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National Park. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
"Situated in a malaria free area just one hour's drive
from the South African coastal city of Port Elizabeth, our
magnificently diverse national park offers a wide variety
of game viewing, outdoor adventure, accommodation and
cultural experiences. You will be amazed at the variety of
natural landscapes and wildlife species that can be
experienced in one easily accessible destination.
Whether you are looking for luxury, comfortable family
accommodation, or rustic settings, you are sure to find
what your heart desires in the main rest camp, in the
rugged Zuurberg section of the park, or in one of the
Ecolodge and Spa. Australia.
award winning tropical rainforest resort is renowned
globally as a "unique" holiday haven set in an ecological
miracle providing quality accommodation, exquisite natural
beauty, gourmet delights and an exciting array of
adventures. Now featuring the unique Daintree Spa where
Aboriginal massage techniques, using powerful
Australian/Aboriginal products combine in purely evocative
mind, body and soul experiences.
The Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa offers unique tree house style
accommodation in the heart of Tropical North Queensland's
World Heritage precinct, just 50 kilometres north of Port
Douglas on Australia's Great Barrier Reef."
Parrot Nest Lodge,
Belize, Central America.
"Parrot Nest is a truly
unique tropical experience. Spending the night under a 100 guanacaste tree in a thatched tree house is like nothing
else! The lodge is surrounded on three sides by the Mopan
River, so a refreshing swim in clear water is never far away
and the wildlife of the area abound. Yes, parrots are in
great number here, along with hundreds of other types of
birds, making this an ideal location for bird watching.
Coati, agouti, otter, and the giant iguana are among the
many animals which are regular visitors to our beautiful
gardens which, though lush and exotic, are virtually
mosquito free, a real bonus for those who love the great
outdoors - and a good nights sleep.
Bullet Tree Falls is the last outpost before the great
forests to the west, south and north. Though
Spanish-speaking, everyone also speaks English. Located just
outside the village, Parrot Nest consists of two tree
houses, four cabins, and two bathhouses. Children are
welcome. Breakfast and dinner are served on the verandah of
the main house. Dinners are generous, healthy and fresh,
meals for vegetarians are provided on request. Clean
drinking water is always available."
Holler Eco-resort. Belmont, New York.
Named for the serenade of frogs that fills the evening
air, Pollywogg Hollėr is a Great Camp-style eco-resort
established by the Castle family in 1987. The genius of
nature and man are showcased in a setting of spectacular
beauty, Adirondack-style craftsmanship, solar electricity,
organic gardening, and gravity fed spring water.
Stroll undisturbed through enchanting sculpture gardens.
Enjoy an informative tasting session in the wine cellar
and delicious meals prepared using timeless non-electric
cooking methods. Cleanse your body and mind in the wood
fired sauna to the soft glow of lantern light. Emerge into
the peace of night in the forest and sink into a deep,
The morning sky will greet you through skylights overhead
and ample room for two is provided in the luxury of a
heated spring water shower. A hearty breakfast prepares
you for another day of weird wonders."
The Sawai Madhopur Lodge.
National Park is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, apart from
being one of the most picturesque game reserves in the
world. The Ranthambore National Park is covered under
Project Tiger, which is one of Asia's most important
conservation efforts. The presence of the ruins of the
Ranthambore Fort and one of the world's largest banyan trees
in the park adds to its charm and uniqueness. This former
hunting lodge of the rulers of Jaipur is a 20 minute drive
from the Ranthambore National Park. The lodge has 29 rooms
including 2 suites and 6 tents (October to March) set amidst
acres of lush green lawns. Comment: Having
stayed at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, I can tell you that
their description understates the aura of the place.
Having afternoon tea on the veranda after a morning of
hunting tigers (to photograph) from an open air jeep deep in
the park is an experience like no other. The treatment
we received made us feel like English royalty visiting the
Mountain Lodge. Selkirk Mountains of British
"Accessible only by helicopter, this
new and remote backcountry lodge is perched at an elevation
of 6,920 feet, deep in the Selkirk Mountains of British
Columbia. Equally famous for both its champagne powder and
abundant alpine wildflowers, this mountain range is ideal
for backcountry skiing, ski touring, snowboarding,
snowshoeing & hiking.
Considered one of Americas 10 Best Adventure Lodges, Sentry
is more akin to a European Bed & Breakfast, than a rustic
The cozy and comfortable home-like lodge has only 4 guest
rooms making every visit an exclusive and intimate
backcountry experience for you and your friends. The
exceptional service and exquisite cuisine will pamper you,
while the relaxing alpine ambiance will make you feel right
Regardless of the activity you have planned, we want you to
be genuinely satisfied with the time you spend at Sentry
Mountain Lodge." Comment: Go to the Web site
and watch the animated introduction. This is the kind
of place that most people fantasize about when they think of
going to the mountains. Awesomely beautiful!