Need to know
2pm; earliest check-in, noon. Both are flexible, subject to availability. Guests arriving early or leaving late can use the shower room.
Double rooms from $450.72 (INR31,250), excluding tax at 28 per cent.
The hotel’s Jungle Plan package includes accommodation, all meals, daily soft drinks, some alcohol, twice-daily safari activities, park fees, photography fees, forest guide fees and more.
Samode Safari Lodge has a well-stocked awards cabinet, featuring in ‘best safari’ and ‘best honeymoon hotels’ hot lists from the likes of CNN and The Telegraph.
Samode Safari Lodge is closed from July until September.
At the hotel
Wild surroundings; cosy lounge with a view-toting deck; library; gym. In rooms: TV; iPod dock; air-conditioning; minibar; free bottled water; kettle, tea and coffee.
Our favourite rooms
It’s a democratic setup here: all the sleeping-quarters have the same design and facilities; only the hue of their walls and the individual Indian artworks vary.
Cool off like a bathing wildebeest in the large pool, amid the green garden and its high grasses. Wave at the monkey sculptures while you’re splashing around.
Unwind with a scrub, rub or beauty treatment in the diminutive spa. You’ll want to look your best for those tigers, after all.
Bring bug spray and your keenest pair of eyes.
Leave little Smiths at home – this wild-at-heart safari camp caters to adults only.
The hotel has its own organic kitchen garden; additional produce is sourced from a local town. Samode Safari Lodge’s design features natural materials, sourced from the region. The hotel has a compost plant, a sewage treatment plant and a solar power plant. Staff run awareness classes for children from nearby villages to educate them about flora and fauna, and guests can visit village schools and interact with the children.