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3 Sauraha Chitwan Nepal, Sauraha 32909 Nepal
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • On-site COVID testing available
  • All employees are fully vaccinated
Updated 05/31/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/31/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 60 in Sauraha
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Sapana Village Lodge is located in a fantastic location bordering beautiful Chitwan National Park area in the southern part of Nepal. With an approximately 4 hours drive by road or a 15 minutes flight from Kathmandu, Sapana Village is definitely a suitable destination for individuals, couples and families. A uniquely designed hotel with an authentic Tharu decoration, Sapana Village aims to support the local community. Started as a small business hotel, it has developed as the sustainable and responsible eco tourism project contributing to the indigenous people of the Terai region. Sapana Village Lodge has a small petting zoo for the children. We have rabbits, goats, peacocks , chickens and two elephants named Champakali and Chanchalkali. Our beautiful botanical and medicinal herbs and plants have become the residence for more than a hundred regular and migrant birds of the lowlands of Nepal. You will receive an amazing wake up call by these beautiful coloured birds! At the lodge, you can book a great variety of excursions.Sapana Village Lodge has 28 beautifully decorated deluxe rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with toilet, 24 hour hot water, and a balcony or veranda.
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Free parking
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Viv C wrote a review Jun 11
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Lovely hotel, staff very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The food quality was excellent and the room I had, had a balcony with a good view. I would recommend this hotel, the only thing I would say is they need a pool.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Viv, Namaste !! Thanks for your visit to Sapana Village Lodge and the kind words shared as your feedback are truly appreciated. We are pleased to hear that you had no trouble and loved everything here. We realize and accept your concern that the guests require a pool during the warm weather in Chitwan. We kindly like to inform you and all other guests that Sapana Lodge has started building its swimming pool. Hopefully, it will be ready by coming October or November. We will be looking forward to your next visit to our resort. Thank you.
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Justin C wrote a review May 2022
Stoney Creek, Canada17 contributions3 helpful votes
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We had a great guide, Janak Pariyar, who was very dedicated to ensuring that we had a very good wildlife experience in Chitwan. Janak worked tirelessly to ensure that we were in the park at the best times possible and in the best positions to see wildlife. After the long days were over, he would come back and help us fill out our species list which was much appreciated. He knew all the birds and mammals in the area and was able to spot things that were very difficult to see. He did a great job. Friendly staff and good food made my vacation to explore Chitwan National park very successful and enjoyable. We stayed there for just over a week and the rooms were clean and the eating area overlooks a river and a field where you can sometimes see elephants bathing in the water!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Justin, Namaste !! Thanks for your visit to Sapana Village Lodge. We are truly pleased to read your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed all activities, the rooms, our set up, the environment of the lodge and the service by the team specially by Janak as your jungle guide. Your feedback will definitely motivate our team for their best performances. Thanks again and we look forward to welcome you in our resort.
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Jule K wrote a review May 2022
6 contributions7 helpful votes
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We spent 3 days at sapana village lodge and had such an unforgettable stay there. Fantastic garden, Cosy and lovely decorated rooms and delicious food - not to forget the nice, kind and helpful staff! Special thanks to Avi who made our Jeep Safari a very impressive and unique event we will always remember! He knows all the places to spot rhinos, bears and tigers. So we got to see so many animals from very close distance and even saw one of the only 23 leopards living in Chitwan National Park! We‘re still so excited about the experiences and memories we made and would highly recommend a stay at Sapana village lodge + jungle jeep Safari with Avi!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Guest, Namaste !! Thanks for your visit to Sapana Village Lodge. We are truly pleased to read your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed all activities, the rooms, our set up, the environment of the lodge and the service by the team. Your feedback will definitely motivate our team for their best performances. Thanks again and we look forward to welcome you in our resort.
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nicknepal wrote a review Apr 2022
Plumstead, United Kingdom31 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a fantastic 3 nights at Sapana. The whole place was tasteful and clean. There were loads of trees for shade and to keep the heat down. Staff were great. WiFi coverage was excellent. We got to do almost everything with just our family (including children age 5&7) we had the same guide who accompanied us on almost all activities. The elephants were an absolute highlight including washing and feeding them. The staff were always ready to grab a jeep when the kids had walked enough and they also enjoyed the playground. We hope next time we come the pool will be complete. My only complaint was how awfully slow the kitchen was (often taking an hour to serve) even if there weren’t many people eating. They might well benefit from less options they could serve quicker. Their work in the local community is also really commendable, sadly there wasn’t a great deal in the fair trade shop worth having, a range of Christmas Tree decorations might be nice.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Nick and Family, Namaste !! Thanks for your family visit to Sapana Village Lodge. We are truly pleased to read your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed all activities, the rooms, our set up, the environment of the lodge and the service by the team. Your feedback will definitely motivate our team for their best performances. Thanks again and we look forward to welcome you in our resort.
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JPD27 wrote a review Mar 2022
Doha, Qatar11 contributions18 helpful votes
We have just returned to Kathmandu after the most wonderful 4 day/3-night stay in the Sepana Village Lodge in the Chitwan National Park. A planned family vacation, we indulged in the Lodge's set programme for our visit including; the Tharu Village and Cultural Tour Day 1, a Private (Extra) half-day Jeep Safari, followed by a River Canoe Trip and Jungle Walk Day 2 and an Elephant Walk including Breakfast, Spa treatment, some River Fishing and Special Elephant Dinner Experience on Day 3. A slower start on our departure morning also included a short visit to the Sepana Village School. From the moment we arrived after our long drive, we were made to feel at home. The Manager, Naran, greeted us and briefed us on the plans for the coming days. The programme did not disappoint and nor did the care and fabulous customer service by the whole team. The bedrooms were clean, well equipped and comfortable, the gardens and outside relaxation areas were well kept and the food in the restaurant was excellent. Of note, the staff could not do enough for you. From the family-friendly lodge to the immersive experiential programme, we, and especially the children (7&8), were captivated by the beauty, peace and tranquillity of the area. To be with the elephants, walking and feeding them was a particular favourite, but seeing the Gharial, Crocodiles and the vast array of beautiful birds on the Canoe Trip was a close second. All of these experiences were made better by our guide Ovi who imparted his knowledge, not to the adults but to the children who thought it was wonderful! We missed out on the Tigers and Bears this trip, but pretty much saw everything else the Park had to offer. The truly lovely part of the visit to Sepana Village Lodge is their development project work supporting the community. We were lucky enought to see the School, bought some of the Sepana Design products and felt we were also contributing something special by being there. There are not enough superlatives to say about our visit and the fact the children wanted to stay (particularly with the elephants) says it all. Our compliments and thanks to Naran, Ovi, the front of house team and the management for what they are doing. We will definitely visit again later this year.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Dear Jason and Family, Namaste !! Thanks for your family visit to Sapana Village Lodge. We are truly pleased to read your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed all activities, the rooms, our set up, the garden and the service by the team. Your kind words will also encourage us to perform more community development projects, Your feedback and complements to the staff will definitely motivate our team for their best performances. Thanks again and we look forward to welcome you in our resort.
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Frederik P wrote a review Mar 2022
16 contributions9 helpful votes
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What a perfect place to stay and visit Chitwan National Park! Sapana Village Lodge is a truly peaceful and green oasis which you can just spend hours chilling in one of the many chill areas. The garden is beautifully maintained and you have a really nice view over the river where a lot of elephants (with their carers) come for a bath. We also booked the half day jeep safari and the overnight jungle stay there. We especially liked the overnight stay with our guide Janek. He knows a lot about the park and all the animals. The stay is really nice and the dinner and breakfast very well arranged. We also did quite some walking and saw 5 Rhino's really close by. One encounter was really dangerous but Janek knew exactly what to do and scared away the Rhino's. What a cool experience! Thanks Janek for making the jungle experience so memorable!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Frederik, Namaste and Warm Greetings from Sapana Village, Nepal. Thanks for your visit to Sapana Village Lodge and the lovely review posted on TripAdvisor page. We are so glad to hear that you loved the peaceful environment of the resort and our chill areas. We are also happy to hear that you had a great jungle experienced with our local guides and loved watching our happy retired elephants. Your positive feedback will definitely motivate our team. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again.
