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“This 12-cottage safari lodge is home to naturalists trained by Conservation Corporation Africa (CC Africa) to ensure that you get the best wilderness experience when you enter the park. However, what made a difference for me was the opportunity to do bird watching while relaxing from my own private machan. If you want to truly immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the jungle at night, opt to sleep out in comfort beneath the stars.”
Baghvan Pench Jungle Lodge is located in Pench National Park, just a two-hour drive from Nagpur. With its open rooftop machans (platforms) and large wooden decks that overlook the shady nullah, here you're constantly immersed in the sights and sounds of the Indian jungle.
The lodge features 12 air-conditioned bungalow suites with in-room massage amenities and a palatial swimming pool surrounded by sprawling grounds. Each lodge has stairs that lead up to a covered jungle rooftop machan with a romantic sleep out: cosy up with a mosquito net and a bedspread to enjoy a night under the stars.
An interactive kitchen encourages guests to embark on their own culinary adventure, preparing traditional Indian dishes with the help of recipes and spices thoughtfully provided by the lodge. There is also the option of dining on the private verandas if you want to be pampered by the well-trained chefs.
The main bungalow has a 50s feel, and the sitting areas are the perfect place to relax after a game drive with some drinks as the sun sets.