The official top ten
Safari Lodges

South East Asia and the Indian Subcontinent contain some of the world’s best wildlife destinations. In order to make the most of your surroundings, at Ampersand we always suggest getting close to nature and staying at a safari lodge. Here are Ampersand's top ten safari lodges in Asia:



  Aman-i-Khas is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari Lodges Aman-i-Khás is an exclusive wilderness camp set in rugged countryside on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, surrounded by the starkly...


SUJÁN Sher Bagh

  SUJÁN Sher Bagh is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari LodgesNestled on the borders of Ranthambore National Park on the Singh’s private family estate lies SUJÁN Sher Bagh, an uber-luxurious...


Leopard Trails

  Leopard Trails is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari Lodges Leopard Trails Classic Mobile Camping takes you back to the original spirit and true essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of a...


The Oberoi Vanyavilas

  Oberoi Vanyavilas is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari Lodges Located only 10-minutes from the entrance to Rathambore National Park, the Oberoi Vanyavilas is nestled in the natural beauty of...


Mahua Kothi

  Mahua Kothi is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari Lodges Mahua Kothi is the first luxury camp to be opened in India by the joint partnership of CC Africa and...


Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge

  Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari Lodges. Located on the edge of the River Kabini, in the heartland of the Kadu Kuruba tribe of the...


Banjaar Tola

  Banjaar Tola is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari Lodges Taj Safaris' third jungle safari lodge is situated along the banks of the Banjaar River, directly overlooking the heart of...


Kumana Mobile Tented Camp

This mobile tented camp is our favourite hidden gem in Sri Lanka and offers the best wildlife experience anyone could want on the island. Simple yet brilliant, the camp is...



  Baghvan is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari Lodges Just five minutes from the entrance to Pench National Park, Baghvan is a small resort. Each of the 12 suites has...


Samode Safari Lodge

  Samode Safari Lodge is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari Lodges and our Top 10 Eco Retreats. Committed to eco-tourism, the Samode Safari Lodge uses natural materials and elements of regional...


Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India

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