The Coolest Luxury Hotels To Spot Wild Animals

Daniela Ramos

Craving for an adventurous but also relaxing and luxurious getaway? If you dream of being enfolded by nature while watching wild animals stroll by your hotel, check out this list of dreamy hotels where your wildest dreams can come true!

Set amidst some of the world’s most alluring natural locations, from the Costa Rican rainforests to the Finnish tundra or the savanna plains in Africa, these dreamy hotels splendidly blend luxury and wilderness.

Giraffe Manor

Nairobi, Kenya
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Run by The Safari Collection, this amazing boutique hotel built in the 1930s as a Scottish hunting lodge is now considered an icon of Kenya’s capital city.

A quintessential Victorian façade and interiors reminiscent of Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa, this stunning hotel attracts the sanctuary’s giraffes and they love to poke their necks into the building’s windows looking for some treats!

Savute Elephant Lodge
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Chobe, Botswana

Set beside the Savute Channel, this lodge is the ultimate glamping scene in Africa.

Elephants going about their day right outside your balcony, a pool that overlooks the channel, dinners hosted under the Milky Way and native rhythms playing in the background, make this lodge an enticing site full of African allure.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Serengeti, Tanzania

Nestled deep in Serengeti National Park, the Four Seasons has become one of the most renowned places to live the luxury safari experience, where you can spot wild elephants drinking from the watering hole while enjoying the comfort of their crystalline infinity pool.

This lodge boasts an incredible interactive center, where guests can learn about the Serengeti and mingle with the local Maasai culture as well.

Whether relaxing at the pool, exploring one of Africa’s most famed national parks, delighting in scrumptious food and drinks at their varied choice of restaurants and bars, this deluxe lodge is the ultimate wilderness retreat.

Mara Bushtops
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Maasai Mara, Kenya

Wild luxury is the perfect description for Mara Bushtops. Set in the heart of Maasai Mara National Park, this 5-star tented camp lodge offers an exciting safari experience. Wild animals roam right outside, and it is quite common to spot a herd of wild giraffes popping in while guests are relaxing at their infinity pool!

Holmen Husky Lodge

Alta, Norway
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Tucked in the middle of the northern Norwegian wilderness, Holmen Husky Lodge is a unique tipi-style lodge where you can sleep under a million stars, gaze at the stunning Northern Lights, dog sled through snow-capped terrain, and play with the in-house huskies.

Si Como No Hotel & Wildlife Sanctuary

Quepos, Costa Rica
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Located in Manuel Antonio National Park on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, this jungle resort sits on a hillside surrounded by tropical bliss.

Monkeys, toucans, sloths, and macaws roam the resort grounds and they love to visit guests’ balconies!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Orlando, Florida
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This safari-inspired hotel is set in a 43-acre natural reserve where giraffes and zebras live. Right inside Walt Disney World’s premises, this replica of a luxury African lodge does make visitors feel as if in the African bush.

In line with the safari theme, the restaurant serves unique flavors from Africa

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