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National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World


The National Geographic Society announced its newest foray in world-class travel experiences: National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.

This is a collection of 38 boutique hotels in extraordinary places around the world with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence.  These lodges offer an outstanding guest experience while supporting the protection of cultural and natural heritage and embracing sustainable tourism practices.

We are thrilled to present National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of world-class lodges and hotels in extraordinary places around the world where guests can be sure of comfort and excellent service, but also expect to be enriched and inspired.

From the thatched bungalows of Lapa Rios, perched above the sea in the jungles of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, to the exquisite traditional architecture of Bhutan’s Zhiwa Ling Hotel, these lodges share National Geographic’s commitment to protecting cultural and natural heritage and embracing sustainable tourism practices while offering guests a rich array of meaningful experiences.

As a National Geographic guest, you receive the best available rates, and you’re also treated to a complimentary National Geographic Exclusive experience: an opportunity to delve even deeper into the local culture and environment—a private hike with the resident biologist at Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador, for instance, or a private dinner under the stars in an ancient milkwood forest boma at South Africa’s Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.

You’re invited to be among the first to reserve your stay. Simply make a reservation on our website or stay at a Unique Lodge on one of our new National Geographic Private Expeditions. Visit to learn more.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Norman
    April 16, 2015 at 6:18 am

    That’s quite an impressive list they created there. Hm…that option for machu picchu looks kind of promising. I will be at the Belmond there in four weeks. While that hotel is right at the gates of the UNESCO World Heritage site…it sure looks outdated – even tho Beldmond is quite the decent luxury hotel chain. hm.. thx for sharing! might reconsider lol

    • Carmen
      April 19, 2015 at 12:38 am

      Hi Norman,

      I believe you’ve made the right choice staying at the Belmond Sanctuary Lounge. The views from the rooms of Machu Picchu and its location are ideal. Enjoy your trip!

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