About Us

National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is a collection of lodges that invite guests to discover some of the planet’s most treasured places, while helping to protect those places for generations to come. These properties—each handpicked by National Geographic—share a strong commitment to sustainable practices and to protecting natural and cultural heritage. They embody the values that National Geographic holds close: authenticity, enrichment, and a dedication to preserving our planet’s diversity. The guest experience they offer is intimate and exceptional, inspiring guests to connect with their destination in a meaningful way—and to play a part in safeguarding it for the future.

Leaders in Sustainable Tourism

Each lodge in the collection was thoroughly vetted by a National Geographic sustainable tourism expert who spent time at each property, evaluated operations, and met with everyone from the general manager to the kitchen staff, ensuring that our high standards were met. The review included a thorough vetting based on the pillars of sustainable tourism: protection of natural heritage, protection of cultural heritage, support for local communities, and environmentally friendly practices. To learn more about the positive impact our lodges are making in their destinations—from restoring wildlife habitats to supporting local schools—we invite you to read our 2019 Sustainable Tourism Impact Report.

When You Travel with Us, You Make a Difference

Your support is vital to the National Geographic Society’s nonprofit mission to explore and protect the planet. In addition to our magazines and films, the National Geographic Society has awarded more than 11,000 grants to researchers and explorers around the globe who are working to preserve species and ecosystems, protect cultures, and advance understanding of our planet and its inhabitants. Every time you stay at one of our lodges, you’re not only supporting the local community and environment, you’re also contributing to the valuable work of National Geographic’s explorers, scientists, storytellers, and innovators.


The National Geographic Society receives funds from National Geographic Partners LLC (d/b/a National Geographic Expeditions). You contribute to that support when you make your purchase. To learn more, visit www.natgeo.com/info.