Go to The Bison if you want to be in the midst of raw nature - and yet have a nice luxurious tent to stay in with some great people and good food. But most of all, go to The Bison for the owner / wildlife expert - Shaaz. His knowledge of the jungle is exemplary and if you do have the good fortune of doing a wildlife safari with him, then you would also be witness to his fantastic tracking skills. My family and I were able to see 3 tigers, 1 leopard, 3 sloth bears (amongst others) and this was largely because of Shaaz and his knack of finding these hard to spot animals.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Serene and tranquil through the day yet exciting and stimulating at night; the Bison, a boutique tented camp, the first of its kind in India, offers luxury at the very of adventure. "The Bison" is situated at the confluence of the Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks, on the shores of the exotic Kabini River in Karnataka (west of Mysore), which offers you the perfect wildlife adventure. It is the only resort in the area which directly overlooks the national park. Elephants and other wildlife are regularly spotted from the resort. The decor and ambiance of the camp recreates the adventurous decadence of a bygone era. Wooden floors, elegant linen, beautiful artifacts, old cabin trunks and other original antiques seek to enhance the rustic setting of the camp site. Each tent is lavishly furnished with double beds, writing and dressing tables, full length mirror and arm chairs. En-suite bathrooms with expansive showers are a virtual treat. ... more less