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Awesome place for Tiger Safaris
We decided to celebrate our milestone wedding anniversary at Bandhavgarh and stayed at Samode Safari Lodge We couldn’t have chosen a better place and lodge as it turned out to be a memorable and eventful week (thanks to the Tigers and Bears), for us. Our naturalist Abhimanyu a.k.a Guchi was extremely knowledgeable and it was great interacting with him all thru’ our drives. Our drives were spread over Kitauli, Tala and the Magdhi gates. We spotted 21 unique Tigers (yes, you read it right!) not including the repeat sightings. But the best sighting were the Sloth Bears – two different ones, one in the morning and one later in the evening. Oh, did I mention the leopard sighting as well? If you are looking at perfect wildlife holiday at Bandhavgarh, look no further than Samode for your stay. Even if you are not so inclined to go on a drive one day, you can sit and chill at their stunning swimming pool spotting countless birds including the Purple Sunbird, Drongo, Green bee eater, Paradise flycatcher and Kingfisher. The service at Samode is excellent , their staff extremely courteous going out of their way to ensure your stay is most comfortable. Kudos to Priyam, Anshuman, Swamideen, Chefs Sunil, Shiv and everyone else @ Samode. Please keep up the good work. We cannot wait to be back!
The best safari
My daughter and I had a brilliant experience at the samodhe lodge. The luxurious rooms the food the staff and guides were just outstanding. We can’t wait to go back again and soak in more of the place. Thank u team we hope u continue the standard and keep the the service and enthusiasm going.
Luxury inForest ( Jungle main Mangal)
This is the Best Samode property managed by a manager named Priya who is getting things done before the Resident requests for it. The Lunch is out of the world and Dinner extraordinarily creative. The breakfast packet is good enough to take care of driver and guide. Small things like Bandaid and Shaving cream need a brand upgrade. The Commitment of Staff with kerosene lanterns and torch light 24 by Seven.
Our 2nd visit to this beautiful & magnificent property!!
This was our SECOND visit and I can vouch for it that our experience was even better this time. This place and the people there have become family. we felt so homely that we learnt cooking from the chefs (Shiv, Sunil, Bablu and Jeetu). Their hospitality is unbeatable. The chefs make mouth-watering, out of the box food. From presentation to taste is just mind-blowing. Rooms are huge and magnificent. The property is so well maintained. Anshuman, our naturalist not only worked hard in tracking tigers for us but also made us understand what a forest is. It was a thrilling experience. Forest safaris have become a passion for us as well now. Thank you is too less for all of them. Special thanks to Priyam for the good hospitality and the entire team (Devrat, jamuna, etc.). We truly have become family. We loved every bit of it. Looking forward to visit again soon :)
(Safari) Hats Off to Samode
I was at Samode Safari Lodge from February 27, 2022 to March 4, 2022 and it was the best wilderness break I have had thus far. The wonderful experience was a result of the excellent attitude of all at the Lodge coupled with the very aesthetic, luxurious and excellently appointed Safari Lodge. Anshuman and Priyam work in the background and ensure everything works to perfection and I had a flawless experience for this reason. Right from the time I picked up the phone to speak to Anshuman about the distribution of my Safari drives in the various zones, I could sense a very cultivated and responsible approach from all at Samode. The Lodge is in the buffer zone and almost adjacent to one of the core zones of the park. The lounge and dining areas of the Lodge are a treat for the senses, reflecting an old world charm and the perfect atmosphere for a Safari Lodge. Shiv and Sunil, the Chefs prepared delectable fare each and every time, from lovely continental lunches to sumptuous dinners. The venue for dinner changes every evening and I must compliment Samode for arranging a pool side dinner for me, even though the third wave of the pandemic just having abated, the Lodge was not experiencing the rush it does in the normal times. Jamuna deserves a special mention for his excellent service at all hours, especially in the evenings. His unobtrusive and yet extremely prompt response to the slightest gesture was heart-warming, The Villas are exemplary in their planning and underplayed beauty. Extremely spacious and comfortable, they provided the much needed rest after spending practically the whole day in the forest. One would not want to change anything at all in the way the Lodge has been made and works. Abhimanyu (Gucci) was my naturalist for all my drives and even before and after the drives there was no need to look beyond him no matter what the requirement. I cannot recall seeing such zeal, commitment and motivation in the past many years. He is excellent regarding all aspects of the Safari drives, the driving, the knowledge of the forest, gut instincts, connections with the others driving in the forest and the guides etc. the result of all this was that I ended up seeing ten different tigers during my stay. Each sighting was an incomparable delight and the fact that Abhimanyu was always at the right place at the right time played a major role in the success with the sightings. No praise can be high enough for Abhimanyu’s contribution in making my trip such a great experience. It was my second visit to Bandhavgarh- I came back in good measure because I had missed seeing Samode the last time, and it proved to be a great instinctive decision. Bandhavgarh and Samode Safari Lodge have become almost synonymous for me after this trip.
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