Holiday review by Mr Thomas Leys

Name: Mr Thomas Leys

Date of trip: 29/01/2020

Number of people: 2

The Pugdundee Safari lodges were unbelievably good. Exceptional food, incredible locations, friendly and helpful staff and an environmentally conscious mindset made these two lodges great places to stay. From the hot water bottles in your bed in the evening to the personal walking safari offered by the Anish, our naturalist, the attention to detail in the service was excellent. Although we found both Mumbai and Jaipur amazing in their own ways, we were particularly fond of being near nature: every safari drives was different!

  • Fariyas Hotel

     

  • Kings Lodge main deck

     

  • Tiger near Kings Lodge

     

  • Firepit at Kings Lodge

     

  • Kings Lodge sundowners

     

  • Kanha Earth Lodge guest cottages

     

  • Kanha Earth Lodge pool at duck

     

  • Tiger in the forest near Kanha Earth Lodge

     

  • Langur monkey near Kanha Earth Lodge

     

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Tribes Overall:

Exceeded all expectations. We were looked after from start to finish and the whole trip ran seamlessly. The hotels we stayed in were excellent with incredible food and accommodating staff.

Tribes Service:

We were kept informed throughout the process and efforts were made to tailor the trip to our needs.

Guides:

All of our guides were excellent. We were particularly impressed by Dilip and Soona's local knowledge and restaurant recommendations. Anish and Samraj made excellent naturalists and showed an astounding level of knowledge as well as both being highly considerate people.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

The safari lodges embed conservation throughout their business model, so we felt that supporting them closely benefited the local people and environment (employing local people, avoiding single use plastic, planting trees, kitchen garden etc.). In Jaipur we were taken to a cottage industry shop where we could purchase goods made with local materials by local people.


The places you stayed

Fariyas Hotel

Fariyas Hotel

India

Good location and food.


Kings Lodge main deck

Kings Lodge

India

Incredible service from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Staff were highly considerate, friendly and helpful. The food was some of best I've ever eaten. Excellent room. We love the attention to detail by the staff (hot water bottles in the room were a lovely surprise). Watching documentaries while being served freshly cooked snacks and drinks was great. Anish was an excellent naturalist and we loved our walking safari with him. To top it all off, we love the company's sustainability and conservation philosophy. We'll be back!


Kanha Earth Lodge guest cottages

Kanha Earth Lodge

India

Incredible service from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Staff were highly considerate, friendly and helpful. The food was some of best I've ever eaten. Excellent room. We love the attention to detail by the staff (hot water bottles in the room were a lovely surprise). Watching documentaries while being served freshly cooked snacks and drinks was great. Samraj was a brilliant naturalist. Deepak was kind enough to show us the vegetable garden. To top it all off, we love the company's sustainability and conservation philosophy. We'll be back!