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.
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.
“We’re excited to expand our collection of Unique Lodges to these destinations that are truly making meaningful strides in sustainability. These new properties embrace National Geographic’s values and are making a positive impact on both a local and global scale.” -HeatherHeverling, Senior Vice President of Product Management, National Geographic Expeditions.
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
- Isla Palenque, Panama
- Duba Plains Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
- Borgo Pignano, Tuscany, Italy
- 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