13 Truly Unique Eco Lodges
In our fast-moving, rapidly developing world, we feel as though we are moving further and further from nature. In the middle of a city we see almost no natural shapes. Did you know that the human brain is attuned to fractals!? Fractals or near fractals are shapes found in nature. Cities and urbanised areas are simply not what our brain wants to see!
We love finding naturally inspired spaces and places where you can get as close to nature as possible. Here, we have a run-down of some of our favourite and most unusual lodges designed to make you feel as in touch with nature as possible…
1. Nairobi Tented Camp, Kenya
In the heart of the national park bordering Nairobi city, is a stunning glamping site. You will stay in complete luxury. Watch endangered black rhino and giraffes wander peacefully past.
2. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Australia
Another opportunity to stay in a national park: Lady Elliot island lies in the ‘Green Zone’ of a marine national park. Here, you can snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, then retire in the evening to a beach-front room, or a low-key eco cabin.
3. Fazenda Catuçaba, Brazil
Stay in the “land of good people” in Brazil. High in the mountains, and surrounded by protected forest, this stunning ecolodge offers luxury and relaxation in stunning traditional style.
4. The Amazing Treehouse and Nature Observatorio, Costa Rica
It’s in the name: “amazing”. Truly this is a stunning place to be if you want to get closer to nature. Stay high in the trees of the Costa Rican jungle and let the noises of the nocturnal animals lull you to sleep.
6. Shaxi Old Theatre Inn, China
How often do you get the chance to stay in a registered cultural heritage site? The inn has been fully restored in a traditional style to offer the ideal combination of luxury and authenticity.
7. Kaya Mawa, Malawi
Stay in perfect tranquility, hidden away on an island on lake Malawi. There is little I can say about the opulence of this picture-perfect lodge except that it needs to be seen to be believed.
8. Private Camp, Namibia
Relax and enjoy this stunning, colonial-era style private camp, nature walks, scenic drives, and hot air balloon rides can all be arranged. Or simply sit and admire the unique landscape.
9. Adrère Amellal, Egypt
Rocksalt rooms, lit by beeswax candles…this lodge at an Egyptian oasis will transport you back in time and treat you like royalty.
10. Blue Jay Wagon, United Kingdom
Get a taste for the life of an explorer of the wild west frontiers, then spend your days exploring a far less hostile environment: the charming towns and windswept clifftops of Cornwall.
11. Nothofagus Hotel, Chile
Inspired by the tree after which it is named, this hotel is designed to highlight the beauty of the national park around it, whilst providing a breathtaking and unique experience for all guests.