Thursday, 22 August 2019

Ten new hotels make it onto the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World list

National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World has added 10 new handpicked lodges to its growing collection of world-class hotels in extraordinary destinations around the world. These new properties have each demonstrated their dedication to sustainable practices and to protecting natural and cultural heritage while simultaneously providing an intimate and exceptional guest experience.

From a safari camp in South Africa’s Madiwke Game Reserve to a 19th-century estate in Sicily and a remote island sanctuary in Vanuatu, the new additions epitomize National Geographic values of authenticity, enrichment, and a dedication to preserving our planet’s diversity.


With these 10 new lodges, the Unique Lodges portfolio comes to a total of 63 properties on six continents. The new members include:

Storfjord Hotel, Norway (Pictured above)
Isla Palenque, Panama
Duba Plains Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Borgo Pignano, Tuscany, Italy (Pictured below)
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia, United States
Susafa, Sicily, Italy
The Havannah, Vanuatu
Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
Jaci’s Lodges, South Africa
Eagle Cottages at Gulf State Park, Alabama, United States
Each of these properties has been chosen with sustainability in mind. A National Geographic sustainable tourism expert has spent time at each lodge ensuring that they incorporate innovative sustainability practices into their everyday operations, support natural and cultural heritage, and engage with the local community in tangible ways. To learn more about how these properties are having a positive impact in their destinations, read our full 2019 Sustainable Tourism Impact Report.




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