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Excuse me, there's a lion near my wine

February 16, 2015 11:46 IST
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A brand-new hotel located in Canberra, Australia's National Zoo and Aquarium offers an experience unlike another.

The list of strangest hotels in the world has just got a new entrant.

Australia's Jamala Wildlife Lodge offers you the opportunity to share a room with its four-legged inhabitants.

Situated on the banks of the Molonglo River inside the National Zoo and Aquarium, home to animals, fish and reptiles, the Jamala Wildlife Lodge has some 18 rooms that offer guests a one-of-its-kind experience.

The zoo is home to Bengal tigers, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, Malayan sun bears, black and white colobus monkeys, European brown bears, ring-tailed lemurs, hyenas, and snow leopards.

There are three types of residences all of which are located adjacent to an animal enclosure.

Giraffe Treehouses are exactly what their name suggests, and offer you the opportunity to feed their resident giraffe from the comfort of your balcony.

uShaka Lodge that has seven suites featuring, wait for it, shark tank in your lounge room.

But it's the jungle bungalows that are for the bravehearts.

With just a glass screen standing between you and a pride of lions or bears, do expect a few peeping toms, you know the usual suspects... :-)

The hotel opened its doors mid-December and the room tariff is pretty steep starting at $400 per person, per night with the profits going back to the zoo for animal welfare and reproduction programmes.

So, will you book?

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