• Samode Safari Lodge
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Samode Safari Lodge

Samode Safari Lodge provides excellent accommodation and guides, close to Bandhavgarh National Park.

  • Explore Bandhavgarh in search of tigers
  • Luxurious private villas
  • Swimming pool, spa and gym
  • Guided tours of the grounds and village
  • Top quality cuisine

Samode Safari Lodge offers luxurious accommodation and excellent facilities in a lovely location at the edge of a forest about half an hours drive from the main entrance to Bandhavgarh National Park. There are 12 individual cottages plus a main lodge and separate dining room. The facilities include a swimming pool and spa. The quality of the accommodation and service has been recognised by Samode Safari Lodge being accepted as a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux portfolio in early 2014.

The cottages are spacious and superbly furnished. Traditional in style and design they are decorated in muted colours. A small central courtyard leads to the spacious sitting room, off which is the light and luxurious bedroom. There is a private veranda leading from the bedroom. The bathroom has a bathtub and shower and there is an additional outdoor bathroom with tub and shower. Modern touches have been incorporated such as plasma screen TVs, air conditioning, heating, electric blankets and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathrobes are provided and there is an unlimited supply of mineral water in each room.

The main building houses an art gallery, shop, library and internet room downstairs. Upstairs is the sitting room, with indoor and outdoor areas. Here guests can relax and chat, enjoy a book or game of cards, a cool drink and take in the magnificent views. The nearby waterhole attracts animal and bird life especially in the early mornings and evenings.

The dining room is in a separate building, linked to the main lodge by a wooden walkway. It is set on stilts to make the most of the views. Continental, Oriental and Indian food is served and can be enjoyed in the dining room, in the privacy of your own room or at a chosen location in the camp. Meals are generally served a la carte, but buffets are also popular. Alcoholic drinks are served at the lodge.

A typical day would start with an early morning game drive in Bandhavgarh, followed by breakfast at the lodge. The naturalist guide will discuss the day ahead then leave guests free to enjoy the pool and spa, maybe go walking or read in the library. It is also possible to visit nearby villages and take picnics at local beauty spots. In the late afternoon there will be another game drive in the park, followed by drinks and dinner.

Samode Safari Lodge has a heated swimming pool, a gym and a spa offering a range of treatments including massage and Ayurvedic therapies. There is also a steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

This lodge certainly lived up to it's deluxe rating and did,without doubt,provide us with the ultimate experience when combining luxurious accomodation with a perfect safari adventure. The attention to detail was faultless and all of the staff were attentive without being intrusive,always polite and helpful. The chalets were beautifully appointed and provided us with the ultimate in comfort. The game drives were always well prepared with a lot of thought being given to where the best opportunities might be to spot tigers.Every drive was preceeded with a briefing from Vijay,our naturalist,explaining,with the help of a map,our plans for the day. This created an additional dimension to the whole safari experience and proved to be successful since we had four sightings out of six outings. Vijay was a very personable young man whose boundless knowledge inspired us to take great interest in all the wildlife in the park. Do not miss this wonderful Samode experience.

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Samode Safari Lodge

Samode Safari Lodge

Samode Safari Lodge provides excellent accommodation and guides, close to Bandhavgarh National Park.

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