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NAWABZADA SAAD BIN JUNG


Descendant of The Late Wali-ud-Dowla Amir-i-Paigah from Hyderabad,a cricket batsman is a nephew of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, the former Indian cricket captain. Nawabzada Saad Bin Jung comes from a family of great wildlife enthusiasts. His grandmother, his maternal grandfather and his paternal grandfather were all mad wildlifers and he understand the ways of their madness. Between them they once owned hundreds of thousands of acres of forests and shikar-gah’s (private hunting lodges), he grew up in these lodges and forests around Bhopal and Hyderabad. He inherits the fondness, zeal and enthusiasm of his ancestors for the wilderness and the greenery. Saad’s passion is to reconnect people to nature. A cricketer, Saad had played Ranji Trophy, Dulip Trophy from Hyderabad and also international cricket for India.


He retired in his early twenties due to ill-health and since then has been into wildlife conservation and eco-tourism. Wild Tales from the Wild is Saad Bin Jung’s account of his days manning the resort that he built in the Mangala Valley near the Bandipur National Park in Karnataka. Nawabzada Saad Bin Jung has successfully operated temporary camps on the banks of the Kabini, Bush Betta Bandipur and Bush Betta Fishing Camp in Mekhedathu since the past twenty years. Their fishing camp (www.fishmahseer.com) was declared as one of the best camps in the world by the BBC. This was produced as an hour’s program called "The Accidental Angler". Mr.Saad’s vast experience in the bush has helped him perfect ‘The Bison’ making this camp on the Kabini one-of-a-kind wildlife camp.


With over 25 years experience in promoting and managing luxury eco- tourism and jungle lodges and camps. As an extension of his activities in India, based on his vast experience he has started ‘AfricaWithSaad‘ a new venture with like minded camp owners in Africa.


Royal descent, Sportsperson, Wild life enthusiast, Eco-tourism promoter, Columnist, Novelist, Angler and Photographer.


 

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