The Samode Safari Lodge
The world’s top tiger-spotting-in-the wild game park and a world-class game resort… What better way to spin out your days on a wildlife holiday! Set along the expansive savannahs and forested enclaves of Madhya Pradesh state’s Bandhavgarh National Park in Central India the Samode Safari Lodge offers luxury, comfort and warm hospitality— a hallmark feature that has won it many accolades from guests from home and abroad. Inspired by the iconic South African safari lodge mode— but richly imbued with many Indian touches, its 12 individual villas are a tranquil base for adventure-promising game drives in India’ premiere tiger reserve. Its commitment to responsible, eco-friendly experiences is translated too in the structure of the villas which are created from natural materials and feature vernacular architecture and regional art.
Sustainable tourism here is driven by the use of solar energy and other nature-friendly elements, without taking away from the overall luxury experience—to provide guests with an exclusive rejuvenating holiday. All villas come with a beautifully furnished spacious lounge, a serene bedroom with an en suite bathroom, a dressing area living space, a (very popular) open -air bath courts and veranda opening up on mesmerising views.
Meals (along with judicious pairings of fine wines with the cuisine) at the lodge are special occasions to be enjoyed at leisure either at the resort’s in-house restaurant, in the privacy of your villa, al fresco by the poolside — or an imaginatively put together picnic out in the bush. Knowledgeable naturalists will lead you on thrilling game drives across the tourist zones of the over 400sq km Bandhavgarh National Park, where apart from tigers you are likely to get viewings of leopard and wild buffaloes, wild dogs and wild boar— along with a rich and varied range of avifaunal species, which makes the game park such a wonderful hot spot for birding buffs.