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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited early April as a couple with 2 kids (11 and 14) and stayed for 3 nights. We were happy with the tents allocated - deluxe tent No. 6 and we were upgraded to super deluxe No. 8SD. Tents were clean and pretty well maintained given the wild surroundings, though the toiletries were of lousy quality. You're quite secure from...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, overlooking view of Kabini dry river bed from the room. we were traveling with a group of wildlife amateur photographers/enthusiasts. I would like to thank our event management team that organized the visit (WILD BEAT*******). We have to thank Alwyn/Robert to have made the trip more interesting. we have met wonderful crew lead by (vinay) and the staff's are...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff & decent food. Nothing much to do except the drive into the forest reserve, and if extremely lucky, maybe a game sighting or two. Slightly overpriced for the package.. Also, power cuts plenty with gaps in generator supply.. worthy of one visit, possibly in August/September, just post monsoon rains for some fun.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at The Bison was perfect. The tents are rustic yet luxurious. Summer is a good time if you want to go for wildlife (river is 70% dried) else post monsoon is a good time to have a river side stay. The staff is very very warm, helpful and courteous. I really liked the food since they are freshly...

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of city life. Location, resort, staff.. everything was perfect. Very near to the nagarhole national park. You even have the option of taking a boatride. Quite an experience!

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We spent a wonderful weekend at The Bison Resort Kabini. The resort is a true retreat far from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The riverside high tea named Sundowner was very refreshing. The Bonfire dinner was also fun. The food served at this resort is basic but very hygienic and tasty. We stayed in the Luxury tent...

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

When we arrived at the Little Bison we were amazed at the luxury and comfort we found. From the tent we had a great view towards the forest. Vikrand and his team looked after us so well. Mr Babloo and the boys assigned to our area were very attentive. The food was very good with many local dishes at every...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Recently we have been to “The Bison” resort located near Kabini River and honestly and truly in my opinion, this resort is overrated and overly priced. Pros: - Staff is very courteous. - The tents are spacious. - Property looks serene and might have looked better if there was water in the river. Cons: - Overly priced. At this price,...

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Thank Mithun1982
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Difficult to imagine more luxury in a tent what Bison gives you. Very helpful staff but with average food. Amazing safari experience, very smooth management and Vikrant made the safari very thrilling ride.

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Chennai
Reviewed 2 February 2017

we (group of 6 adults and 2 kids - 4.5 & 3 yrs) made a trip to Bison.. Pros: 1. Amazing Tent experience. very well thought-out and detail oriented 2. Great Views from the sitout 3. Vikrant and his team are very accomodative. For those of you looking to step out for a different lunch experience, ask Vikrant for a...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Serene and tranquil through the day yet exciting and stimulating at night; the Bison, a boutique tented camp, the first of its kind in India, offers luxury at the very of adventure. "The Bison" is situated at the confluence of the Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks, on the shores of the exotic Kabini River in Karnataka (west of Mysore), which offers you the perfect wildlife adventure. It is the only resort in the area which directly overlooks the national park. Elephants and other wildlife are regularly spotted from the resort. The decor and ambiance of the camp recreates the adventurous decadence of a bygone era. Wooden floors, elegant linen, beautiful artifacts, old cabin trunks and other original antiques seek to enhance the rustic setting of the camp site. Each tent is lavishly furnished with double beds, writing and dressing tables, full length mirror and arm chairs. En-suite bathrooms with expansive showers are a virtual treat. ... more   less 

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Address: Gundathur Village (Karapura - Kabini), Nagarhole National Park 571114, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Nagarhole National Park
Price Range: €65 - €99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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