Set Your Elephants For 7am
Overnight safari, anyone?
West Midland Safari Park have launched overnight lodges which are integrated into newly-updated animal habitats on the park's reserves — so you can eat your Shreddies while overlooking cheetahs and African elephants. Six of the lodges offer the only overnight accommodation experience with elephants in the UK, whilst two more lodges offer views of those cheeky cheetahs, also the only experience of its kind in the country. The double-story elephant lodges (pictured) are themed with thatched roofs, accommodating up to five. The two single-story, detached cheetah lodges sleep up to six. Expect jumbo windows, spanning one entire side of the building, offering panoramic views of the beasts in their habitat. A floor-to-ceiling window offers similarly incredible views in the bedrooms where guests can watch cheetahs Azrael and Bappe goon about. Short breaks will include brekkie and dins, plus admission to the Safari Park. Wristbands for the Adventure Theme Park will also be included for those staying during the summer season. The development forms the first phase, with more expected in spring, including (and I'm holding out for this) a red panda cottage, which unsurprisingly will also be the first of its kind. Bookings for 2021 have almost sold out, (yeeesh) but 2022 breaks are available. Prices start from a cool £171 per adult per night and £147 per night for kids. More
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