Truffle Safari Package

Jamala Wildlife Lodge will be celebrating the arrival of winter with the commencement of its exclusive Truffle Safari package.

And remember – our animals love the winter and that’s when they are at their most active! 




In addition to the immersive animal experience already offered at Jamala Wildlife Lodge, get an exclusive taste of

Canberra’s unique winter offerings brought to you by the Truffle Farm.


Your Tuesday night booking will ensure that you are treated to all of the perks of a Jamala stay, including a 5-course African inspired dining experience and two exclusive tours of the zoo, as well as a private tour with the owner of the Canberra Truffle Farm after check out, followed by a beautiful truffle inspired 3-course lunch prepared by Australian Chef of the Year* winner Damian Brabender. Jayson Mesman, the owner and operator of the Truffle Farm will personally take you on a tour through his Majura estate trufferie, the only to be found in a capital city, along with his pack of truffle dogs – many of which were rescued by Jayson.

*2017 National AHA Awards



Included in your stay is a truffle hunt tour at the Canberra Truffle Farm, run by Jayson Mesman. Learn about the history of the farm and their journey to becoming one of Australia’s most successful trufferies. Feel the rush of excitement as you join the hunt for the elusive black truffle through the forest of 4,000 oak and hazelnut trees, and watch the energetic truffle dogs in action whilst learning how to harvest and handle the truffles before they make their way to market and to being served at Australia’s best restaurants.


The flavourful fungi are found in the soil around two types of trees on the Canberra Truffle Farm, Hazelnut and Oaks (French and English). The truffle can only be detected by their smell and while pigs have a natural ability to sniff out the scrumptious scent of truffles, they also tend to eat them, which has led some farmers to train dogs for the task instead. As a lifelong dog enthusiast, Jayson took this one step further: he recruited a legion of eager pups to help him in the truffle hunt — all adopted from nearby pounds.




Once the perfect truffle is found, head back to the warmth of the truffle shed for a decadent truffle inspired lunch prepared by Truffle Farm executive chef, and 2017 AHA national winner of Australian Chef of the Year, Damian Brabender. Relax as Damian prepares the truffle dishes in front of you while teaching you all the secrets to using truffles at home. Sit back and enjoy the dishes, or get up and get involved in this interactive and entertaining event.


Find out more about the Canberra Truffle Farm


Book your accomodation package by calling 02 6287 8444

Notes: The Truffle Safari only applies for guests staying in uShaka Lodge on Tuesday nights with the Truffle Package on the Wednesday. This offer starts from Tuesday, 4th June 2019. 


This tour begins at 11:00am sharp, located at 23 Mount Majura Road, Majura ACT 2903.

Please note that you will need to transport yourself to the Truffle Farm,

 however reception can help organise taxis where required.


If you have any queries please feel free to contact Jamala reception on (02) 6287 8444 between 7am and 7pm.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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