Safari Lodge, set from the road on Leonard Wood Street, nestles high among the pine trees. This three-story tone house brings to mind a big mountain chalet.
The place was once a former residence. In contrast to the other modern hotels in Baguio, it is still full of traces of its past, a characteristic that gives it a particular charm. As the proprietor was once a dedicated amateur safari hunter in Africa, you will surprised to discover that the big reception area is decorated with stuffed animals,some of which are quite unusual to the region: a lion, water buffaloes and rhinoceros, alongside a deer and birds. The room, a bit dark in the daytime has beautiful sparkling floors and high wood-beamed ceilings. A magnificent fireplace at the end of the room is framed by two huge elephant tusks. The reception area is extended on one side by a veranda opening onto a garden and on the other by glass patio opening onto a garden court. Meals are served in either area.
You enjoy an intimate atmosphere due to the limited number of rooms. Spacious and bright, the comfortable rooms are simply furnished and have a pleasant view of the pine forest. The blue and white tiled bathrooms are likewise big and pleasant. The apartments, suitable for groups, have the added advantage of a drawing room with a fireplace
How to get there
By land (7-8 hours) 250 km away from Manila via Kennon Road. Victory Liner has a terminal in Pasay City along EDSA for hourly departures in the morning. By car, take North Expressway at Balintawak and get off at Dau exit. Pass by Tarlac, Urdaneta and Pozorrubio. Before reaching Rosario, take the junction to Baguio (Kennon Rd.)