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Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was our first stop in India, and although it took a flight to Jabalpur and a subsequent 3 hour drive to get there, it was well worth it. Samode seems to be a bit further away from the main gates of the park than the other resorts, such as the Taj, and takes around 15-20 minutes to get to... More

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Newcastle Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It was just like coming back to a friends home when we returned to Samode in the steaming Indian summer heat of June. Three of us, my wife and a safari friend from KL joined up to get pics of the tiger. Samode offers expert guides, in large four wheel drives to take you to the three zones of the... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

As the title of the review suggests reaching Bandhavgarh was not the shortest journey. I had to take a flight from Delhi to Jabalpur and then drive around 3 and a half hours to the resort where we were greeted very warmly by the reception staff as well as our naturalist Hatsy. After this point all I have is praise... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

How fortuitous to have heard of Samode Safari Lodge in passing, and to have chosen to go there instead of other "well known" properties in Bandhavgarh. The accommodation is comfortable and luxurious, the decor tasteful, warm and welcoming, the food flavoursome and satisfying . I cannot think of a better way to see tigers in the jungle other than to... More

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

omfortable 3 hours drive through the scenic country side from Jabalpur Airport to Bandhavgarh and we were transported to one of the most amazing wildlife resorts - the Samode Safari Lodge, superbly situated in the midst of a dense forest of tall Saal trees! The Lodge is fairly spread out. The main building, reminiscent of a Maharaja's hunting lodge, houses... More

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Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I cannot recommend this wonderful lodge highly enough as it was perfect and I really didn't want to leave there! The staff are all so helpful and friendly, the food is excellent and the attention to detail second to none. The bungalows are spacious and beautifully appointed with an outdoor shower which my husband liked using as the weather was... More

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tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I cannot say enough about how wonderful this place is!! we have been to India twice and stayed at some fabulous properties, but this is the BEST!! Not only is the property amazing, but the staff is first class. When you arrive, after a long 6 hour drive thru rural India, you are greeted like family. Warm, scented towels, hot... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

After a 3,5 hours drive from Khajurago (it could have been 3 hours if our driver wouldn't have lost his way in the forest) we arrived in Samode just before lunch time. Great professional welcome, smooth check in, and we were brought immediately to our 'villa' (those all built by two next to eachother, we were lucky to have no... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is the most thoughtful service we have ever had. The entire staff was so helpful and friendly. One of the staff was nice enough to invite my husband and I over to his home in the local village. My husband went for tea, and it was amazing. They noticed a couple of the little things that we/my husband liked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have been to many safari lodges in many parts of the world, but this beats all expectations. There are 12 individual lodges, all furnished and equipped to the highest standard. The rooms are large, the bathroom luxurious, and dressing room superb. The food was excellent and the nice touch is that the guides greet you for pre-dinner drinks and... More

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Address: Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Bandhavgarh National Park
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