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
- 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
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.
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.
Heather Heverling, senior vice president of product management, National Geographic Expeditions
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