Three Camel Lodge / Mongolia
Three Camel Lodge in remote Mongolia, is a pioneer of sustainable tourism. It was the first camp to sign a contract with the local government to protect the area from poachers and environmental degradation.
The only luxury accommodation in the Gobi Desert, it inspires paleontologists, archaeologists, film-makers and thrill-seekers in search of authentic adventures.
Guests sleep in traditional felt tents, or gers (Mongolian for “home”), decorated with hand-carved furniture and heated by wood stoves. Don’t expect run-of-the-mill amenities: instead of waffle bathrobes and Molton Brown, you get felt slippers and camel milk lotions.
Mongolia may be one of the most sparsely populated countries on earth, but the landscape is surprisingly diverse. There are bird-filled lakes, rocky ridges, 600-foot ‘singing’ sand dunes, and the famous Flaming Cliffs, where the first dinosaur eggs were discovered in 1923. Today, as well as gazelles, antelopes and camels, you might even spot an elusive Gobi bear or rare snow leopard.
Whether you venture forth on a motorbike and sidecar, two-humped camel, four-wheel drive or mountain bike, the sheer magnitude of this magnificent landscape will change the way you see the world.
(Images courtesy of Three Camel Lodge - 2018)