Guide to unique and special places to stay
Fancy staying overnight in an elephant hide? Or on a train? Or in a palace? Or geodesic dome? Yes, we do too!
Unique and special places to stay
Whether you’re travelling in Africa, Latin America or India, where you stay plays is a huge part of your holiday. Finding the right fit is important and adding something a little different into the mix could just be the icing on the cake.
Over the years we’ve stayed in some very special places and new ones are popping up all the time. Perhaps you enjoy a more rustic experience such as sleeping outdoors under the stars in the Okavango Delta - we can arrange it. Some of you might be looking for a floating haven, perhaps along the Amazon River - we can arrange that too. There’s everything on offer from houseboats, luxury trains, treehouses, repurposed buildings, opulent palaces, to cosy homestays and that’s just scratching the surface.
Whatever your destination, if you want somewhere a little unusual to lay your head, then we’ll be able to make some excellent suggestions. We’ve done some extensive research and pride ourselves in seeking out these gems for you, many of which we’ve been lucky enough to experience first-hand.
In this guide we will share suggestions for more unusual places to stay. As we tailor-make all our trips, it’s easy to include the accommodation that suits your wants and needs. The list is by no means complete, but it’s here to give you some ideas. If you don’t see what you are looking, let us know and we’ll do our best, together with our knowledgeable partners to find the perfect fit for you.
- TREE HOUSES
- HOUSEBOATS & RIVERBOATS
- REPURPOSED BUILDINGS
- PALACES & FORTS
- SUPER LUXURY
- AMAZING ARCHITECTURE
- STAR BEDS
- FLY CAMPING
Finding unique and special places to stay
The best times to visit
This table gives you an idea of when might be a good time to go to the country you have in mind. It is not a definitive guide as there are often reasons why other months might also work, but it is a good starting point. Please feel free to talk to us for more specific details.
|Argentina||Months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Bhutan||Months: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Chile||Months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Ecuador||Months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|India||Months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Kenya||Months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Lesotho||Months: Feb, Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Malawi||Months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Namibia||Months: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nepal||Months: Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov|
|Peru||Months: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|South Africa||Months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Tanzania||Months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|