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Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Located at the edge of Lake Burley Griffin on the grounds of Canberra's National Zoo & Aquarium lies the extraordinary Jamala Wildlife Lodge. This exclusive destination offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to encounter some of the world's most magnificent and endangered animals up close. Comprising eighteen African-lodge-inspired rooms, sprawling across three distinct precincts – Giraffe Treehouses, Jungle Bungalows, and the uShaka Lodge – Jamala provides guests with a unique and exclusive experience, with guests treated to an all-inclusive adventure and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours.


Beyond the remarkable animal encounters, Jamala elevates the experience with its fine dining cuisine. As the sun sets, guests are treated to drinks and canapés against a picturesque backdrop, creating a magical ambience for the evening ahead. This is followed by a gourmet African-inspired, four-course meal, sure to tantalise the taste buds and leave a lasting impression. A freshly prepared breakfast awaits the following morning, ensuring guests start their day in the most delightful way, and the dining experience is further enriched by the frequent presence of some very special guests.

Giraffe Treehouses - Nestled within a private garden setting and offering a truly enchanting experience, the six Giraffe Treehouse suites provide a unique opportunity to mingle with these friendly animals. Stepping onto the balcony, visitors can savour the stunning view over the Molonglo River while hand-feeding and interacting with the graceful giraffes.

Jungle Bungalows - Prepare for an extraordinary experience as you spend the night in the company of the world's most majestic creatures. Our Jungle Bungalows bring you within arm's reach of sun bears, lions, cheetahs, and tigers, all from the comfort of your luxurious 5-star lodging. Immerse yourself in their world; the proximity and intimacy of this experience create an unforgettable bond with these remarkable animals, allowing guests to appreciate their beauty and grace in an unparalleled way.

uShaka Lodge - At the heart of Jamala's accommodation lies the enchanting uShaka Lodge, a place of true immersion and wonder. Adorned with opulent, stylish furniture and traditional African artworks, this lodge creates an atmosphere that transports guests to a far-off land. Be captivated by the curious colobus monkeys or unwind while watching the graceful inhabitants of the mesmerising 200,000L shark tank.

Jamala is a place where dreams come alive, the boundaries between humans and animals are beautifully blurred, and memories are created to last a lifetime.


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