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Luca S wrote a review Mar 2022
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Soon after our arrival the manager helped us to plan our following two days and fit everything in we wanted. Starting with a nice bicycle ride trough the natural villages surrounding Sauraha, we got first impressions of the area and the people there. The next day followed with a half day junge walk and canoeing down the river between crocodiles and birds. After that we only had short walk to the tree house where we spent our night. We even were lucky enough to see a mother rhino with it's baby. Of course luck is not everything in the jungle, that's why we were really pleased and felt save with our guide Janak. He professionally guided us trough the jungle, showing us the best spots for any animal and never stopped providing us with detailed information about whatever you can imagine. Thanks a lot for that :) Back in Sapna village we had one last nice lunch and took the driver organized by the team to Pokhara. Thank you for the great service, advice and amazing experiences you made possible for us.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: For Families the 4Bed room is perfect, as it's price is much lower.
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Dear Luca, Namaste !! Thanks for your visit to Sapana Village Lodge. We are truly pleased to read your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed all activities, the environment of the lodge and the service by the team. Your feedback will definitely motivate our team for their best performances. Thanks again and we look forward to welcome you in our resort.
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Sandesh P wrote a review Jan 2022
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Hi there Namaste, We have been to Sapana village lodge few time for lunch and drinks can’t remember but more then three times I guess, I was amazed when my wife took me there for first time and I insist her to stay there as I like the ambiance very much unfortunately we did not stayed there, but yesterday we got chance and managed our time out of busy schedule to go there and booked room with very high hope but when we reached there inside our room all the windows were open and the room was super cold and we closed all of it and turn on AC mounted on the wall it turns at 30degree itself and blows only cold air but I can’t changer any thing coz of its function won’t let me change it and I let it run hoping it will be hotter inside the room but it was the worse night ever in this winter of Sauraha can’t sleep whole night wow…and the room was not nice either bedsheets was damp and smelly, bathroom was not nice either the toilet spray didn’t work and no hot water at all in this winter morning….I don’t say anything to staffs I’m sorry but stayed in SVL was super uncomfortable…please check your room services ac and hot water system before releasing room to you guest thank you very much…
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Jan 31, 2022
Dear Sandesh Ji, Thanks for your regular visit to Sapana Village Lodge for coffee or lunch. We are happy to hear that you loved our ambiance and decided to stay a night. We apologize and accept our mistake for your bad-night sleep during the winter. We were surprised to read that in Trip Advisor comment, but not even during the time of your check out. Normally our guests check in once rooms are properly checked by housekeeping and electric technicians. There must have been some mistakes and we are sorry that happened to you. We assure you the best service in all during your next visit.
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Elanor B wrote a review Jan 2022
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did the inclusive package for 3 days 4 nights. Thoroughly impressed and massively entertained. our guide for the two days, Abinash Raut, was fantastic and could name and describe the habits of every animal and bird we came across. He made such an effort during our jungle walk to find a Tiger too! In the end we saw 6 Rhinos, crocodiles, a wild pig and 3 different types of kingfishers. Honestly had the most marvellous time. Food was excellent, I can recommend the surprise dishes, which were the most beautiful plates of food i've been served anywhere (one had an apple swan in the middle). Extremely tasty too! The rooms were clean and lovely, the bathrooms clean with toiletries provided. The relaxing areas are beautiful, and from which you can see elephants half the time! I don't know what I was expecting but this surpassed it and I'm so glad I went.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded Jan 31, 2022
Dear Elanor, Namaste !! Thanks for your recent visit to Sapana Village Lodge. We truly appreciate and thank you for your lovely comment posted on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you loved your stay, the food and all the activities included in the package you booked. Through your information, we invite many guests to visit Sapana Village and enjoy their stay in Chitwan. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Arjanne R wrote a review Dec 2021
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal22 contributions11 helpful votes
Although the Lonely Planet tells you to avoid Sauraha, Sapana lodge is warmly recommended. It is situated far enough from the hustle and bustle. Our twin room was comfortable. The surroundings are beautiful and great to spend an early morning bird watching. Late afternoon you will spot a rhino from the terrace. The restaurant provides tasty meals. Staff speaks English and is very helpful. The lodge offers various trips. We did a one day safari in the park with a very knowledgeable guide. And an interesting "religious tour" that took us to a number of temples and sacred Hindu sites. Will book again!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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$39 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NepalCentral RegionNarayani ZoneChitwan DistrictSauraha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sapana Village Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sapana Village Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sapana Village Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sapana Village Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sapana Village Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Friends Cafe, Greasy Spoon Restaurant, and Art Cafe.
Does Sapana Village Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sapana Village Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sapana Village Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Sapana Village Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sapana Village Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Sauraha.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sapana Village Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sapana Village Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Sapana Village Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.