National Geographic’s List Of Unique Lodges Will Give You Serious Travel Goals.
There are some places that, once you see them, all you can think to yourself is, "I have to go there, and soon."
The National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World are all places like that. In other words, prepare yourself to have some serious travel envy.
Since documenting the world's beautiful lodges and getaways, National Geographic has expanded from 24 to 45 lodges around the world, and the list keeps growing. They're selected for the experiences offered, the amazing service, and commitment to sustainability -- you won't see any energy-guzzling mega hotels on this list.
See a few of the chosen locations below, but be warned: After seeing this list, you're going to want to schedule a vacation immediately.
Ol Donyo Lodge in Chyulu Hills, Kenya is a collection of thatched bungalows that are perfectly set against the backdrop of Kenya's amazing nature -- not to mention Mount Kilimanjaro in the horizon.
Fregate Island Private in The Seychelles is otherwise uninhabited, making the lodge there a perfect place for swimmers, snorklers, and beach-lovers to get away.
Churchill Wild – Seal River Heritage Lodge in Manitoba, Canada allows guests to enjoy all the nature and wildlife the Arctic Tundra has to offer. The area has a thriving ecosystem, and the animals often get up close and personal with the guests.
Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, Australia is a place that sits on a site created by a volcanic eruption, making it as rugged and beautiful as you can imagine.
Cuixmala, in Costalegre, Mexico was created by a billionaire who left his posh life behind to become a conservationist. The ecological lodge treats guests to amazing lagoons, lush nature trails, and the kind of low-key experience that's perfect for a getaway.
Zarafa Camp in Selinda Reserve, Botswana is an amazing spot to retreat to, complete with all the surrounding wildlife that Africa has to offer.
Tutka Bay Lodge on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula looks like something out of a movie, offering guests the opportunity to hike trails and experience incredible sea-to-table cuisine.
Mara Plains Camp on the Olare Motorogi Conservancy in Kenya is another amazing African getaway, situated on 100,000 surrounding wild acres to explore.