It is our pleasure to welcome you to Jamala Wildlife Lodge, the ultimate overnight safari at the National Zoo & Aquarium where a world of adventure, luxury and excitement awaits. Please find your itinerary below and we trust that you will enjoy your stay!

Stay 2 nights or more in the same room and receive 10% off the second and subsequent nights.

Alternatively, try two or all three of the very different experiences at uShaka Lodge, Giraffe Treehouses and Jungle Bungalows!

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One night itinerary

ARRIVAL DAY

Time
Experience
Notes
1.30pm to 3.00pm Arrivals

Meet in uShaka Lodge for afternoon tea, become acquainted with Colin & Colby (our Black & White Colobus Monkeys) and admire the beautiful shark tank in the lounge area. Staff will assist you to complete your dinner menu selections before you venture into the zoo.

 

2pm to 3:00pm Self-guided afternoon Safari

A self-guided tour booklet will be available at check-in that will allow you to do your own tour of a section of the zoo. This features the recommended trail highlighted for you and interesting facts about our animals that you will see on this route. You will be taken on a guided tour the next morning to see the other areas of the zoo and its beautiful animals.

 

3:00pm Room access

Meet at the marked meeting point shown in your booklet that was handed to you at check-in, to be given the keys to your room. A guide will deliver you to your luxurious home-away-from-home to relax, or alternatively you may wish to further explore the zoo. Guests staying in a Giraffe Treehouse will be introduced to Hummer and/or Skye at their room at around 4pm.

 

from 6:30pm Getting to dinner and drinks

For guests staying in our Jungle Bungalows and Giraffe Treehouses, please meet at the bus stop where there will be a bus pick-up (the first at 6:30pm and the second at 6.40pm) to bring you to the Rainforest Cave for dinner. During daylight saving time, guests may wander through the zoo to go to dinner. uShaka guests please make your way to the Rainforest Cave for 6:30pm pre-dinner drinks.

 

7:15pm Dinner

Indulge in our Chefs’ African-influenced dinner party menu, featuring some beautiful wines and Moet champagne. When the Rainforest Cave is at maximum occupancy, guests staying in uShaka Lodge (and occasionally other guests) will dine upstairs alongside the sharks, after meeting the animals during drinks on the terrace. When Jamala is at peak occupancy, several guests may dine on the heated and enclosed terrace adjoining the Rainforest Cave.

 

9:00pm to 10:00pm Transfer

As the evening draws to a close, we will have a bus service to deliver Giraffe Treehouse and Jungle Bungalow guests back to their suite to enjoy the sounds of the zoo at night.

 

DEPARTURE DAY

(subject to change)
7am to 10.30am Breakfast and tour  This morning you can enjoy an a la carte breakfast and accompany a professional guide through the open range section of the zoo to experience the sights and sounds as our residents awaken and prepare for the day. To keep guest numbers low on each tour, some guests will have a snack in their room, do the tour first and then go to their al a carte breakfast, while others will do it in reverse order.
10:30am to 11:00am Luggage collection

Please ensure all luggage is packed and placed by the door inside your room for collection prior to 10.30am. If you don’t require baggage collection, please advise reception.

 

11:00am Farewell for all guests

If you are not in a hurry to reach your next destination, feel free to check-out at Jamala Reception by 11am and enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day. Remember to check if any spots are available for further animal encounters before you leave.

 

Please keep in mind that with the continually changing government regulations regarding COVID–19 our itineraries are subject to change without notice.

Stay 2 nights or more in the same room and receive 10% off the second and subsequent nights. Alternatively, try two or all three of the very different experiences at uShaka Lodge, Giraffe Treehouses and Jungle Bungalows! View our two and three night itineraries below.


Two night itinerary

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Jamala Wildlife Lodge, the ultimate overnight safari at the National Zoo & Aquarium where a world of adventure, luxury and excitement awaits. Please find your itinerary below and we trust that you will enjoy your stay!

 

ARRIVAL DAY

(same as for the one night itinerary, as below)
Time
Experience
Notes
1.30pm to 3.00pm Arrivals

Meet in uShaka Lodge for afternoon tea, become acquainted with Colin & Colby (our Black & White Colobus Monkeys) and admire the beautiful shark tank in the lounge area. Staff will assist you to complete your dinner menu selections before you venture into the zoo.

 

2:00pm to 3:00pm Self-guided afternoon Safari

A self-guided tour booklet will be available at check-in that will allow you to do your own tour of a section of the zoo. This features the recommended trail highlighted for you and interesting facts about our animals that you will see on this route. You will be taken on a guided tour the next morning to see the other areas of the zoo and its beautiful animals.

 

3:00pm Room access

Meet at the marked meeting point in your booklet that was handed to you at check-in, to be given the keys to your room. A guide will deliver you to your luxurious home-away-from-home to relax, or alternatively you may wish to further explore the zoo. Guests staying in a Giraffe Treehouse will be introduced to Hummer and/or Skye at their room at around 4pm.

 

from 6:30pm Getting to dinner and drinks

For guests staying in our Jungle Bungalows and Giraffe Treehouses please meet at the bus stop where there will be a bus pick-up (the first at 6:30pm and the second at 6.40pm) to bring you to the Rainforest Cave for dinner. uShaka guests please make your way to the Cave for 6:30 pre-dinner drinks.

 

7:15pm Dinner

Indulge in our Chefs’ African-influenced dinner party menu, featuring some beautiful wines and Moet champagne. When the Rainforest Cave is at maximum occupancy, guests staying in uShaka Lodge (and occasionally other guests) will dine upstairs alongside the sharks, after meeting the animals during drinks on the terrace. When Jamala is at peak occupancy, several guests may dine on the heated and enclosed terrace adjoining the Rainforest Cave.

 

9:00pm to 10:00pm Transfer

As the evening draws to a close we will have a bus service to deliver you back to your suite to enjoy the sounds of the zoo at night.

 

DAY 2

9:00am to 9:45am Breakfast

Start your day with a full a la carte breakfast in the Rainforest Cave.

 

11:00am Jamala Exclusive Tour

Come face to face with creatures both great and small. Meet your guide at uShaka Lodge in the lounge area to begin this special tour.

 

12:30pm Lunch

Enjoy a light lunch served in our Rainforest Cave. If you have booked to change rooms for your second night the keys to your new room will be given to you at lunch and you will have access to your new room from 1.30pm.

 

6:30pm Evening Program

As per arrival day.

 

DAY 3

7am to 10.30am Breakfast and tour

This morning you can enjoy an la carte breakfast and accompany a professional guide to visit the open range section of the zoo to experience the sights and sounds as our residents awaken and prepare for the day. To keep guest numbers low on each tour, some guests will have a snack in their room, do the tour first and then go to a full a la carte breakfast, while others will do it in reverse order.

 

10:30am to 11:00am Luggage collection

Please ensure all luggage is packed and placed by the door inside your room  for collection prior to 10.30am. If you don’t require baggage collection, please advise reception.

11:00am Farewell for all guests

If you are not in a hurry to reach your next destination, feel free to check out and enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day. Remember to check if any spots are available for further animal encounters before you leave.

 

Please keep in mind that with the continually changing government regulations regarding COVID–19 our itineraries are subject to change without notice.


Three nights (or more) itinerary

Same as for the Two Day itinerary, but after 11am on the third day you are at leisure to relax at Jamala and the zoo or to explore Canberra’s other great tourist attractions. From Day 4 onwards, breakfast can be taken anytime between 7am and 10am and lunch can be provided in the Rhino Bistro if desired.