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Costa Rica

Here is our selection of the top ten rainforest lodges in Costa Rica. The first few are Costa Rica’s best luxury rainforest lodges suited to travelers wanting a premium experience that exceed expectations for comfort and service. The others offer a comfortable and more homely or adventurous experience of the rainforest. The Lapa Rios Lodge […]

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Eagles Crag Lodge

Covering 25,000 hectares, the Shamwari Game Reserve is a wildlife-rich private nature reserve on the Eastern Cape of South Africa accessed from Port Elizabeth. There are several Shamwari Game Reserve luxury lodges to choose from, including the fantastic Eagles Crag Lodge pictured above. We have written this guide to help you pick the best Shamwari […]

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Butterflies - Cristalino Reserve

The Cristalino Reserve is a private reserve of around 11,400 hectares in the southern Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. The reserve is at a crossroads of different ecosystems, such as the Amazon Rainforest and Pantanal Wetlands, which has led to a very high diversity of animals and plants with many species found nowhere else on Earth. Founded […]

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Reni Pani Jungle Lodge

Satpura Tiger Reserve is a great protected area to visit for incredible wildlife opportunities. As an introduction, Tiger Reserves were set up to protect Bengal tigers in India. Tigers are severely threatened and were being rapidly driven to extinction with the loss of three types of tigers in the 1900s and during this time there […]

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Napo Wildlife Center

The Amazon Rainforest is a birder’s paradise and the most species of animals and plants have been found in Ecuador and Peru’s western section of Amazonia. Ecuador’s Amazon then sets the world record for species diversity of animals. This makes birdwatching in Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest one of the best birdwatching sites worldwide. Enjoy tanagers, parrots, […]

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Ocean Spray Cruise

Possibly one of the only places on Earth where the description changed from being one of hell by an early shipwrecked member of clergy to paradise as ascribed by nature lovers, the Galapagos Islands are certainly incredible. Given their diversity and area, they represent one of the world’s powerhouses of evolution famously portrayed in biology […]

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Tambopata Research Center Macaw

Manu National Park is probably the most famous area of protected Amazon Rainforest in Peru. To reach the area of lowland Manu rainforest, many people will first need to fly to Puerto Maldonado in southern Peru, which is also the gateway to the nearby Tambopata National Reserve. Tambopata is also an area of outstanding diversity […]

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Nyungwe Forest Canopy

With Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains, which are home to the famous mountain gorillas, the Nyungwe Forest is one of Rwanda’s most important natural areas and protects one of Africa’s oldest rainforests. The forest was upgraded from a reserve to a national park in 2005 and is home to dense African montane rainforest filled with wildlife, including […]

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Virunga Mountains Sabyinyo

Rwanda’s section of the Virunga Mountains contains an impressive assemblage of wildlife, from the famous mountain gorillas to an abundance of beautiful birds. Virunga is from the Rwandan word for volcano and the Rwandan section is protected within the aptly named Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans). The entire Virunga mountain range is composed […]

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