Reni Pani Lodge
With just 12 luxury cottages nestled in a 30-acre wooded site within the buffer zone of uncrowded Satpura National Park, Reni Pani Lodge offers perhaps the best accommodation in the area. Each of the cottages has a private deck, en suite bathroom and some also benefit from an additional outdoor shower.
There is a small swimming pool and library plus a water hole attracting smaller mammals and birds. Meals are often served alfresco at various spots around the property with evening drinks served around a campfire. In addition to game drives, the hotel offers exciting walking tours, boat trips and elephant-back safaris within the Satpura National Park and they are soon to introduce horse riding within the buffer zone. As well as three delicious meals each day, snacks, laundry and soft drinks are usually included in your stay.
Restaurant, bar, communal area, swimming pool, en suite bathroom with hot water and 24-hour electricity.
The park supports a healthy population of gaur, blackbuck, four-horned antelope, jungle cat, Indian giant squirrel, various mongooses and plenty of other mammals and is one of the best places to see leopard, sloth bear and packs of dhole (Asian wild dog) in all India. There are many tigers here too but they are more timid and remain in the hills during the day, stalking the meadows at night. The water in the park attracts plenty of bird life and marsh mugger crocodiles are commonly seen.
Game drives, walks, canoe and small boat rides in Satpura National Park. Excursions to visit the local village are also available.
If you are looking for a little extra peace and seclusion, ask for one of the Hill Units. These are set on a hill a short walk away from the main building: delightfully quiet and private.
If you have any questions regarding our India tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
The cream of the crop for luxury and service. Beautifully appointed rooms with covered decks, library and beautiful outdoor and indoor common areas to enjoy. There was ta before the drive every afternoon and hors d’oeuvres before dinner every evening. They changed the location every day and our favourite was when we had drinks at a bonfire and moved to the outdoor patio for dinner. The cold mornings were made comfortable with a wool blanket in the jeep and the servers remembered how you liked your drinks – it is those little things that rise the service to the next level.