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Gundathur Village (Karapura - Kabini), Nagarhole National Park 571114, India
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The Bison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we decided to stay near Kabini for a weekend, we found we had several options. Honestly, I would have personally preferred JLR, but they were running full at the time, but that said, our decision to stay at the Bison did not disappoint us at all. The last time I was in Kabini, the roads around Karapura were not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is very humble and efficient. Will be ever ready to help. The evening snacks, bon fire, boat ride was all fun. But... The price we paid for the stay was really not worth it. The tents & machan which they call luxury are no where close to luxury. No ac, only 1 pedestal fan of usha. There were... More

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for you valuable feedback. We would like to reply to this to help you and our guests understand your issue. We are an African styled tented camp. The only in the area and the only property to overlook the forest. Our accommodation and location makes our priority wildlife. We as avid wildlife lovers want the bison... More

Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Kabini with a group of friends on the long weekend in October. The place is very close to the national park entrance, which is a plus. The tents are spacious and well appointed with great showers. The resort is all about the setting - literally touching the kabini river. I'm assuming this would be a birdwatcher's paradise in... More

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It’s a place in natures lap with the Kabini river in the front and forest beyond it. One can hear the calls of different animals from the tent. On arrival you are greeted with a welcome drink. The resort is environment friendly and yet provides all amenities that make one comfortable. The tents are large and comfortable. They don’t have... More

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Just got back from spending two nights at "The Bison". Positives Excellent location -Cotton fields on one side and the view of the man made lake on the other.Peaceful and full of all the sounds you expect surrounded by nature. Amazing homely food : Great food ...enough to get me to go back here.Giri ,the cook did a fabulous job... More

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your valuable feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Bison. With regard to a few points you mentioned: 1) Pricing: We work on a very strict carrying capacity which limits the numbers of guests at camp in order to personalize your stay and lessen the impact on the environment. Part of what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

My impromptu trip to bangalore on 30 th August 2014 brought me all the way to The Bison.I had seen the pics of The Bison Resort couple of months ago but had not actually planned visiting so soon. I reached The Bison resort around 10.00pm.The security staff n housekeeping were there to facilitate my check in .The first thing that... More

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were there in Bison on Mid June, this year. Our's was two nights and thee days package. Though reviews and Bison website say the best time ends by End May becuase of start of Mansoon after that, I would like to extend that period upto June end. In fact, I found it the right time as you could see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A little piece of Africa lifted out of the big continent and placed right at the edge of the Nagarhole National Park, this is THE place you're looking for, if you want to get close to the big cats while living in the most quaint tented accommodation / machans east of the Serengeti. The team at Bison led by the... More

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Hello Priya It was great meeting you and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us! I look forward to seeing you in season, post September. The rains usually subside by then and once the backwater starts receding, our Bush Dinner, night drives and camping begins. Safaris become a thrilling experience as the cat movement picks up. As a small... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

WORST PLACE EVER !!! I had booked this place in advance for a holiday & when am abt reach there the following day, they call up & tell to either postpone my trip or take a refund giving FALSE REASONS... Utter lies... Misguiding people with WRONG reasons. NEVER TRUST THEM with ur holiday plan !!

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your valuable feedback but we believe it is important for our readers to also understand our side of the story. To start with, this is the first time we have ever gotten a review of this nature. We have been in the hospitality industry for the past two decades and don't enjoy canceling or postponing... More

Pune, India
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful location, right by the river.. a very different wildlife experience.. lovely location is good enough to just sit around the resort the whole day irrespective of the luck during the game runs.. would certainly recommend.. though, must add, not sure how it compares with other resorts at Kabini as did not visit any of them..

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Hello Mr Thadani We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Bison during the monsoon! The area has two seasons: the wet/rainy months and then the dry. Now that you have experienced the monsoons, we would love to have you come safari with us during the dry months for an exhilarating wildlife experience. Look forward to seeing you soon!... More

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Address: Gundathur Village (Karapura - Kabini), Nagarhole National Park 571114, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Nagarhole National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10

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