Unbelievable hotels: Jamala Wildlife Lodge
Get up close with wildlife by staying in the middle of an animal safari.
Hotel name: Jamala Wildlife Lodge
Where: Canberra, Australia
What’s unique about this property: What started as a zoo created by a local family in 1998 has grown to include a unique stay for guests. Named Jamala Wildlife Lodge, this accommodation was introduced to help fund the zoo and the breeding programs, giving the animals the best life possible.
Your stay will be one-of-a-kind with the choice of a jungle bungalow, giraffe treehouse or room in the uShaka lodge.
Each has its own unique benefits but are all fitted with luxurious amenities and an African-inspired theme. In the giraffe treehouse you’ll be able to feed giraffes from your balcony, in the jungle bungalow you can bathe next to a bear and in the uShaka lodge you can eat a meal with lions as company. What is there to do in the area?
Each stay has an itinerary to get you up close and personal with the wild animals for up to three nights.
Sample tours include an afternoon safari led by a knowledgable staff member who teaches you about the animals. Another tour brings you closer to the beasts and includes a three-course dinner plus afternoon tea. What do other people say:
On TripAdvisor guests couldn’t give better reviews of the lodge and their experiences.
Some said it’s “definitely something for the bucket list”, an “absolutely amazing experience” and an “experience of a lifetime”. Families, couples, solo and groups all adored Jamala Wildlife Lodge claiming there were plenty of up-close experiences with excellent staff and posh amenities.