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Best Indian wildlife lodges Samode safari lodge, Bandhavgarh

  • best india wildlife lodges Samode safari lodge Bandhavgarh national park

The Samode group of properties in India is synonymous with luxury, service and a certain style, so when they decided to open a property in Bandhavgarh, expectations were high. Having recently stayed in June 2014, we can certainly confirm that Samode safari lodge is now the most luxurious lodge outside the park.

However it is not just the stunning interiors of the huge private bungalows which impress, or the beautiful infinity pool, where dinners are sometimes served al fresco. For our stay, what struck us, was the quality of the guest orientation on arrival; not just for the property itself, but the safari experience inside the park. The various zones and routes were highlighted on satellite maps and your private naturalist took the time to answer any questions you may have.

The location of Samode safari lodge is very interesting itself, as you actually pass through a forest check point and then drive 2-3 km through prime buffer zone forest to reach it. Obviously a late arrival at the lodge raises the exciting prospect of a mini night time drive through this buffer zone and the chance to see Indian fox, jungle cat, sloth bear and even leopard and tiger.

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