Best Places to Spend a Night in the Jungle

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If you never thought about spending a night in the deep jungle, then you should add it to your bucket list right now. Jungle nights can offer you a magical experience. Imagine spending your night in the middle of nature, and there’s no place more populated, noisy, and cheerful than being deep in the jungle.

The view you will get is incomparable: no other place will fill your heart with more excitement, and a little fear sometimes, but in a positive way. It can be as dangerous as it is beautiful. All tourists that have spent a night in the jungle have fascinating stories to remember.

If you want your scary-incredible adventure in the heart of the jungle, there are plenty of places you can explore. We have put together a list of 20 places to spend a night in the jungle.

1. Reef and Rainforests of Belize

BELIZE

When you hear the word Belize I bet you only think about perfect sand beaches and crystal clear blue water. The truth is that Belize has much more to offer. If you’re into jungle adventures, this is the perfect place to start your incredible jungle vacation.

There are so many beautiful things you can see your camera won’t have enough free space to take it all at home with you. Plus, you can do many activities starting with exotic bird watching, hiking, zip-lining, and many more.

2. Forests and Coral Reefs of Panama

PANAMA

People can experience all that Panama has to offer on an organized trip where they can both see the beauty of the woods and enjoy a quality meal and a wide variety of activities. One place tourists love to see is Gatun Lake through the Panama Canal. Here they have the opportunity to see large mammals, birds, and reptile species.

The rainforest and cloud forest of Panama have incredible landscapes for the tourists, they can see sloths and spot some rare bird species right there. Soberania National Park has a wide variety of animals that tourists can experience.

3. Stay in El Salvador's Cinquera Rain Forest Park

EL SALVADOR

Cinquera Rain Forest Park is situated in San Salvador, and it sums up what makes a jungle adventure memorable. There are multiple tours, and at least one is held in English. What makes this park memorable is the Ranger Rafael who is a guerilla fighter during the civil war, and this guy has plenty of incredible stories to share. Since El Salvador is poorer than other jungles, this is an excellent opportunity to support the local economy by eating lunch locally.

4. Tortuguero National Park

COSTA RICA

Tortuguero National Park is a remote coastal town accessible only by boat or a small plane. This place is filled with canals, beaches, and jungles that are just waiting to be explored and loved by tourists from all over the world.

Here people can see turtles, birds, caiman, and the fascinating “Jesus Lizard.” The landscape is one of the most breathtaking natural views in the world. There is so much green around; you don’t know what to see first, which path to take. You can see the untouched rainforest, the ecosystem of the freshwater river, and the many saltwater lagoons.

5. Ciudad Perdida, or Lost City

COLOMBIA

Colombia’s pearl is the Lost City situated in the Sierra Nevada mountains in northern Colombia. Here the Tairona people have dominated the land for thousands of years, but it all ended once the Spanish colonists came.

This is where the city’s name comes from: lost by the locals, found by the conquistadores, lost again, it has been covered in the dense jungle until it was rediscovered in 1972.

6. Amazon Rainforest Conservation Center

PERU

Amazon Rainforest Conservation Center is the perfect place for spotting endangered species like giant river otters, black spider monkeys, and white-lipped peccaries. The species you can see don’t end there, imagine meeting a tree frog, armadillo, or even exotic birds like tanagers, antbirds, or puffbirds – they all wait to be discovered and admired.

7. The Napo Wildlife Center

ECUADOR

This place is luxurious accommodation right in the middle of Amazonian Ecuador, and here you can explore the surrounding lake, creeks, and jungle on foot. You can also take a dugout canoe which is led by a native local person and a native English naturalist.

The birds that can be seen here are cobalt-winged parakeets, hoatzins, capybaras, pink dolphins, caiman, and many more.

8. Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

PERU

Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in Peru is one of those places where tourists can cruise down the Amazon river on the board riverboat Amatista. The riverboat is led by a specialist Amazon guide that will offer detailed information on the visited area and answer all questions.

Tourists can also go on excursions using a motorized boat and a dugout canoe while searching for local animals like sloths, toucans, pink dolphins, piranha, and others. Tours offer tourists a two-day trip including nighttime excursions. During these trips, tourists can spot nocturnal animals and feel the adventure running in their blood.

9. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

MADAGASCAR

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is one of Madagascar’s most beautiful national parks. Here tourists can search for giant lemurs called indri and many other nocturnal species like greater dwarf lemurs and jungle mice.

