Kabini River Lodge provided us an organized and well-run safari visit, through their “Jungle Package.” The days are scheduled around two daily boat excurions/jeep drives; one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon. The animal sightings were excellent: deer, elephant, numerous birds, wild boar, gaur, leopard, monkey. Bring binoculars to take full advantage of harder to spot wildlife.
Mornings start off with coffee or tea prior to the morning activity. Breakfast is served upon returning to Kabini around 9:30. There is time between breakfast and lunch for a massage at the spa or a guided walk around the property (we enjoyed both, on different days). After lunch, we usually napped before the afternoon activity, which left around 15:30. One-hour nature movies were shown each night at 19:30, followed by dinner starting at 20:30. Food was served buffet style with numerous Indian and Western choices.
We had a Maharaja’s cottage which was very large, with a river-facing balcony. Trees obscured much of the river but the balcony and the quiet privacy were quite pleasing.
Although relatively expensive, Kabini runs a very high quality program, which given the excellent wildlife viewings, we deemed to be well worth the expense.
- Also Known As:
- Kabini River Hotel Nagarhole
- Kabini River Lodge Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka