An incredible opportunity to go in with our three gorgeous and unrestrained cheetah boys – included with your stay in this room only! This is the zoo’s world famous Meet-a-Cheetah encounter and wherever possible for Wild Encounter Room guests it will be with our cheetah boys, otherwise you will meet with the renowned Solo, the cheetah that was originally raised with a puppy dog as his companion! It’s hard to get more excitement than this! Any guests over 15 years of age can go in with the cheetahs, which by itself is valued at up to $450 for 2 guests or $675 for 3 guests. Guests under 15 can watch the Cheetah encounter and then have the thrill of meeting the cheetahs at the fence! If guests would prefer not to go in with the cheetah, contact Reception before booking and they will offer you alternative encounters.

The Wild Encounter Room is a spacious room that can comfortably accommodate up to four guests. There are no wild animals outside your room, so as detailed above, you will be taken into the zoo for a hands-on meeting with the fastest animals on earth — cheetahs!* The room is a short stroll from the main uShaka Lodge lounge, down a flight of stairs and with views towards the Molonglo River. The room has a private terrace and its split-level design features a spacious lounge area.


*In the rare event that the cheetah encounter cannot happen (due to unforeseen circumstances), we will introduce you to another animal or animals within the zoo.

Maximum adults: 3
Maximum total guests: 4
Bedding: 1 king bed and 1 double pull out sofa
Floor Plan

Take advantage of big discounts for short-notice bookings and our special 3-day/2-night and 4-day/3-night packages, with upgrades and priorities, along with fantastic Canberra tours and activities included in the price.

Check details on our specials page.

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All National Zoo & Aquarium conservation, breeding and educational programs are supported by funds raised by Jamala Wildlife Lodge.

Although animals usually appear as depicted in photos, no guarantees can be given.

King bed
Bath robes
Climate control
Free wifi
Music system
Pull out sofa