National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World: Photo Gallery

A stay at Fogo Island Inn is an invitation to experience a centuries-old island culture, from its fishing and foraging traditions to its robust heritage of art, crafts, and lilting music. (Newfoundland, Canada) Click on the photo to learn more.

Built on a hillside where two oceans collide, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve captures the magic of South Africa’s Western Cape. (Western Cape, South Africa) Click on the photo to learn more.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel is a haven of Andean charm tucked into the tropical forests just beneath the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. (Macchu Picchu Pueblo, Cusco, Peru) Click on the photo to learn more.

From its perch high above Santoríni’s caldera, Kapari Natural Resort is a celebration of Greek culture and the timeless architecture of the Cyclades. (Santoríni, Greece) Click on the photo to learn more.

On a hilltop high in the Atlas Mountains, Kasbah du Toubkal is a tribute to Berber culture and hospitality built upon the ruins of an ancient Kasbah. (High Atlas Mountains, Morocco) Click on the photo to learn more.

Set within the tropical rain forests of its own private nature reserve and edged by sandy shores, Lapa Rios is an intimate jungle retreat for wildlife enthusiasts, birders, and beachcombers. (Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica) Click on the photo to learn more.

Set upon 2,500 pristine acres of coastline, Lizard Island offers the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, uninterrupted by the rest of the world. (Great Barrier Reef, Australia) Click on the photo to learn more.

Longitude 131° rests in the curve of a sand dune within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park—a perfect launch point for discovering the sacred geography of the Australian outback. (The Northern Territory, Australia) Click on the photo to learn more.

Nature meets luxury at Mashpi, a breathtaking creation of steel and glass deep in the cloud forests of Ecuadorian Chocó. (Chocó Rain Forest, Ecuador) Click on the photo to learn more.

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is the very definition of a secret hideaway, nestled into the old growth forests of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.(British Columbia, Canada) Click on the photo to learn more.

Pacuare Lodge is tucked deep within 25,000 acres of pristine, protected Costa Rican rain forest on the banks of the Pacuare River—and best accessed by white-water raft. (Limón Province, Costa Rica) Click on the photo to learn more.

Due south of Glacier National Park, in a secluded valley split by the sparkling waters of Rock Creek, the spirit of old Montana is alive and well. (Western Montana Wilderness, United States) Click on the photo to learn more.

Rosalie Bay Resort comprises an intimate collection of Caribbean-style cottages built with heart, by hand, to share the incredible natural beauty of the island. (Morne Trois Pitons, Dominica) Click on the photo to learn more.

Rubondo Island Camp offers a unique perspective on East African wildlife—terrestrial and aquatic—from its perch on the shores of Lake Victoria. (Rubondo Island National Park, Tanzania) Click on the photo to learn more.

Surrounded by wildlife and inspired by nature, Earth Lodge offers an exceptional safari experience away from the crowds in the stunning Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. (Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa) Click on the photo to learn more.

Sayari Camp is one of the few safari lodges permitted in the remote northern Serengeti, where migrating wildebeests make their dramatic crossing of the Mara River. (Serengeti National Park, Tanzania) Click on the photo to learn more.

Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, Southern Ocean Lodge offers an unparalleled view into the pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness.(Kangaroo Island, Australia) Click on the photo to learn more.

On the banks of the Kinabatangan River, Sukau Rainforest Lodge invites you to discover the dazzling flora and fauna of its jungle waterways by boat and on foot. (Sabah, Malaysian Borneo) Click on the photo to learn more.

An island paradise with white-sand beaches and a sparkling lagoon, The Brando is also anchored by the region’s important cultural heritage. (Tetiaroa, French Polynesia) Click on the photo to learn more.

The Three Camel Lodge celebrates the traditions of Mongolia’s nomads while seeking to preserve its awe-inspiring surroundings. (Gobi Desert, Mongolia) Click on the photo to learn more.

Tierra Atacama is a sublime gateway to one of the most surreal places on the planet, where volcanoes and geysers meet vast salt flats and the local culture is vibrant and ancient. (Atacama Desert, Chile) Click on the photo to learn more.

On the banks of Lake Sarmiento, looking out on Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra Patagonia celebrates its majestic surroundings, while offering a space where relaxation reigns. (Patagonia, Chile) Click on the photo to learn more.

