Lodges at the Manas National Park Ecotourism Society
The lodges constructed by the Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society are of a good standard. They are in a good location, away from villages and other buildings, so you feel as though you are on safari, with the birds chirping away, no traffic noises and only the moon and owls at night for company, as you sit round the camp fire.
All the lodges are self contained stand alone units, except for one lodge which has two en suite rooms side by side. Each lodge bedroom has two single beds with mosquito nets, an en suite loo and shower facility. The shower room/loo has a hot water geezer that you switch on when you want a shower, with lovely hot water being available in about 30 to 50 minutes time. Each lodge has a verandah with comfy chairs to sit in during the heat of the day or in the evening.
Food is provided for you in a nearby kitchen and dining room - the variety of food served, in terms of dishes were am
azing. It really taught us what could be produced with rice as the core ingredient of a whole range of different tasty meals and snacks. The curries were very mild, ideal for the western pallet - there were chilies on a separate plate if you wanted to heat up your own individual dish.
Traditional Dancers - we were entertained by beautifully dressed young ladies in traditional dress. They danced a number of their own Bodo traditional dances with a small traditional Bodo band stand nearby providing the music. Some of these traditional dances one sees in the rest of the world, are a bit false, but not these dances, the young ladies entered into them with great skill and pride re-enacting dancing that have been performed by their people for generations.
The staff - You will find all the staff at the Manas National Park Ecotourism Society Lodges extremely friendly and helpful, they could not do enough to try and help make sure your stay was as enjoyable as they could possibly make it.