We stayed for three nights at Mukutan and I have to say it was one of the most memorable experiences we have ever had. We arrived rather late on the first night and drove in the dark to the conservancy centre. There, we were met by a guide who escorted us to Mukutan which was about a 20 minute drive. On the way, we came across a herd of buffalo and stopped to watch them watching us. Pure magic. We got to Mukutan and were immediately charmed by the place. Our rooms had what is surely the best bed in the business, a most romantic stone hewn bath, and a huge fireplace in the middle of the room. A fireplace in the middle!
The next morning, we had breakfast on a cliff edge facing the gorge and nothing could ever beat that view of the three hills with miles and miles of forest. We then were quite fortunate to have a guide take us on a walk through the forest which was capped by a swim in some hot springs deep in the woods. Later that evening, the rain came down heavily and we sat in the common dining area with our coffee and the world's best home made cookies (the coffee was amazing but not world's best). The dining area has open air panoramic views of the hills and as we sat there, we saw a herd of elephants in the hills frolicking in the rain. Actually, do elephants frolick or am I thinking of mermaids? Anyway, I'll settle on the elephants frolicking.
I could sit here and write forever about how amazing I found this place. But I will just say for now that it is my absolute favourite destination in the world and you would be very lucky to visit it.