Samode Safari Lodge


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

Open: Samode Safari Lodge is open from 1st October to 30th June.

Location: Samode Safari Lodge lies close to the entrance of Bandhavgarh National Park in central India. It is set in 11 acres of open grassland and farmland. The nearest airports are Khajuraho and Jabalpur, from which the lodge is a 4 or 5 hour drive respectively.

Rooms: Accommodation is in 12 individual chalets. They have a traditional rustic exterior and are built of mud and local materials and painted white. Inside, they are spacious, all have a bedroom, en-suite bathrooms plus an open-air bathroom, dressing area, lounge and private veranda. Modern facilities include plasma screen TVs, iPod docks, DVD player, tea and coffee making equipment, ceiling fans and air conditioning. They also have heating and electric blankets for cooler months.

Activities: The lodge has its own expert naturalist guides who conduct game drives in the national park, nature walks and night walks. Elephant back safaris are also offered. This is a good area for bird watching by day and night. The lodge arranges sightseeing tours to local villages, fort and ancient temples. You can take walks and bike rides in the local area and to nearby villages. Keen cooks will appreciate the chance to join the head chef for a cookery lesson.

Facilities: The main lodge area features a sitting room with an outdoor terrace, library, gym, internet room and art gallery. Samode Safari Lodge has an indoor restaurant serving Indian, Oriental and Continental cuisine. Meals can also be taken outside round the campfire or in the privacy of your own chalet. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool. The well-equipped spa offers therapeutic treatments. There is a shop.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: We recommend malarial prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication: There is free internet access in the main lodge.

Notes: Samode Safari Lodge is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group.

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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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