Reni Pani Jungle Lodge
Satpura Wildlife Reserve
Reni Pani Jungle Lodge is a rustic lodge located in a pristine Indian forest, on the outer fringes of wildlife rich Satpura National Park. The exquisitely designed conservation and wildlife focused lodge has been set up and is run by keen naturalist and conservationist, Aly Rashid, who was born and raised in the park. The lodge gets its interesting name from the neighbouring tribal village and the surrounding indigenous flora.
Reni Pani features twelve luxury cottages, and 4 newly added luxury tents for mobile camping trips, encompassing distinct local architectural designs. The Nullah Units, the Forest Units and the Hill Units are all built using local and indigenous materials, evoking that liberating feeling of being surrounded by nature, and are characterised by viewing decks, large lounging bay-windows and luxury en-suite bathrooms. At night the sounds of the jungle come to life and one really feels reconnected with nature.
The central building in the lodge is called the 'Gol Ghar', or the meeting place, notable for its unique star design, and features a social dining area, a bar, a library and a lounge set in its various corners. There is also a beautiful outdoor pool which is located on a bend in a nullah, giving guests a unique experience in the midst of the exceptional surrounding wilderness. Dining at Reni Pani is a social experience where guests can share their stories from their days out in the park, and each night the table and dining is set up in a different location around the lodge. The chefs serve up sumptuous cuisine including local and western delicacies.
The owners, who stay at the lodge, are extremely particular about conserving not just the Reni Pani forest but also the areas around Satpura National Park. The extremely knowledgeable naturalists will accompany you on each game drive, boating trip or elephant safari so that you can really get the best out of each wildlife and birding excursion.
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