National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is more than a selection of world-class hotels, it is a collection of rare experiences, offering guests intimate encounters with parts of the world not many get to know—and the chance to slow down and truly discover them. Each lodge is deeply rooted in its community and dedicated to protecting the surrounding habitats and cultures—and harnessing their magic to safeguard them for the future. Start exploring our Lodges now.

Each of our lodges has created a special complimentary experience—a private snorkeling excursion with an expert diver, for example, or an intimate meal in an enchanting setting—that’s offered only to guests who book through National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.

Some people find peace in the mountains, some seek out the sea, and some will go anywhere as long as the whole family is happy. Whether you're a foodie or a newlywed—or both, take a look at the best of our lodges and find the one that’s right for you.

From complimentary air transfers and reduced rates to deluxe packages for honeymoons and more, take a look at current special offers at our lodges.

Reserve your space or book a Getaway through National Geographic Unique Lodges and you’ll be guaranteed the best pricing available and a complimentary experience exclusive to our guests. Reserve now.  

Our expeditions for independent travelers feature a stay at one or more Unique Lodges. Gather your traveling companions, choose the itinerary and the dates that work for you, and we'll take care of the rest. See itineraries.

Select a lodge that entices you and let us design your dream trip around it. Our reservations specialists will work with you to build a trip tailored to your interests and preferences. Get started.

Photos From Our Lodges and Travelers

A Closer Look at Our Collection

Built by the Normans some 800 years ago and owned for nearly a century by the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is a medieval gem set amid the gorgeous Irish countryside north of Galway.

Located within a biodiversity hotspot, the Ecuadorian cloud forest surrounding Mashpi Lodge is inhabited by an astounding array of species—including the recently discovered Mashpi Torenteer frog. Check out the lodge wildlife gallery to see this newly documented species, as well as other critters you might spot on a visit to Mashpi.

Tswalu Kalahari is known for rare species like pangolins and aardvarks. This spring, a guest at Tswalu Kalahari was treated to an even more unusual sight: a lioness transporting her newborns—umbilical cords still showing—to a new home. Read the story and check out the photos from this remarkable moment.