With many of us not experiencing a holiday abroad for two years, 2022 could be the year that we tick off some items from our bucket list and maybe experience some once in a lifetime holiday experiences.
Why not make up for the lack of foreign travel by visiting one of these fantastic unique hotels which are guaranteed to offer a once in a lifetime experience?
Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge, South Africa
Situated in the iconic Kruger National Park, Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge offers the most unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train.
Stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, you will be surrounded by breathtaking natural splendours while enjoying luxury accommodation on the train.
Kruger Shalati celebrates where the first visits to the iconic park were allowed in the early 1920s, when the train would park overnight in the exact spot where it is positioned.
There are 24 carriage rooms and 7 Bridge House rooms, all featuring glass walls so you can fully immerse yourself in the infinite views along the length of the majestic Sabie River.
The one of a kind pool deck is aligned with the floor level of the train and high above the riverbanks, where you will find crocodiles, hippos, buffalos and elephants just meters below.
Kruger National Park is one of the best places to experience South Africa’s natural wildlife, home to the famous Big Five, as well as hyena, wild dog, jackal, giraffe, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra, and much more. Combine a safari experience in the park for the ultimate bucket list/unique holiday experience.
Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
If you are looking for a unique holiday full of adventure and once in a lifetime experiences then this could be the dream resort for you.
Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new fusion of world-class design, all-inclusive hospitality and conservation. Your stay makes a real difference in protecting unique and endangered species.
A stay at Shinta Mani Wild is jam packed with exciting and memorable experiences starting with a 400 meter zip line over the Tmor Rung River and into the landing zone bar. Throughout your stay the ‘adventure butlers’ are on hand to make your stay unforgettable with activities including boat trips, fishing, mountain biking and hiking just to name a few.
One of the unique properties of this resort is the conversation work they do and as a guest you can immerse yourself in this with the opportunity to join the rangers on anti-poaching patrol or checking the camera traps to record data on the endangered species.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Rwanda
Rwanda is one of the best locations for finding gorillas in their natural habitat. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is located close to Volcanoes National Park where you will trek on foot to find the gorillas.
As Rwanda’s ﬁrst ever community owned lodge, the ownership rests with a Community Trust, SACOLA (Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association) which uses rentals and community fees from the lodge to drive socio-economic and conservation initiatives in the communities adjacent to the National Park.
As well as the Gorilla trek you can also take part in a golden monkey trek where you can spend up to one hour watching these amazing monkeys frolicking in their natural habitat.
Accommodation is made up of just six luxury cottages consisting of a sheltered veranda, sitting room with fireplace, bedroom, dressing room and bathroom.
Visiting the mountain gorillas is definitely a once in a lifetime experience that will leave you with the most amazing memories.
Chena Huts by Uga Escapes, Sri Lanka
Surrounded by tropical jungles in Sri Lanka, Chena Huts provide the perfect secluded getaway to escape from the rest of the world. Bordering the Yala National Park, the Indian Ocean and a natural watering hole you are in for a once in a lifetime experience at these unique luxury cabins.
Each of the cabins features a private pool and deck and with only 14 cabins on site you will easily feel like you are in your own private oasis.
As Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest national park, nature-lovers flock to Yala for its stunning biodiversity and the chance to see elusive wildlife up close. With the highest leopard population density in the world, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of the elegant big cats on a game drive. Encompassing swathes of unspoilt coastline, too, you’ll find wild and beautiful beaches here too.
Discover iconic and remote locations of the world on-board this unique ship. Itineraries
are tailored to the ocean’s natural course, letting the winds guide each voyage, powered by nature wherever possible.
From the moment you step on-board the Golden Horizon, your experience will certainly befit its grandeur, with the highest standards of accommodation, dining and entertainment.
Tradewind Voyages have a strong sustainability policy and are committed to using their sails to drive the ship as much as possible on each cruise. Their aim being to sail without using propulsion engines for around 70% of each season.
The ambience onboard is elegant yet casual, without any unnecessary formality and throughout any voyage, the cruise team offers a programme of activities, including wine tasting & cooking demonstrations.
From the UK to Australia, the journey you choose is just one part of your unique experience. With grace and beauty, the Golden Horizon is a sailing ship first and foremost, combining historical influences with contemporary style.
If you are planning a trip of a lifetime in 2022 then give our team a call and we will help plan your perfect bucket list getaway to suit all of your requirements.
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