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Samode Safari Lodge

Bandhavgarh, India

Samode Safari Lodge is a 12 cottage hotel on the edge of Bandhavgarh National Park. The cottages take inspiration from the architecture of the local villages and the lodge offers daily game drives with specially adapted vehicles and knowledgeable guides.

At a Glance

  • It is the only lodge near Zone 2 of Bandhavgarh, so closest to this gate: your drive time to queue in the morning is a mere 10-minutes

  • Zone 2 is quieter and more peaceful as the town is in Zone 1, so you'll have a more tranquil nature experience

  • It's a beautiful lodge, with lovely alfresco dining options

  • The naturalists are well trained

Couples, Wildlife, Adventure, Family

Insider's View

Ask to go on a village walk with one of the naturalists if you have a spare few hours. You will get a really wonderful understanding of the surrounding area and maybe spot some rare birds.

Jessica Campbell

Insider's View

Enjoy a sundowner on the sociable open air deck after your safari to share tales of your wildlife sightings.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Samode Safari Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Central India


Although inspired by the local architecture the cottages are most elegant with a spacious lounge, bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a unique open-air bath court. They also have private verandas with striking views of the wilderness landscape.

Guests can enjoy dining at the main restaurant, at a table set out in the bush, poolside meals or barbecues by the camp fire. There is a different menu each day, lighter continental fare is served during the day, followed by an Indian meal each evening.

The park’s tigers are best seen while on a jeep safari, and Bhandavgarh has the highest population density of tigers so if you're going to see them anywhere it will be here! The lodge has expert naturalists to guide and teach you about the wildlife. The lodge also organizes sightseeing tours to ancient temples and nearby villages as well as having a library, recreation room, art gallery and a swimming pool.

Location & Directions

Bandhavgarh, India

The Samode Safari is located in the largely untouched Bandhavgarh National Park, in central Madhya Pradesh.

When to go

Lodge is closed from 1st July until 15th October, as the national parks are closed due to monsoons.

Tropical climate- hot during the day. Summer (April-June) temperatures can get as high as 43-44°C, while early mornings and evenings are pleasant (18-24°C). Night time winter temperatures vary between 02-20°C, whereas days are sunny and pleasant (October-March). Rainfall is heavy in the monsoon season (mid June to September) and average rainfall is 1400 mm. The best time to travel is November to April.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Samode Safari Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Central India

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