Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Sumatra
"Ibu Laksmi, you are lucky, we have a 10 days old baby elephant in the elephant sanctuary".
For me, nothing could be more beautiful than this welcome greetings from Soeratno, the driver of Satwa Elephant Eco-Lodge who picked us up in the airport of Lampung.
Two hours trip from the airport to the lodge seemed like a century, …
... he came back with an scratch paper scribbled with $600 on it....CORRUPT $&%# I told him that I needed an Invoice on Air-force stationary stamped and signed by the Officer in charge and reminded him , that I thought this was not correct and his asking for $$$ this would be considered corruption and this would not be tolerated by his superior.... hoping to get him off my back.... One is never sure what to expect from an society which uses their fingers to eat..... One ...
... of the village. Everything is cheap here. If you head further upstream, it’s a lot more chilled out and the prices creep up a little, but it is worth it, if you want a place to chill out and escape the few tourists you will see here.
So exploring the village, most of it is based on the river and some around the bus station, you can find great food and people always smiling and wanting to talk to you. The food here is amazing. The jungle became the place where ...
... topped with chicken curry bits for 12,000IDR ($1.20). I'd also exchanged my 202,000IDR ($20.20) for $24 SGD.
I still had two water bottles left over. I've found in Malaysia and now Indonesia that you dont go thru security until you reach your actual gate.
Day 3 Monday 12 August Free day to explore the town, markets what ever on our own. Ventured out into the streets of Medan. What an experience. There isn't a lot of tourist places in the city. The city has a population of two million people. Not all speak English. The city is fairly dirty, open rubbish piles and open sewers. There are slum areas as well. I wrote down where I wanted to go so that I could show it. The first taxi we got in the driver didn't know English and didn't know ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
More great choices in Sumatra
Search TripAdvisor for more deals in Sumatra
Travelers also recommend:
TravelPod Member ReviewsSatwa Elephant Eco Lodge Sumatra
The place is very natural. Chicken lays its egg on the sofa in the terrace of the lodge. The food is great. The chef is definitely one of the best chef. Staff are very friendly and professional. They have good knowledge of the species in the park.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.