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“A pleasure”
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Pendjari Lodge
Norman, Oklahoma
1 review
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“A pleasure”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is one of the best places we have had the pleasure of staying in West Africa. This is the best place we have seen wildlife in West Africa. The accommodations were clean and we could hear the lions coming in for a hunt during the night. It sounded like they were just outside our tent. During the day, we were awakened from a nap by the staff because a group of elephants was approaching in the valley below our tents. My son made it in time to see an elephant stampede, which he won't soon forget. The food was delicious, and when our kids weren't hip to the fancy menu item announced for dinner, the staff adjusted and made them a kid-friendly pasta dish. They also packed great sandwiches for our return trip to the south of Benin.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Gent, België
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Perfect accomodation on a hilltop in the middle of the Pendjari park. About 8 large tents with double bed, toilet and shower. The restaurant has (slow) wifi via a Nigerian sattelite. There is a panoramic terrace with a great view on the surrounding landscape. The site is powered by solar energy. The food is good (allthough portions a little bit small). You can buy water and get breakfast/lunch/dinner but for the rest there is no shop or anything around as the nearest village is hours away, so you should take lots of water along and daytime food before you get there (5 litres per person per day minimum). It can get very hot (40-45 degrees) but thanks to the position of the tents on a hilltop there is a wind blowing through.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Pendjari lodge is a new ecolodge that is run by a French couple from Paris. The facility is built with all local materials and is located on a hill overlooking a watering hole. the rooms are giant tents that contain wood posted beds and a full bathroom ( shower, sink, and real flushing toilet). Everything is extremely clean! They have lanterns to walk at night from the restaurant to your room. The food is Incredible for Benin. I was very pleased with my vegetarian diner which was composed of quiche and roasted vegetables with herbs. Desert is possible but I was so full from my meal that I didn't try it. For brekkie you can have French crepes! Overall this place is beautiful. Great location, super clean facilities, good food options, cold be, and decent wifi. We paid 30,000 per night for the room.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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pendjari95, Gérant at Pendjari Lodge, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
I have discovered a few days ago the nice advice you posted on Tripadvisor about Pendjari Lodge and I thank you for this advice which was the first.
I hope to see you again.
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Property: Pendjari Lodge
Address: Pendjari Parc, Pendjari National Park, Benin
Location: Benin > Atakora Department > Pendjari National Park
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