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, ‘Hummer’, from either your balcony or in his enclosure (he decides where, but nearly always from your balcony!). 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. All giraffe Treehouses have 6-8 stairs.
The Jungle Bungalows are luxurious individual suites adjoining a variety of enclosures throughout the property. A glass wall is all that will separate you from a pride of lions, cheetahs, tiger, brown bears or a Malayan sun bear! Regardless of whether you are relaxing in your lounge area, resting in bed or taking a leisurely bath, you will only be a heartbeat away from these amazing creatures. All rooms feature king beds, bath robes, indulgent bath tubs, optional climate control, complimentary wireless internet, music system with MP3 input, television with complimentary Foxtel and premium amenities. Additional bedding utilises a double pull out sofa bed.
When making a booking you have the option of giving a preference for which animal will be outside your room. It is not possible to allocate you a specific Jungle Bungalow animal as this depends on:
- Which animals are in the relevant enclosures
- Families with children have to be allocated specific rooms
- Earlier bookings may have given the same preferences
- Some guests have mobility issues and need the bungalow with least steps
- Some visitors may be staying over from the previous night
A beautiful 7 room lodge with a stunning lounge and dining area, pool, spa and tropical gardens, all of which are reserved **for the fortunate few who stay in uShaka Lodge. This is the owners’ former residence and has varying room sizes and designs. Your adventure starts in the living area, with a magnificent shark tank extending from one end to the other and with three of the coolest Colobus monkeys watching you from the other side! From the minute you walk in the door you will be transported to deepest Africa – every part of uShaka is decorated in a truly African lodge theme and features fine carvings, artworks and artefacts from throughout Africa. The indoor and outdoor entertaining areas are only metres from the edge of Lake Burley Griffin and have magnificent views across the lake to Black Mountain. uShaka is the Zulu word for shark, but also refers to Shaka Zulu who was one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu kingdom and a stay here combines the magnificence of Africa and the wonders of the ocean.
Wild Encounter Room 1
A terrace and garden are outside your room and as there are no wild animals there, they 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! (up to 2 guests can meet the cheetah) 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.
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! Additional bedding utilises a roll away bed.
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 a guide take you into the zoo to visit the meerkats, where you have a special hands-on meeting with these incredibly cute animals (encounter is for 2 people. Minimum age for the Meerkat Encounter is 12 years.). 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. Additional bedding utilises a double pull out sofa bed.
The Lemur 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!
Wild Encounter Suite
A terrace and garden are outside your room and as there are no wild animals there, they 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. This is a split level suite with bedroom 2 down a small flight of 3 stairs.
Shark Grand Suite
The Shark Grand Suite is up a flight of stairs and 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*.
As animals natures and reactions can change, no guarantee can be given that Jamala Wildlife Lodge can introduce you to the cheetah. In the rare event that this meeting cannot happen, they will take you to one or more personal meetings with other animals after discussing options with you.
Due to the animal’s reactions, children must be over 14 years old and over 1.5 metres tall to stay in the Lion or Tiger Bungalows. Children under 18 can’t stay in the Cheetah Bungalow. Please note that in the event that a guest arrives with children who don’t meet these requirements, they will not be able to accommodate them in one of these rooms and the Lodge may not be able to accommodate them elsewhere. Please check heights etc before proceeding further. Children 6 years old and over can stay in the Sun Bear or Brown Bear Bungalows.