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Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Canberra

Style: Wildlife Wonderland

For anyone who fantastised about being Doctor Doolittle or a character in the Jungle Book, this African style luxury accommodation in the heart of the National Zoo is a once in a lifetime experience to wake up with animals outside your window!

What we love:

  • Each room style has different real animals for you to see, from a shark tank to the resident giraffe Humbekhali
  • A four course communal African style dinner party is provided each night
  • Tours are offered where you see animal feedings up close and a preview of the new rhino area!

In the know:

  • Funds from Jamala Wildlife Lodge go back into the National Zoo’s breeding programs and development
  • There are some age restrictions for children visiting under 16
  • You’re a 10 minute drive from Canberra’s CBD

 

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Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
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Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra | Alluxia.com

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Location: 999 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA

Arrival Time: 13:30 | Departure Time: 11:00

Jamala Wildlife Lodge is a unique accommodation and animal enclosure within the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra. Luxury tree houses, suites and rooms in a masculine safari style awaits, with intricate carved wood detailing, four post beds with quality linen, animal print furniture and floor to ceiling windows to best capture the stunning roaming animals.

This once in a lifetime experience brings the safari and luxury accommodation together, with 18 luxurious rooms that offer close encounters with giraffes, sharks, lions, cheetahs, lemurs and more. Enjoy the onsite café and restaurant where four course communal African style dinner party is prepared.

Take full advantage of the Jamala Wildlife Lodge with a guided tour, where you can see the animals being fed and the new zoo areas plus learn about the latest projects the business is assisting in. Whether you stay in the Giraffe Treehouses, Jungle Bangalows or the uShaka Lodges, you will experience your own animal encounter and have an amazing memory for years to come.

Facilities

  • Business Centre
  • Business Centre
  • Ceiling fans
  • Conference/Meeting Facilities
  • Daily newspaper
  • Disabled facilities
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Heater
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Spa
  • Terrace
  • Under floor heating
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Coffee machine/Nespresso
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Drycleaning
  • Games room
  • Gym
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parking - secure
  • Shower only
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Weddings accepted
  • Breakfast inclusions
  • Cafe
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hairdryer
  • Ipod dock
  • Linen provided
  • Minibar
  • Opening windows
  • Restaurant
  • Slippers
  • Tennis court
  • TV/DVD
  • WiFi - free

Directions

Jamala Wildlife Lodge is located just 10 minutes’ drive from the CBD on Lady Denman Drive, next to Scrivener Dam. Lady Denman Drive is accessible from the Tuggeranong Parkway, Parkes Way, Cotter Road & Clunies Ross Street. Canberra airport is a short 15 minute drive or taxi ride. Complimentary parking is available onsite, alternatively an Action Bus service operates from the City Bus Exchange daily.

Cancellation Policy

Prior to Arrival:
- 60 days or more | Full Refund
- 30-59 days | 50% of total monies paid will be refunded
- 29 days or less | All monies will be forfeited

Checkin Procedure:
On arrival at the Zoo guests can park in the main car park and make their way through the landscaped gardens to the Jamala Wildlife Lodge entrance (or be dropped off at reception).

Guests can check in to Jamala Wildlife Lodge any time between 1.30pm and 3.30pm (later check in is available but please check with Jamala). Those checking in between 1.30pm and 2.00pm can go on the optional Afternoon Tour. Those checking in after 2.00pm can explore the zoo or relax in uShaka Lodge until 3.45pm when they will be taken to their rooms. Please note that due to animal encounters access to your room is not available before this time.

No refund can be given in the event of non-arrival or any unused services due to weather disruption or animal welfare. We recommend that you protect yourself with Travel Insurance. Rates are subject to change without notice.

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Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 3

Giraffe Treehouses

The Giraffe Treehouses are set amongst lush surroundings allowing guests to overlook and wander freely amongst a friendly herd of animals in a private enclosure. At the end of your afternoon tour, you will have the opportunity to feed one of our resident giraffes, from either your balcony or in his enclosure.

All Treehouses feature king beds, bath tubs, bath robes, optional climate control, fold out sofa bed, complimentary wireless internet, music system with MP3 input, television with complimentary Foxtel and premium amenities. Additional bedding utilises a double pull out sofa bed.

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Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 2

Ushaka Lodge Lemur Rooms

The Lemur King Bed Rooms overlook the Molonglo River and one looks towards Scrivener Dam and Black Mountain and the other overlooks the lion enclosures. They have a large viewing window looking directly into the lemur enclosure where you can watch this fascinating troop play!

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Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 3

uShaka Lodge Reef Room

The only room at Jamala that features a large viewing window looking directly into a 5 metre deep ocean aquarium! The Maori Wrasse and Flowery Cod and their friends will spend as much time checking you out as you do watching them. Pop over to the other window and see if you can spot the hyenas. This room is situated in a private corner adjacent to the uShaka lounge room and offers the best of both worlds! Room has a King Bed and additional bedding utilises a roll away bed.

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Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 4

uShaka Lodge Shark Grand Suite

The Shark Grand Suite has its own private floor in uShaka Lodge. Rather than animals outside your room, you have a terrace that sits above the shark tank! Guests will be taken onto the terrace and will have a private feeding of these majestic creatures. The suite features 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms (the main bathroom also has an indulgent spa bath). Both rooms feature sitting areas along with king beds and the bed in the 2nd room also splits to become 2 single beds. Additional bedding in the 2nd room utilises single pull out sofa beds. It is ideal for large families or 2 couples. The 5th and 6th guests stay free of charge.

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Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 3

uShaka Lodge Wild Encounter Room 1

A terrace and garden are outside your room and as there are no wild animals there, we take you into the zoo in the morning to visit the cheetahs, where you have a special hands-on meeting with the fastest animal on earth!

Go into their enclosure to meet these unrestrained big cats! This is the only room in all of Jamala Wildlife Lodge where this is included! The Cheetah Room is situated adjacent to the lodge lounge area and has a spa bath and separate shower. Additional bedding utilises a roll away bed.

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Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 3

uShaka Lodge Wild Encounter Room 2

This room is a short stroll from the main lounge, down a flight of stairs, with views of the Molonglo River. There are no animals outside your room, but in the morning we take you into the zoo to visit the meerkats, where you have a special hands-on meeting with these incredibly cute animals. This is the only room in all of Jamala Wildlife Lodge where this is included!

The room also has a private terrace and its split level design features a lounge area that can comfortably accommodate 2 children. Room has a King Bed and additional bedding utilises a double pull out sofa bed.

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Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 4

uShaka Lodge Wild Encounter Suite

A terrace and garden are outside your room and as there are no wild animals there, we take you into the zoo in the morning to visit the hyenas. After meeting them up close, you will understand why this misunderstood animal is regarded as one of the most fascinating of all.

The Hyena Suite is part of the main Lodge and features 2 rooms both with sitting areas and 1 bathroom, which has a spa bath and separate shower. It is perfect for larger families or two couples, as the 5th and 6th guest stay free! Bedding consists of 2 x King Size beds and 2 sofa beds.

 

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