For tourists who are interested in spotting the nose-horned chameleon or blue and red-fronted coucals, they can go to the nearby Mantadia national park and see much more.

10. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

HAWAII, UNITED STATES

This place is located in the jungle-covered cone of an eroded volcano where tourists can go mountain gorilla trekking. Just 45 minutes drive from Hilo Airport or 2 hours from Kona Airport, this park is famous for its two active volcanoes: Kīlauea and Mauna Loa.

There are so many things one can do here: hiking, stargazing, searching for wildlife/wildflowers, and spotting the volcano glow at night. Tourists can easily spend a week here there are many things to discover!

11. Kakum National Park

GHANA

Kakum National Park is situated in the Central Region of Ghana, it covers an area of about 375 square kilometers. It was first established as a reserve back in 1931, but only in 1992, did it become a national park.

One unique thing about this park is that it was not established by the State Department of wildlife, as it usually happens, but the founders were local people who realized what they had was unique, and they had to somehow protect it for future generations.

12. Greystoke Mahale

TANZANIA

Greystoke is one of the best camps in the world situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. This place is famous for its large number of wild chimpanzees. Here, small groups can choose to trek into the surrounding jungles of the famous Mahale mountains. Also, they can spend time with some habituated groups of chimps.

13. Rubondo Island

TANZANIA

Rubondo Island is well hidden beneath the sub-tropical rainforest right on Lake Victoria. This is the largest island-based national park in Africa. This place has become a wildlife refuge back in the ’60s due to its superb bird life and some pleasant fishing opportunities.

Here tourists can spot large populations of elephants, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, and wild chimpanzees.

14. Jamtara Wilderness Camp

INDIA

This place is situated in the village of Jamtara, right at the foot of the Pench National Park and it is cloaked behind the safety of majestic giant Arjuna trees. The entrance of this camp rolls up quickly, and it gives tourists the chance to enjoy what India has to offer.

Here tourists can enjoy evening drinks and small talk around a glowing bonfire. They can also sleep in the star bed placed under the beautiful Indian sky. The Indian dishes will fascinate any tourist that is there for the first time or a returning visitor.

15. Singinawa Jungle Lodge

INDIA

Singinawa Jungle Lodge is one luxury wildlife safari lodge located in the Zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve. It contains 12 cottages and two jungle bungalows that are tastefully designed. Each of them has large bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms with luxury items like air conditioning and a mini bar.

Singinawa Jungle Lodge is a place where tourists can discover the beauty of natural India through a tour of the local ecosystem, trained naturalists will accompany them.

16. Sumbiling Eco Village

BRUNEI

The biodiversity of the rainforests has made Brunei famous. Tourists can explore the beauty of this natural place by spending some nights at Sumbiling Eco Village. They can even spend their days by trekking and interacting with the local Iban people. The activities available here for the tourists are a rainforest canopy walk, boat trips, trekking, and swimming under those blue clear jungle waterfalls.

17. Erawan National Park

THAILAND

Thailand is another country that has more than one natural landscape to offer. Tourists can explore the real Bridge on the River Kwai at Kanchanaburi and the incredible waterfalls in the deep jungles of Erawan National Park.

Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand, is a perfect place to start a tour of the jungles continuing with the hill tribe villages in the north of the region.

18. 4 Rivers Floating Lodge

CAMBODIA

4 Rivers Floating Lodge is a luxury resort where tourists can spend a couple of beautiful days while exploring the Cardamoms Rainforest. The idea behind this place was to create environmentally friendly accommodation.

The team behind this place has the ultimate goal to have a high positive impact on people while having the lowest impact on the environment. Cardamoms Rainforest truly is an ecological miracle.

19. Taman Negara National Park

MALAYSIA

This place is situated on Malaysia’s east coast, and it offers a family adventure in the rainforest. The forest is 130 million-year-old, and where tourists can take long jungle walks, night safaris, relax, dive, snorkel, and kayak on the beautiful beaches of the Redang archipelago.

20. Daintree Rainforest

AUSTRALIA

Daintree Rainforest is the place where tourists can get ethical access to the heart of this beautiful rainforest. This is one of the oldest unspoiled rainforests on the planet.

The natural wonder and beauty can inspire people to take time to reflect on their lives in this unique environment. Tourists can also experience the Daintree Rainforest under the guidance of a local expert.

So… What are you waiting for? The jungle is expecting you and your friends. Be amazed, be astonished, be captured by the beauty of these untouched places! Pack your bags, book a flight and enjoy a long-deserved jungle experience!

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