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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.
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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.
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Photographer Ami Vitale spent time on assignment in northern Kenya this year, photographing orphaned elephants and their caretakers at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary on the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, a protected reserve in the Mathews Range owned by the Samburu people. Ami set up her base in the conservancy at Sarara Camp, a National Geographic Unique Lodge that is deeply involved in helping the local community kick start this grassroots conservation project. Efforts like these have helped return wildlife to the region, which is once again home to Kenya’s second largest elephant population—and they’ve also created sustainable economic opportunities for the Samburu. Ami introduces us to this beautiful and inspiring corner of Africa in the video below.
Our lodges are putting a new spin on summer vacation, offering incredible experiences that go beyond your typical beach or camping trip. Whether you want to practice falconry in the Irish countryside or go below the equator to see South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom in bloom, the properties in our collection will have you celebrating summer in some of the most unique ways possible.
Nat Geo staffer Alena Hadley recently ventured to the easternmost reaches of North America to visit Fogo Island Inn—a true trailblazer in the sustainable hotel movement, and a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. In between hiking secluded coves, exploring tiny fishing villages, and jigging for cod, Alena had a chance to sit down with the Inn's founder, Zita Cobb. Here's what Ms. Cobb had to say about operating a sustainable—and wildly successful—lodge in the unlikeliest of places.