Parks and (opulent) recreation

At these five luxe lodges, guests get an insider access to the world’s most stunning national parks.

Thundering waterfalls. Moss-blanketed lava fields. A watering hole crowded with elephants, monkeys and birds. The views might be radically different, but these stylish retreats all have one thing in common: They offer exclusive entry into the planet’s most awe-inspiring national parks. Click through the slideshow above.