The best jungle lodges in the world
Who wants to go to the jungle for a holiday? No longer are you in for a sweaty, mosquito ridden experience with basic lodging; these days the jungles and rainforests of the globe offer some of the best wildlife and natural world experiences left on the planet. Throughout the text below, we bring you some of our favourites, from staying overnight in a Survival Camp with your family in the forests of Borneo, to tracking the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda.
A funky design and something completely unique when it comes to tracking tigers in India! The Treehouse Hideaway main camp is designed round a big old tree which is home to both the dining area and also the bar which affords a great view into the forest. Individual rooms are housed in their own tree with a variety of trunks and branches affording you the ultimate wilderness experience! Treehouse Hideaway is the smaller, unique sister of Kings Lodge and provides access to the lovely Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
Built in perfect harmony with it's surroundings, Cristalino was named one of the world's best eco-lodges by National Geographic Traveller, and with its emphasis on sustainable practices and idyllic location on the Cristalino River, it's not hard to see why. Set in a 30,000-acre private reserve, there are sumptuous facilities on offer here as well as plenty of Amazonian activities, from rainforest walks and specialist butterfly tours to canoe trips and canopy viewing from the two observation towers.
In the midst of the tropical Caribbean jungle, home to singing birds and colourful wildlife, Pacuare Lodge has to be a firm favourite. Bungalows are luxurious and private, ranging in size and shape to suit any discerning traveller, some even have a private pool, and the cuisine is second to none. When it comes to activities you can be as wild as you like, with everything from candlelit romantic dinners and hiking, to horseback riding, canyoning and rafting.