The new Jamala Wildlife Lodge is Canberra’s first all inclusive, luxury lodge experience located at the National Zoo and Aquarium.
There are three accommodation precincts; uShaka Lodge, Giraffe Treehouses and Jungle Bungalows. Each precinct comes with its own special wildlife experiences.
Ushaka Lodge is made up of seven suites housed in one residence, complete with a shark tank in the lounge room, monkeys on the terrace, a wet edge swimming pool and a spa set in a tropical garden.
The Giraffe Treehouses are made up of six suites within a private enclosure. Guests have the opportunity to feed a resident giraffe from either the balcony overlooking the Molonglo River or his enclosure (he decides where).
The Jungle Bungalows are made up of five individual suites adjoining different enclosures that house lions and brown bears.
Guests enjoy pre dinner drinks with some special guests, which may include white lions, hyenas and/or snow leopards. The chef’s three course dinner party style menu will then be served in the Rainforest Cave or in uShaka Lodge with the sharks and Colobus monkeys.
Jamala Wildlife Lodge also offers exclusive tours for Lodge guests included in the rate. The itinerary is designed to allow guests the opportunity to meet some of the beautiful residents at scheduled times while still allowing plenty of rest time.
The tour will include as many of the following animals as possible: lion, tiger, cheetah, brown bear, sun bear, otter, meerkat, monkey, lemur, rhino, hyaena, painted dog, giraffe, zebra and antelope.
These experiences are provided on an intimate shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times.