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Samode Safari Lodge

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Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 3 nights here which, on reflection, was not enough. We needed at least one more night. This lodge is just amazing - there is nothing not to like. Our travel agent really undersold this place. The rooms are huge and super luxurious, the beds/pillows are like wonderful marshmallows, an excellent shower and two toilets! The outside courtyard area... More 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I rapidly ran out of superlatives during our stay here. Our accommodation was massive and superbly equipped, with every need catered for including free laundry. There's no wifi, but you can use their dial-up at reception, again free. Lunch is western, dinner more Indian, but both were delicious. There's an excellent choice at breakfast as well. Our guide, Anshu, was... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

On our 5 days here we saw a tiger everyday. We saw the elusive sloth bear till we tired of him! I am a total convert to bird life! More than tigers and bears and deers and Sambhar, bird life has become my new passion! A must for all bird lovers. The naturalists have knowledge on their finger tips which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a beautiful property in a remote location near the national park. The rooms are very spacious and tastefully decorated. The things I liked most about our stay were: surprise dinner locations in different parts of the lodge each evening, very knowledgable guides who take you into the park, (Ansu in particular!!), incredible varied food and an all around... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Indian Wildlife on your doorstep with delicious food and excellent service from all the staff. Samode is a wonderfully luxurious place from which to explore and photograph the birds and mammals of Banhavgarh. The Lodge naturalists/guides/drivers provide a deep insight into the natural history of the area. We saw 85 species of birds, and several mammals including 7 tiger sightings... More 

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huntsville, al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

To start off u have traveled to so many safari lodges over the world and I received the BEST service here. The managers, priyum and anshuman have outdone themselves. Every experience whether in the park with driver or even eating breakfast with the staff was amazing. The staff truly does a fantastic job. We will definitely return.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Anshuman and priyum are great hosts. Their staff is impeccable. Service is at the top. Loved jamuna at the dining and miss his services. Wish I could take him home. Clean and comfortable rooms. Huge bathrooms with walk in shower and bath tub. Walk in closet too. Laundry done daily complimentary. Chef safat knows what to do in his kitchen.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I stayed for three nights and went on six game drives. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and we were very lucky to have sighted tigers on 5 different occasions ...... some of these were really close up. Hatsy was a very experienced and talented guide; a true master of his art! The good quality... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed at the Samode Safari Lodge located adjacent to Bandhavgarth National Park in Bandvagarh India. Although this lodge is somewhat off the beaten path, it is truly a unique, hidden gem. Everything about the lodge--location, grounds, accommodations, food and service-- was excellent. We have traveled several times times to Africa and have stayed at numerous... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Staying at Samode for three nights and going on four game drives - and seeing two tigers in the last hour of the last drive - was one of those rare, unique occassions that stand out among all the wonderful experiences one has had when travelling in all continents before. The managers, the naturalists, and all the junior staff were... More 

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