Jungle and River Safaris in Kabini

Waterfall from hill top
Painted Stork
Asiatic Elephant

Karnataka, in its luscious greenery, mountainous peaks, and rivers, makes for one of the finest holiday destinations in India. The Tourism Department of the state has made it a point to utilize this beauty of their homeland and bring it to the forefront. Nature lovers who love to spend time amid nature and are animal lovers can visit Kabini. The Kabini wildlife safari is a top-notch popular experience promised to tourists by the Karnataka Forest Department.

Nagarhole National Park in Kabini is connected to major cities like Bengaluru and Mysore via excellent, well-maintained roads. The Kabini river unwinds itself through this dense forest, leaving a breathtaking landscape with occasional flashes of herds of elephants and tigers. It constitutes the eastern part of the Nagarahole National Park. Historically, Kabini was famous as the most visited shikar spot during the time of British rule.

Kabini is an incredible place for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers as it is filled with exotic flora and fauna. It shelters the largest number of Asiatic elephants in the world. Summers in Kabini are ideal for wildlife visits, while monsoons enhance the lush greenery of Kabini, making it a tourist favourite throughout the year.

Jungle Safari in Kabini

The Kabini jungle safari is one of the most opted methods to explore the wilderness. The safari starts with a mini-bus or a jeep taking you through the forest as you sit back in awe at the sight of magnificent tigers. You may even spot elephants, sambar deers, peacocks, and eagles. This activity is strictly under government control. There are rules and guidelines that are to be adhered to for the safety of the tourists and the animals.

Jeep Safaris


Are you a fanatic when it comes to jeep rides? How would you like your jeep experience combined with a wildlife tour? This is precisely what the Kabini jeep safari offers! The lodges and resorts near the jungle operate these safaris. So, if you prefer to explore the wildlife in a jeep, you will have to contact the resort authorities and pre-book them for the best experience.

Kabini jeep safari
A Canter safari  group in Kabini 6

Canter Safaris


If you are going with your family or friends, this would be the ideal choice. Canters are mini-buses that can seat about 18 people and is a budget-friendly option for large groups.  The canter safari is operated by the Karnataka Forest Department. It happens twice a day on weekdays: between 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

The weekends have four shifts open for canter safari. The timings are 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The tickets should be booked at the Forest Department booking desk located at Nagarhole National Park or via online bookings. These counters open around 30 minutes before the safaris begin, so it is recommended you arrive early to get preferred reservations.

River Safari in Kabini

Kabini backwaters safari would be an admirably unique experience to appreciate the forest and wildlife of the place. While journeying through the cool waters in the bright morning sun, you can spot elephants peacefully going about their lives, bathing and relaxing on the river bank. There are also occasional spots of crocodiles, so beware! The boat safaris are also run by the resorts and lodges under the state government.

Kabini river safari in the morning

After a day of active exploration and lively quests in the expanse of Kabini, you will definitely need a place to kick back, relax and enjoy the comforts of life. The Serai Kabini is, without doubt, the best choice in this 'quest', if you will. If you are a fanatic about exploration, then we are the aficionados of providing memorable hospitality. Here, let life flow as you stay at the waterfront accommodations and tranquillity find its way to you, naturally, as all things should be!