World's Best Treetop Hotels

by , SmarterTravel Staff
Chalkley Treehouse, Lion Sands Game Reserve (Photo: Lion Sands Game Reserve)
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(Photo: Lion Sands Game Reserve)

Bored with the view from the penthouse suite? Take your vacation to the next level by staying in one of these treetop hotels where you can finally live out your childhood Swiss Family Robinson dreams!


Tree House at Tongabezi, Zambia

The Tree House at Tongabezi is perched on the main trunk of a giant African ebony tree and is completely open-fronted so as not to spoil your views of the Zambezi River, which runs directly past your tree house. Don't worry—you'll still have all the creature comforts of a hotel (including an air-conditioner built into the bed's canopy) spread out over three levels: There's a bedroom, a lounge area, and a bathroom (where you can enjoy a candlelit bath in the claw-foot tub while watching the monkeys in the trees).

Fully inclusive rates start from $620 per person, per night.

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