Jawai Leopard Camp, Jawai, India
Lying at the heart of an untrammelled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free, is Jawai Leopard Camp; SUJÁN’s latest experiential creation.
Staying true to SUJÁN’s goals for conservation, without compromising comfort, Jawai Leopard Camp has 8 luxurious tents, each with oodles of space and privacy that rest encapsulated in a landscape surrounded by craggy granite formations of caves, kopjes, Anogeissus scrub and winding sand river–beds.
The vibrant Rabari herdsmen who have shared this landscape with wildlife for centuries signify the organic and continuing link between local culture and wildlife, a relationship SUJÁN is deeply committed to nurturing, in the face of rapid change, as a means of fulfilling their commitment to conservation; of cultures and wildlife. These aims are: a preservation of the Earth as a source of life through low-impact eco-tourism, wedding local cultures and communities to this model through commerce and enterprise, and sharing their creations with a partnership of like-mindedness across the world. The model becomes a method for the preservation of the earth and a SUJÁN camp becomes the centre of a custodianship for its environs.
Location and Transfers
Jawai is situated in Rajasthan, equidistant from Udaipur and Jodhpur by car. It is approximately a 3 hour journey from both places.
Designed by the owners, Anjali and Jaisal Singh, Jawai Leopard Camp represents a style that combines subtle opulence with abundant adventure; a vigourous rendition of camping at its finest.
Created in a timeless flourish with canvas, stainless steel and leather accoutrements, each of the 8 tents at Jawai is abutted by a private deck that looks upon unobstructed, spectacular views of the dramatic wilderness around. The use of local stone and stainless steel brings an understated, elegant and light feeling to the camp. An inviting Dining Tent and a scattering of discreetly located areas to unwind in, form part of the Encampment while the spry Spa nestles in the lap of seclusion nearby. The celebrated artisan, Michael Aram’s charming collection of decorative artefacts; hand-crafted using age-old traditions of Indian workmanship complete the winsome furnishings
At Jawai Leopard Camp guests can enjoy access to sites of their choice for private dining. What could be more dramatic than a granite kopje which serves as a private dining room overlooking the expanse of the Jawai wilderness? Breakfasts in the bush and picnics in the wild, luncheons by lakes and embracing dinners, ensconced by granite hills under constellations of an unending sky provide unlimited dining options for guests. Meals are created using organically-grown produce from its own Kitchen Garden
Facilities and Activities
Customised 4×4 Jeeps – with a driver-tracker and naturalist on board
Game Drives – leopards are Jawai’s predominant attraction