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Luxury Safari Digs Come To Australia

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  Site Where: Pickford Road, Biboohra, Queensland, Australia, 4880
January 28, 2013 at 9:49 AM | by | ()

A little slice of Africa has jumped continents and headed to Australia with Queensland's newest luxury tents of the Jabiru Safari Lodge. Trade the rhinoceros for a 'roo' and elephants for emus with this eco-lodge.

Located just about an hour inland to the tropical north Queensland town of Cairns, Jabiru is smack in the middle of the Atherton Tablelands, more specifically, the Mareeba Wetlands. Being in the center of all of this bushland gives two perks; lots of animals and limited cellphone service. Come here to relax and catch some of the native wildlife either from the porch of your tent or daily safari tours.

With a choice of the Deluxe Safari Tent or the Eco Safari Tent, you won't leave disappointed, since each of the five tents have all the comforts of home like fridges, lights and private bathrooms. If you prefer to feel like you are 'roughing' it a bit more, go with the Eco-Tents as those have solar power and gas stoves.

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Cambodia Hotel Guide :: More Eco Lodging In Kep

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  Site Where: Kep Mountain Hillside road, Kep, Cambodia
September 26, 2008 at 2:30 PM | by | ()

HotelChatter and Jaunted Contributing Editor Claire Duffett is now reporting from Cambodia and this week she is giving us the low-down on the hotel scene. Any questions about accommodations? Send 'em to us and we'll get them answered for ya.

Earlier this week, we told you about Rainbow Lodge in the jungles of southwestern Cambodia. Turns out, the place has some company in the world of midrange eco lodges in the country wedged between Thailand and Laos.

Veranda Natural Resort, in Kep, Cambodia, has many of the amenities of Rainbow at half the price ($25 versus $50, though Rainbow's fee includes three delicious daily meals). It also includes 24-hour electricity and air conditioning, welcome amenities that might call the eco-friendly claims into question.

Kep, a sleepy town that's just now, for better or for worse, waking up to tourism, is located on the ocean. The beach there is lousy, we hear, but a short boat ride from the virtually uninhabited Rabbit Island a 20-minute boat ride away, which offers better sand and debris-free surf.

[Photo: murimboh]