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Why Kamu Lodge is special ?
Kamu Lodge offers unique canvas accommodations with thatched roofs. The tent-like rooms provide all necessary comforts and great river views. There is a restaurant on site.
A memorable experience awaits guests in the beautifully decorated tents. They are spacious and all have private balconies. Using solar power energy, rooms have private bathrooms with hot shower facilities.
The Kamu Lodge offers traditional massages and sauna facilities that compliment the experience. The tour desk organizers boat transportation to Luang Prabang.
Guests can enjoy open-air dining at the lodges charming restaurant. It serves Lao specialties. There is also a bar which delicious cocktails and other refreshments.
What to explore at Kamu Lodge?
Slow travel: The guests can join in the local activities if the villagers welcome them, our guests can also choose to just appreciate the remote lifestyles through quiet participation and observation. The key of this experience is quiet appreciation, allowing our guests to get in touch with their innermost selves, learning more about themselves by being a part of an ancient community, oblivion to the outside world.
Dining: Perched on a bluff above the Mekong, dining at Kamu Lodge is a cultural experience all its own. In this unique, stilted pavilion, guests dine as local Kamu villagers frequently do. In the open air. Under thatch. On Lao cuisine borne in the heart of jungle. At dinner, eat local food, drink local beverage. Feast on fish harvested from the Mekong. On pork raised by local farmers.
On beef and buffalo and curry flavored Kamu style. Most of the rice and produce is grown within walking distance. And the fruits you eat at dinner may be the fruits you passed during your trek that day. Likewise, lunch is a local affair. The pork, beef and vegetable dishes vary with the season, and availability. What doesn't vary is the local appeal. You're eating what the locals are eating. At breakfast, we deliver comfort foods familiar to Western travelers.
Beyond dining, the bar at Kamu Lodge is a thirst quenching experience whether your beverage of choice is locally distilled or imported from abroad. Our well-stocked bar rarely fails to satisfy.
Traditional Kamu Massage
Traditional Kamu Massage in a hut overlooking the Mekong river. The Kamu people have relied on the curative powers of traditional massage for centuries. Today, visitors to Kamu Lodge can partake of the healing power of Laotian massage in our open-air pavilion on the banks of the Mekong. Relax under the hands of our expert masseuses and tune in to the soothing sounds of nature.
Visiting Ban Nioy Hai village
Guided tours to Ban Nioy Hai village occupied by the Kamu minorities. Our guides will share with our guests the village’s historical and cultural background. Our guests get to see how the tribe’s has evolved or lack-of over the years. As we do not stage any show for our guests, guests will get to see how the villagers or Kamu gets on with their daily lives – from preparing their meals, repairing their fishing nets to weaving their own baskets, just to name a few.
Rice planting and harvesting
Rice is the most important staple in Southeast Asia, providing substance for millions of people and playing a central role in festivals and traditions. At Kamu Lodge, we encourage guests to get up close with this miraculous grain, with paddy walks, planting and harvesting lessons.
How to get to Kamu Lodge?
Kamu Lodge is in Yoi Hai Village, a 2.5-hour boat ride from Luang Prabang.
- Beautiful and remote rural destination in Laos
- Eco - lodge a wonderful chance to see the country
- Relaxing eco lodge on banks of Mekong
- Fantastic experience, beautiful spot
- Alluring setting, charming people
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The trip to Kamu Lodge was one of the highlights of our tour in Laos. Starting with a fascinating trip up river from Luang Prabang, we arrived at the lodge about lunch time. It was far better equipped than I had imagined and wonderfully comfortable. The tents were amazingly well designed and the attached solar powered bathroom was brilliant. We had a beautiful meal on arrival at lunchtime and the subsequent dinner and breakfast were also very good. The location is beautiful, the remoteness added to the interest and the activities available were interesting, relevant and well described. The staff were really friendly, we had great massages at a fantastic price and everything about it was excellent. I would go back again without hesitation and would recommend anyone to go there Room Tip: All the rooms are the same (I think) They are tents with a sort of rattan shelter built above the wh...