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Into The Wild: The Most Beautiful Wildlife Resorts Around The world

Natasha D'Souza Darpan, 24 May, 2024
  • Into The Wild: The Most Beautiful Wildlife Resorts Around The world

Attention all wanderers and nature lovers! If you are a wild-life enthusiast with a penchant for finer things in life, then the perfect holiday awaits you — a stay in a swanky resort nestled right in the heart of the wilderness, where the only distraction from the nature is the sweet embrace of luxury. Imagine waking up to the symphony of the jungle, surrounded by lush greenery and the chirping of colourful birds, all while enjoying a scrumptious breakfast in the bed. While you ponder where such dreams can come true, we have curated a list of some of the most beautiful wildlife and jungle resorts around the globe, where exotic wildlife meets unparalleled luxury. These unique resorts not only provide a comfortable stay but also offer an unforgettable experience to immerse oneself in the sights and sounds of nature, in some of the most gorgeous and remote corners of the planet. So, take a look at these extraordinary hotels that promise a truly magical experience amidst nature's wonders.



The Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, South Africa

Get a taste of wilderness and luxury like never before at the Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge. Tucked amidst the rugged dolomite ridge of the popular Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, the Royal Madikwe Lodge is a sanctuary for wildlife enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable experience. The lodge features just five ultra-luxurious suites, each elegantly decorated and offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape and often glimpses of exotic wildlife as they are set alongside an abounding Elephant game path. Guests can enjoy thrilling game drives led by their experienced nature guides and later relax by the pool or their state-of-the art spa while enjoying the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.


Shinta Mani Wild, A Bensley Collection, Cambodia

Designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley, Shinta Mani Wild is one of the best jungle resorts in the world, offering a perfect blend of serenity, wilderness, and luxury. Located in the heart of Cambodia, between two National Parks with a wild river and waterfalls, Shinta Mani Wild gives guests a one-of-a-kind experience. The luxurious tents at Shinta Mani Wild are perched over the gushing waters of the Tmor Rung River and boasts of the most breathtaking views of the jungle one has ever seen. Gourmet dining, river safaris, zip-lining over the majestic river, hiking in the jungle, bird watching, kayaking, relaxing at the world-class spa or simply admiring the nature from the comfort of the room — A stay at Shinta Mani Wild is ideal for those seeking both thrill and a relaxing stay amid nature.


Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Australia

Imagine dining while lions roam nearby or relaxing in a bathtub with a tiger gazing at you. A stay at Jamala Wildlife Lodge is a thrilling adventure for the brave-hearted, offering a unique chance to get up close and personal with majestic wild animals from the comfort of your luxury accommodation. Located in Canberra, Australia, this exceptional lodge is unlike any other, allowing guests to have an immersive wilderness experience. With just 18 exclusive rooms designed for maximum luxury, Jamala Wildlife Lodge brings you within arm's reach of the world's most dangerous and endangered animals, all while you relax in your uniquely designed room. The combination of lavish surroundings, incredible animal encounters, gourmet cuisine, and Jamala's five-star hospitality ensures that the stay at Jamala Wildlife Lodge is a memorable one.


Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, British Columbia 

Surrounded by the untouched beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest near Bella Coola, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge epitomizes wilderness luxury. Set within 60 acres of private land, the lodge boasts breathtaking vistas of the towering Coast Mountains, expansive fjords, and the rugged Chilcotin plateau highlands. It is also home to one of the world's most pristine grizzly bear habitats, allowing guests to encounter these exotic creatures in their natural environment. The awe-inspiring backdrop and immersive wildlife experience is further complemented by exceptional service and mouthwatering gourmet food. Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is where luxury meets untamed beauty.


Giraffe Manor, Kenya

From morning breakfast with a bunch of friendly giraffes to evenings spent in the company of wildlife, every moment spent at the iconic boutique hotel — Giraffe Manor, is a memorable one. The historic manor house, situated in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, is set within 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest, and is one of the city's most iconic buildings. Owned by The Safari Collection, the manor house whisks guests into a realm where luxury and wildlife come together in perfect harmony. The beautifully designed rooms offer both comfort and a journey back in time, while the manor’s resident herd of charming Rothschild’s giraffes freely roam the grounds, welcoming guests with gentle head bumps in exchange for treats. Mingling with these friendly, long-necked beauties and feeding them by hand is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not be missed.


Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Elephant Camp, Thailand

Perched atop a ridge in Northen Thailand, the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Elephant Camp is a mountain retreat enveloped by a sprawling 160-acre bamboo forest and commanding panoramic views of the confluence of two rivers and three countries — Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. Designed by Bill Bensley, this retreat has a lot to offer — Be it bonding with the gentle giants at the elephant caretaker village or exploring the ancient jungle-clad ruins and zipping through the countryside in a sidecar or seeking solace in a quiet temple filled with incense or cruising down the majestic Mekong river — Anantara offers  guests a truly unique opportunity to immerse in the wonders of nature and enjoy a luxurious stay at the same time. 


The Oberoi Vanyavilas, India 

The Oberoi Vanyavilas sits on the edge of the majestic Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in India and is undoubtedly one of the best luxury forests resorts in the region, offering guests an exquisite blend of wilderness and opulence. Set against the stunning green-gold backdrop of the forest, this wildlife resort provides luxurious tented accommodations inspired by the lavish caravans of royal families. Guests can indulge in thrilling wildlife jungle drives led by experienced forest guides and naturalists to spot the elusive Bengal tiger, and after the thrilling wildlife encounters can unwind with rejuvenating spa therapies and savour delicious gourmet cuisine. The resort's observation deck is renowned as one of the finest lookout spots in the area for observing wildlife. Guests can even request the staff to arrange a Champagne sundowner with grilled delights right there. The Oberoi Vanyavilas epitomizes the essence of luxury forest resorts, offering an unforgettable experience amidst nature's splendour.


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