The Kabini River Lodge is a fantastic resort by the Kabini River just outside the Nagarhole National Park. We had booked the one day package which includes a jeep safari and a boat safari. The resort itself is very well maintained and the staff was very helpful. We booked a cottage overlooking the river. The rooms are very well maintained and I did not have any complaints. The food (lunch, dinner, breakfast) is in the form of a buffet service and the food itself was excellent with loads of options. There is absolutely no compromise on quality and I was really impressed with the service that we were offered.
We were told that the best chance of spotting a tiger in the wild was at Nagarhole (compared to the other tiger reserves around the country). So we were really looking forward to the safaris. The Kabini river lodge has a very well organized safari program. The guides are really good at tracking animals and were trying hard to ensure that we spot the big game.
The thrill of entering the jungle in open top jeeps trying to sport the tiger or the leopard is unparalleled. We were unable to spot any leopard or tiger during the jeep safari but were able to spot the tiger during the boat safari. Other animal we spotted were elephants, deer, sambar, wild boars, otters, peacocks, crocodiles and a whole load of other bird species.
Will surely be back for the leopard.
- Also Known As:
- Kabini River Hotel Nagarhole