Being interested in conservation and wildlife we have stayed in several safari lodges and forest resorts. And this trip to Kabini Jungle Lodges was made after a break of seven years. We were so disappointed to see that things had taken a downward turn from our last visit.
Housekeeping: We stayed in a room located in the North Block. The fireplace of our room was blocked off with masking tape and ‘suguna eggs’ cardboard cartons. The aesthetics in the room was dreadful starting from the counterpane, shower curtains to the floor mats. More importantly the lights on the corridor of our rooms did not work. Being in a forested place I consider this essential to see what you are stepping on. The sheets and towels were musty.
The extra bed in our room was broken, and we had booked a 3-person room. The bed was only changed on the 2nd night of our stay!
Service: Was terribly indifferent, especially the staff at the dining hall. The staff could do with some basic training.
Safari experience: The jeep we had for two of our safaris was in bad shape the seat was sunken and uneven. The driver did not as much as greet or acknowledge us. Simple lessons in courtesy for the drivers and naturalist will go a long way in making the experience pleasant.
It had rained heavily before our safari and the canvas covers were full of water from the rain. Without even a cursory cleaning and letting the water out of the canvas, we ended up getting wet from the water in the jeep.
Altogether a disappointing stay, reminded me somewhat of an apathetic government guesthouse.
- Also Known As:
- Kabini River Hotel Nagarhole
- Kabini River Lodge Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka