From a private atoll in French Polynesia to a wilderness lodge in British Columbia’s cowboy country, National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World are destinations in their own right—and checking in means opening the door to a world of new experiences. We invite you to settle in and stay awhile, immerse yourself in an unforgettable place, and leave enriched and inspired. Take a look at some of the all-inclusive getaways that our lodges offer.
From a cozy lodge on the edge of the Hudson Bay, set out into the Canadian Arctic to track polar bears on foot, observe arctic flora and fauna with expert naturalists, and kayak or swim with friendly beluga whales.
8–day package July and Aug. 2016
From $10,695 per person, per package
Whether your idea of fun is fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, archery, or all of the above, the staff at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort will help you tailor your ideal adventure in Canada’s cowboy country.
4 days (minimum) June–Sept. 2016
From $876 per person, per night
Venture out on safari in a vast and beautiful private reserve that harbors rare creatures like black-maned lions, meerkats, and pangolins. Enjoy free round-trip air within South Africa.
5 days Apr.–Dec. 2016
From $1,040 per person, per night
Borneo is home to unusual species like orangutans, pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, and an incredible variety of birds. With your own private guide, learn about orangutan conservation at a rehabilitation center, then spend three days tracking them—and many other creatures—on riverboat outings and nature walks.
4–day package Apr.–Dec. 2016
From $1,500 per person, per package
Settle into a stunning cottage on a private Caribbean island, and complement your beach time with scuba dives, kayak outings, sailing, and more. You will be treated to a candlelight dinner on the beach, Balinese spa treatments, private yoga sessions, and a sunset cruise.
7–day package Jan.–July; Nov.–Dec. 2016
From $6,300 per cottage, per package
From your base at a gorgeous 18th- century farmhouse in the tropical forests of Brazil, spend four days discovering quartzite caves, mountaintop beaches, lush waterfalls with natural pools that beckon, and rare tropical flora and fauna.
From $1,260 per suite, per package
A secret hideaway on British Columbia’s forested coast, Nimmo Bay invites you to celebrate summer in the great outdoors. Paddleboard or kayak amid porpoises and sea lions, go whale watching or fly-fishing, and hike among glacier-topped peaks.
3 days (minimum) May–Oct. 2016
From $1,675 per person, per night
Fogo Island is a place of rocky coasts, fishing villages, abandoned settlements, and ancient hills. Set out to explore on foot, walking and hiking on trails and coastal paths and gaining insights into this land and its culture from a naturalist, geologist, or local resident.
3 days (minimum) Apr.–Nov. 2016
From $1,575 per night, per suite
Escape to a private atoll where empty white-sand beaches edge a turquoise lagoon, and spend a week (or more) snorkeling coral gardens, boating, taking walks with naturalists, and enjoying daily spa treatments.
From $10,545 per person, per package
Experience the American West on a homestead set within 6,600 acres of wildflower meadows, forest, and ranchland. Go horseback riding and hiking, enjoy mountaintop yoga and excellent cuisine, and set out with a private guide for a half-day of fly-fishing on a Blue Ribbon stream.
6 days (minimum) Apr.–Oct. 2016
From $1,600 per night, per room/cabin