Our guides: Indrajit Latey

Our guides: Indrajit Latey

Indrajit Latey

Indrajit Latey has worked in the fields of wildlife management and nature tourism for over 20 years. His interest in wildlife was ignited during his childhood years when he spent many summers in Melghat Tiger Reserve in India’s western state of Maharashtra. He later worked as a naturalist for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Pune, and for six years, he lived and worked as a naturalist in Kanha National Park.

As a naturalist and photographer, he has traveled extensively across India’s tiger and elephant habitats, including famous safari circuits and lesser-known wilderness areas. He seeks to observe the interconnected relationships between plants, birds, trees & ecology to help guests understand our local and global environments’ past, present & future.

Indrajit is at ease in any environment, whether guiding wildlife guests, diving in coral reefs in the Andamans, tracking snow leopards in the Himalayas, or observing spiny-tailed lizards in Rajasthan’s hot deserts.

He is passionate about photography and realized a childhood dream a few years ago when he visited Africa’s Masai Mara and Serengeti as the leader of a group of professional photographers.

In 2017, he used his conservation and wildlife knowledge on a month-long stint to explore the northeastern rainforests of India in a quest to increase his knowledge of this remote and fascinating area.

Indrajit’s inquisitive nature and eagerness to explore and learn make him a phenomenal naturalist who knows how to captivate guests’ interests and keep them spellbound with his wildlife stories.

When Indrajit is not engaged in conservation issues, he enjoys introducing people to what he believes is the most incredible wildlife landscape anywhere—India’s Tiger Land.

Indrajit considers that skills like wildlife tracking, bird language, and land navigation teach you to gather clues, make predictions, and test the assumption for better wildlife experiences.

Indrajit believes that the urban man has lost touch with nature and strongly feels that educating and helping people reconnect with nature will significantly invoke the spirit of awareness and conservation.

Our guides: Helder

Our guides: Helder


Helder developed a passion for nature since his youth at São Paulo where he became a biologistand obtain a degree from the University of São Paulo (USP).

His passion for the wild led him to 1.000 km away from the city into the wetlands of the Pantanal, where he works as a Naturalist for the past 15 years. Meanwhile, he also led nature trips in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique. He also had the chance to track rhinos and lions and learn some skills with the best trackers from Tracker Academy.

He continued his professional development guiding naturalists and birdwatchers in one of the Brazil’s best ecolodges. Besides being the head guide, developing guiding training and managing teams, Helder worked as the environmental manager of aprivate reserve, focusing inconservation, working on environmental certification and auditing.

Helder have worked on the main jaguar conservation project, studying, capturing and monitoring wild jaguars at the Pantanal.

Helder also manages his own and successful environment management, sustainability and ecotourism.

Kanah Jungle Lodge

Kanah Jungle Lodge

If tranquility is the new meaning of luxury, Kanha Jungle Lodge has plenty of it. You can immediately sense the mist, the scent of the trees, the birds singing, the clear blue skies, and the early morning sun.

This family-run lodge is near the Mukki entrance of Kanha National Park and has a lot to explore on its lush green land. After a nice breakfast, snooze in the afternoon or simply stroll around the lodge area. Sit and read while enjoying coffee. You can relearn who you are through the experience.

Community involvement

Kanha Jungle Lodge’s dedication to helping the community has given countless people better possibilities. Over the years, women from these tribes have been encouraged to leave their homes and get professionally groomed for the hospitality sector. The family’s contribution drive for school supplies, furniture, and books, as well as maintenance of nearby school buildings, continues to support education.

Cooking classes

Dimple takes particular effort in Kanha Jungle Lodge to provide meals high in nutrition and flavor. Dimple painstakingly modified original regional recipes to suit the needs of international travelers. Experience the native culinary classes to discover the unique fruits, spices, and ingredients and return home with fresher regional dishes.

Star Gazing

When night falls at Kanha Jungle Lodge, you find yourself adoringly observing the heavens. With this exclusive stargazing opportunity, you may experience the magic of the night skies that you would otherwise miss in the busy metropolis. Having the choice of «dining under the stars» is a perk.

Cultural pursuits

Baigya and Gond tribal communities’ daily lives are infused with folk music and dance. Visitors can experience the area’s rich legacy by participating in the songs and dances, which are odes to nature.

The ideal safari

A visit to the Kanha National Park, supported by skilled naturalists who accompany you (the Sankhalas are unquestionably the «first family of tigers conservation»), leaves a lasting impression. Fascinating plants and animals are found and displayed to visitors by knowledgeable naturalists. You can later continue your picnic under the refreshing shade of the sal trees.

Refugio Caiman / Caiman Lodge – Pantanal

Refugio Caiman / Caiman Lodge – Pantanal

With the best lodging and visitor experiences in the Pantanal, Caiman has long been acknowledged as the industry’s pioneer. The Oncafari jaguar habituation project, which last year allowed 98 percent of visitors to see at least one jaguar during their visit, is the most well-known example of how this 53,000-hectare private reserve seamlessly combines cattle ranching and cutting-edge conservation.

The opening of Caiman Lodge, which offers 18 opulent boutique suites surrounded by extensive gardens and equipped with a swimming pool and gym, has recently expanded Caiman’s lodging options. The Casa Caiman’s public spaces include a dining room, living room, courtyard, swimming pool, deck facing the bay, and hammock area.

Guided daylight and nighttime vehicle safaris, nature hikes, and canoe excursions help visitors learn about the breathtaking surroundings and wildlife. Recently, horseback riding led by the community of cowboys in the area has been added to the list of available experiences. A 5,600-acre Private Reserve of Natural Patrimony (RPPN) and a permanent residents’ village for lodge and ranch staff members and their families are also located on the reserve.

What is an RPPN?

A Private Reserve of Natural Patrimony is an area that has been voluntarily conserved by private parties who own land with the ability to preserve the natural environment. The Brazilian government accepts it. Once classified, the area cannot be used for anything other than preservation, and its RPPN status is permanent.

Casa Andina Premium – Puno

Casa Andina Premium – Puno

This cozy and welcoming hotel is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. It provides unobstructed views of the lake and a convenient launching point for exploring the surrounding area. One of the oldest hotel chains in Peru comprises the Casa Andina group, which includes this establishment. The design of this hotel, with its terracotta exterior, stone walls, and clay tiles, is much more in keeping with the altiplano area than the other larger hotels. For that reason, we feel it has much more character to offer! Even though the rooms are uniform across the Private Collection properties.

The hotel, which is only a 7-minute drive from Puno’s downtown and right next to the lake, has its private harbor and breathtaking views, making it even more magnificent from its sunny outdoor patio.

Casa Andina Premium has 45 rooms and suites with a variety of lake and mountain views. The rooms are modestly furnished yet loaded with contemporary amenities like cable TV, heaters, coffee makers, and, upon request, oxygen. While the suites are larger and include a separate sitting room with a wood-burning fire and enormous baths, the nicest Lake View Rooms offer private balconies.

An inviting lobby and reception room with armchairs and a fully equipped refrigerator bar are available to visitors as part of the hotel’s amenities. You can access the hotel’s restaurant, which serves regional Andean specialties, from the floor below by passing through the outside terrace. Open fireplaces are lighted at night in the restaurant and lobby, adding to the atmosphere of coziness and relaxation.