The ultimate zoo experience for all ages

Jamala Wildlife Lodge is nestled within the grounds of one of Australia’s most interactive zoos, the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra.

This luxury escape is designed to get you close and personal with some of the zoo’s best-known residents. It boasts 18 luxurious five-star, African lodge-inspired rooms across three different accommodation precincts. 

Jamala Wildlife Lodge is an all-inclusive experience where guests are treated to exclusive behind-the-scenes zoo tours. They encounter some of its most famous residents. Such as rhinos, lions, tigers, giraffes, monkeys and meerkats. All for an unprecedented opportunity to connect with and learn about these incredible animals. 

They encounter some of its most famous residents at Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Jamala Wildlife Lodge Zoo: accommodation for everyone

Winner of the Australian Tourism Awards Gold for Unique Accommodation category, Canberra’s Jamala Wildlife Lodge with the National Zoo and Aquarium won Silver in the Major Tourist Attraction. Together these are the most epic way to enjoy a zoo safari experience in Australia. Immerse in one of the most unique experiences in the world and take on the thrill of a wild African safari in one of these truly remarkable accommodation experience.

uShaka Lodge

The cornerstone of Jamala Wildlife Lodge is uShaka Lodge. It’s filled with stylish and luxurious furniture and African artefacts and artworks. Whilst in the company of the curious and captivating Colobus Monkeys and the graceful inhabitants of the 200,000-litre shark tank.

Jungle Bungalows 

Guests can choose to spend the night within the habitats of some of the world’s most amazing animals. The Jungle Bungalows provide guests with the unique opportunity to bathe alongside Sun Bears. Or sleep next to a Lion. Check out a Cheetah or admire a Tiger from the 5-star comfort of their African-inspired bungalow as you get to know these beautiful creatures in the most personal and intimate way. 

Giraffe Treehouses 

The six Giraffe Treehouse suites allow guests to mingle with the friendly animals residing in a private garden. Enjoy panoramic views of the Molonglo River from the balconies while meeting and hand-feeding the resident giraffes! 

Lobby at Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Excellent culinary offerings to complete your stay

Jamala Wildlife Lodge also won Best Restaurant at the recent Canberra Tourism Awards. Featuring sunset canapés and drinks, a gourmet African-styled four-course dinner with fellow guests and a freshly prepared breakfast. These are often accompanied by exceptional visitors and are the perfect complement to this once-in-a-lifetime accommodation adventure. 

All Jamala rooms, dining and lounge areas, draw inspiration from African themes. Including many artworks and artefacts throughout that continent.

Most of the proceeds from Jamala and the zoo go towards looking after its animals, its future development, education programs, animal breeding programs, conservation in the wild, animal welfare agencies and assisting local and national charities, causes and those in need.

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