In search of the Savaj
Conservation areas are bad for the sacral regions. The Gir Forest in Gujarat, western India, is the last remaining home for Asiatic or Persian lions. It also has the largest number of marsh crocodiles, leopards and speed bumps, as well as a highly successful breeding programme of potholes…their numbers grow every night.
If you go on an Indian lion safari you will be in for a bumpy ride. The Gir is 400 partially sealed kilometres from Ahmedabad..
Deciding to forgo some of the unique on-site attractions of the family-friendly “Fern Resort ” in Sasan Gir - kite flying (seasonal), jiggery making, beginners’ kabaddi, lemon and egg racing, “Kho Kho” (tag), musical chairs and “Make Your Own Lion Pug Mask”, I went on a three-hour, £120 early morning jeep safari to spot a rare gene pool.