1. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
The Giraffe Manor was built by Sir David Duncan in 1932 as a private home surrounded by over 140 acres of its own park and forest. In 1974, Jock Leslie-Melville bought the manor and founded the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. The Melvilles set about making the Manor a refuge for a number of endangered species like the Rothschild giraffe.
Now travelers from all over the world visitthe Manor to dine with the giraffes and enjoy the Manor’s welcoming and warm accommodations. If I ever traveled to Africa, this would definitely figure on my sightseeing and staying at list!
2. Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, Kenya
Yet another of Kenya’s beautiful and exciting hotels, the Sarova Saltlick Game Lodge is any wildlife enthusiast’s’ fantasy. The hotel was built ecologically, to fit into the habitat of the wild animals that roam through its premises.
It is located in the middle of the Taita Hills Sanctuary, a private wildlife conservatory located about a 6 hour drive away from the capital of Nairobi, and is made up of rooms on stilts located right above the animal watering holes. The rooms are connected by walkways that allow the guests to enjoy front row view of the wildlife below.
3. King Pacific Lodge, Canada
Now for a hotel that is actually in the water. The King Pacific Lodge is considered the only hotel in the world where guests float on the water as they rest. Unlike a cruise ship, the hotel is comfortable and feels much homier.
The hotel travels through one of the largest nature reserves in the world, Princess Royal Island, which is full of magnificent flora and fauna.
It is the ultimate vacation for luxury adventure travelers as it is located at the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest on the western coast of British Columbia. However, the hotel is only open from May to October.
The resort is only accessible by float plane as the Great Bear Rainforest protects some of the world’s most endangered animals, like the Spirit Bear, Orca Whales, bald eagles and wolves.
Oh dear… decisions, decisions — go to Marques de Riscal, Spain, first, or to British Columbia?… hmmmmmm!!! Perhaps toss a coin 😉