Wildlife Encounters | National Geographic Lodges

Whether you’re observing polar bears on the edge of the Hudson Bay or tracking lions and leopards from a luxury safari camp in South Africa, wildlife experiences abound at our lodges. Peer out at the Ecuadorean cloud forest from an observation tower, go on night walks to spot nocturnal creatures in Peru, or encounter the storied wildlife of the Galápagos Islands by land and sea exploration.

Punta Gorda, Belize

Copal Tree Lodge

Nestled amid rainforest near the Caribbean coast, Copal Tree Lodge sets a gold standard for agritourism—and offers encounters with Mayan culture both ancient and modern.

Manitoba, Canada

Churchill Wild

Two cozy wilderness lodges on the edge of the Hudson Bay offer an Arctic experience like no other, inviting you to track polar bears on foot, listen to beluga whales, and examine fascinating flora and fauna up close.

DUBA PLAINS RESERVE, Botswana

Duba Plains Camp

Deep in the wetlands of the Okavango Delta stand the tented cabins of Duba Plains Camp, tucked into the shade of ancient ebony trees, far from the nearest human habitation.

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

Tucked into a secluded bay on Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay provides myriad ways to experience the extraordinary wonders of the Galápagos, while offering a welcoming oasis inspired by the nature that surrounds it.

Fregate Island, The Seychelles

Fregate Island Private

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.

Amazon Rainforest, Peru

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción

Sheltered by an intricate forest canopy, the screened-in cabanas of Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción reveal the sights, sounds, and scents of the Amazon rainforest.

MADIKWE GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA

Jaci's Lodges

Welcome home to these friendly lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve, where guests are treated like family and the game drives and bush walks are unparalleled.

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Lapa Rios Lodge

Set within the tropical rainforests of its own private nature reserve and edged by sandy shores, Lapa Rios is an intimate jungle retreat.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Lizard Island

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.

Big Sky, Montana, United States

Lone Mountain Ranch

Just north of Yellowstone National Park, in the mountains near Big Sky, a cluster of charming cabins hewn from lodgepole pine provide a cozy retreat to those exploring the great wilderness of the West.

Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya

Mara Plains Camp

Just north of the famed Masai Mara is a lodge that 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.

Chocó Rainforest, Ecuador

Mashpi Lodge

Nature meets luxury at Mashpi, a breathtaking creation of steel and glass deep in the cloud forests of Ecuadorian Chocó.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Perched on the rim of the planet’s largest intact caldera, overlooking an astounding wildlife habitat, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge merges African architecture and old-world elegance.

Chyulu Hills, Kenya

ol Donyo Lodge

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.

Limón Province, Costa Rica

Pacuare Lodge

Pacuare Lodge is tucked deep within 25,000 acres of pristine, protected Costa Rican rainforest on the banks of the Pacuare River—and best accessed by white-water raft.

Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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.

Little St. Simons Island, United States

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

On the most pristine of Georgia’s Golden Islesis Little St. Simons, a collection of rustic cottages that connect guests with beaches, moss-draped forests, and wildlife-rich tidal creeks.