly sighted animals such as gaur, wild boar and various species of deer. The park is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 150 species of bird, including the yellow-throated bulbul and rufous-bellied eagle. Be assured to sight at least 30 species within the property.
Come join us and enrol yourself or your child for this day-long one-of-a-kind nature experience!
With an array of activities ranging from angling, wildlife tracking, birdwatching and fun nature-based games, you or your child is sure to have a whale of a time. The specific of the camp include:
- Gaining a comprehensive understanding of wildlife
- Family bonding in the midst of nature
- Delicious meals at Outback Campground, Bannerghatta
- Learning exciting new skills
- Fascinating activities such as angling and a forest trek
- A fun-filled great day out in the wild
- Expert guidance from wildlife photographer Phillip Ross
Arrive at the pickup point in Bangalore at 7 a.m, and once all the participants have assembled, we’ll depart in pre-arranged transport. An hour later we arrive at the gorgeous campsite set by a lake in the forests. After check-in, Phillip will introduce the property while you enjoy a refreshing welcome drink and refreshments. Later we will get to know each other through a fun ice-breaking name game.
After the game, Phillip will talk to you about ornithology and lead the group around the beautiful property to explore its avian wonders. We should come across at least 30 species over the hour we spend birding.
It’s now time to grab fishing rods and bait, and head down to the water’s edge. Phillip will introduce everyone to the art of angling, and you will learn about various angling methods, types of tackle, the species of fish found in the lake, and how to cast, set the hook and carefully retrieve the catch without hurting the fish. Please remember that all fish caught will be released back into the lake.
After working up an appetite catching some of the monsters in the lake, we’ll give in to the enticing smells coming in from the kitchen. Yes, lunch time has arrived and the chef reveals the delicacies prepared. After a delicious lunch, we’ll return to the lake to continue practicing what we learnt earlier in the day about angling and give ourselves another chance to catch some fish.
After the angling session, we’ll embark on an exciting trek to a nearby hill and birdwatching trail from where we are treated to a panoramic view of the forests of Bannerghatta. From here, you can witness an amazing sunset, click stunning landscape images and, if lucky, sight some of Bannerghatta’s wildlife in the valleys below. It’s a great place to spend the evening and a great opportunity for you to learn how to identify and study the diverse birdlife and how to approach birds without disturbing them. We return to the campsite for a steaming hot beverage and some refreshments while Phillip helps put together the bird checklist and talks about wildlife conservation and the steps we can take in order to make a change.
Finally, since all good things come to an end, we bid farewell to beautiful Bannerghatta. On the way back, we reminisce about all the highlights of the day-long camp and return to the city with the memory of a leisurely day well spent.
Who is this camp for?
Anybody who is interested in having a great time in the outdoors and wants to learn about nature is welcome to enrol for this camp. There are no other eligibility criteria.
Pricing : Including GST
Per participant: INR 2962
For 2 participants: INR 5385
- Full day excursion at Outback Campground
- Road transfers from Bangalore, to and from the destination
- All meals (breakfast & lunch) and hot beverages (coffee and tea)
- All camera and entry fees
- Any extra meals and beverages ordered
- Airfare, if applicable
- Anything that is not expressly mentioned in the inclusions list