Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Four Season’s 77-room Safari Lodge in Tasmania is a delight for first-timers as well as ace safari travellers. Located in the Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, much-admired for some of the best safari game drives and copious wildlife throughout the year; the resort has 12 suites with plunge pools, 5 individual villas with private swimming pools, a world-class spa, three restaurants, and a Kijana Klub for children. What’s more, the lodge also boasts of two very active watering holes that give you a splendid view of life in the wilderness.
Mara River Safari Lodge
Bali’s Mara River Safari Lodge is an African-themed resort that has been set up right in the middle of nowhere! With the scared Mount Agung as its charming backdrop, your holiday here will bring wildlife to your windows – quite literally. Not only do you see rhinos, zebras and oryx contentedly grazing right below your balcony, you can also watch animals pass by you while enjoying a good swim in the lodge’s eco-luxury pool.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Orlando, United States
Another one of Disney’s magical lands, the Animal Kingdom Lodge is built in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park area. This unique lodge gives you an exclusive opportunity to observe animals from special glass alcoves. You can also see the animals roaming freely right outside your balcony should you chose the ‘Savanna view’ rooms. Definitely not an experience one can forget!
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Known for prolific elephant and zebra sightings, Botswana’s Eagle Island Camp is a collection of water-based thatched and tented camps, each of which have a spacious viewing deck and outdoor lounge with lovely views of the Central Delta lagoon.
Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
Far away from the city life, right in the heart of Uganda’s most isolated national park, lies the luxurious Apoka Lodge. The resort gives you a taste of ‘real Africa’, with a stunning bedroom view of the never-ending green landscape that is dotted with giraffe, elephant, buffalo, zebra and other wildlife creatures.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
This lavish wildlife reserve gives you fabulous views of the area’s unique rock formations and surrounding wildlife. Add to that an atmosphere that was once home to ancient Khoisan hunters, and voila! You get the enthralling adventure that is Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.
Perched high on a cliff, with spectacular views of Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes, the magnificent Virunga Lodge has often been described as having ‘the best view in the world’ and as ‘one of the finest lodges in Africa’. The lodge is built at an altitude of 2300 meters above sea level and is a perfectly healthy mix of environmental friendliness and luxury.
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa
Fifteen gorgeous Bayan houses nestled among trees, fishponds and 20-foot ferns of the world’s oldest living rainforest – that’s Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa for you! Inhabited by the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people for centuries, the Daintree Rainforest boasts of diverse flora, fauna and culture. The eco-lodge also has a renowned spa and restaurant, but your must-do experience here should be the rare opportunity to meet and interact with the local Aboriginal community, and gain an insight into their unique lifestyles.
Built in the 1930s on 12 acres of private land, Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings. Not only is it elegantly made with an extremely picturesque background, it is also home to the now endangered Rothschild Giraffes. You can view these adorable creatures up close from your bedroom window, and also feed them every morning and evening when they visit the breakfast room hoping for a delicious treat!
Vanya Tree House
Thekkady, Kerala, India
A little off the beaten track, Thekkady’s Vanya Tree House gives you an aesthetic experience with complete comfort. This incredible standalone tree house is designed with minimalistic wooden furniture that oozes complete warmth. What’s more, the tree house is surrounded by a canopy of tall trees and gives you a breath-taking view of this region’s scenic beauty. A state-of-the-art gymnasium and a small swimming pool, along with a quaint coffee shop are an added advantage to this remote yet gorgeous hotel.