Stretching across a nearly quarter of a million acres in South Africa's Kalahari savanna, Tswalu feels like your own private grassland wilderness. (Kalahari, South Africa) Click on the photo to learn more.

Nestled in the hills outside Paro, Zhiwa Ling is an architectural gem that unites Bhutanese culture and heritage with 21st-century comforts. (Paro, Bhutan) Click on the photo to learn more.

A private island in the Windward Islands, Petit St. Vincent is an elegant, secluded Caribbean paradise for those who love sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, or just reading on an empty beach. (Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines) Click on the photo to learn more.

A collection of cozy cabins and canvas tents hidden deep in the heart of British Columbia's cowboy country, Siwash Lake Ranch is a multi-adventure, all-inclusive wilderness lodge offering a premier horseback riding experience as well as fly-fishing, kayaking, and miles of trails. (British Columbia, Canada) Click on the photo to learn more.

Wildlife teems on the plains below and Mount Kilimanjaro towers on the horizon, visible from every thatched bungalow of this stunning safari lodge on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills. (Chyulu Hills, Kenya) Click on the photo to learn more.

Edging the shores of a wildlife-rich lagoon in the Okavango Delta and surrounded by more than 320,000 acres of private, protected land, Zarafa's spacious tents offer an intimate experience with one of Africa's great wildernesses. (Selinda Reserve, Botswana) Click on the photo to learn more.

Just north of Kenya's famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Mara Plains Camp recalls the elegant safari tents of centuries past, set on a private conservancy where the wildlife is plenty and the crowds are nowhere to be found. (Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya) Click on the photo to learn more.

With jaw-dropping views of the ocean, the lagoon, and the two massive peaks, this contemporary beach house is a stunning base to explore the little-known gem of Lord Howe Island. (Lord Howe Island, Australia) Click on the photo to learn more.

From their perch on an emerald Andean slope, the colonial-style estate and casitas of Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba invite you to soak up the spirit of the Sacred Valley, a region still shrouded in the mysteries of the Inca. (The Urubamba Valley, Peru) Click on the photo to learn more.

An inconspicuous door in the heart of Cusco’s old town opens into a world of Spanish-colonial splendor at Inkaterra La Casona, an exquisite 16th-century manor house. (Cusco, Peru) Click on the photo to learn more.

Sheltered by an intricate forest canopy, the screened-in cabanas of Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción reveal the sights, sounds, and scents of the Amazon Rain Forest. (Lake Sandoval, Peru) Click on the photo to learn more.

A secluded cove at the tip of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula harbors Tutka Bay Lodge, an intimate family-owned wilderness lodge with a culinary twist. (Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, United States) Click on the photo to learn more.

At the edge of a lake along the historic Iditarod Trail, the hand-built wood cabins of Winterlake offer a beautiful base for your adventures fishing, hiking, or dogsledding in Alaska's backcountry. (South-Central Alaskan Wilderness, United States) Click on the photo to learn more.

With a stunning main lodge as its base and six intimate camps secluded in the surrounding wilderness, the Bushcamp Company invites guests to experience one of Africa's lesser-known wildlife preserves from different angles. (South Luangwa, Zambia) Click on the photo to learn more.

Settle into a cozy wilderness lodge on the edge of the Hudson Bay and head out on an Arctic safari to encounter polar bears, beluga whales, caribou and much more—closer than you ever imagined. (Manitoba, Canada) Click on the photo to learn more.

On a private island in the Indian Ocean, gorgeous villas are tucked among seven idyllic beaches and lush forests that Aldabra tortoises, sea turtles, and all manner of tropical birdlife call home. (Fregate Island, The Seychelles) Click on the photo to learn more.

Shaded by coastal palms and offering prime access to the world’s third-largest coral reef, the thatched beach bungalows of Tiamo are hidden on the rugged Bahamian island of Andros—where guests can explore dense tropical jungles that shelter mysterious blue holes and unexpected wildlife. (South Andros Island, Bahamas) Click on the image to learn more about this lodge.

Perched amid the Pindos peaks of northern Greece and overlooking one of the world’s deepest gorges, the traditional stone-and-slate dwellings of the Aristi Mountain Resort harken back to a time when the Ottomans ruled the region and exploration was done primarily on foot or horseback. (Aristi, Greece) Click on the image to learn more about this lodge.

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