hotels to stay close to animals

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Disney´s Animal Kingdom Resort

United States

Those not paying much attention might open the doors of the room’s balcony and mistake Orlando for an African safari. This hotel is located inside the park, allowing guests to have a close-up look at giraffes, buffaloes and pelicans.

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Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Australia

Lunch with lions and a shower next to bears are some of the experiences that guests at this hotel can enjoy. Don’t worry, it’s all pretty safe. The lodge is located inside the Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium, and most of the suites are separated from the animals area by a glass wall. Incidentally, you feel like the roles are reversed, and the animals are the ones observing the humans.

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Lapa Rios Eco Lodge Corcovado

Costa Rica

In the heart of the Osa Peninsula, this eco-friendly hotel is located inside a protected reserve. Between dips in the pool, guests can spot monkeys, macaws, slots and toucans in the area.

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Pikaia Lodge

Galapagos

The land of tortoises, iguanas and other animals that look like dinosaurs is a magical place to visit. Built over a platform on Santa Cruz Island, this hotel has an infinity-edge pool from where you can see the reserve for giant tortoises.

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Royal Malewane Private Game Lodge

South Africa

Observing the famous African Big Five (elephant, lion, rhinoceros, leopard and buffalo) from inside the hotel? Yes, it’s possible. Installed in a private reserve next to Kruger National Park, Royal Malewane has such perks as butler service, private pool, and one of the best spas on the continent.