West Midland Safari park overnight lodges open for bookings

West Midland Safari Park is now taking bookings for their luxury Safari Lodges – which are due to open early next year.

The eight exclusive lodges at the Bewdley-based attraction are due to open on February 13.

The lodges are integrated into the newly-updated animal habitats on the park's reserves, overlooking cheetahs and African elephants, designed to give guests an immersive overnight wildlife experience.

The new development began work back in February, with the hope of opening in July. However, the first Covid-19 UK-wide lockdown brought construction to a halt, delaying the opening date to February 2021.

Chris Kelly, managing director at West Midland Safari Park, said: “It has been a long wait but we are delighted to finally be at this stage.

"I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved, in delivering beautiful accommodation to offer guests the opportunity to stay on-site for the first time, but also in upgrading stimulating and enriching environments for the wonderful animals we have in our care.

“Our lodges are going to offer a special and unforgettable safari-stay right here in the Midlands. Guests will be able to get closer than ever before to our wildlife and make friends with their animal neighbours.

"Being located on our reserves, guests will also have the chance to spot some of our other species and experience all the great attractions we have to offer, making it the perfect retreat for all the family.”

The double-storey elephant lodges will be authentically themed with thatched roofs and can accommodate up to five people. They have large, open-plan living spaces with a lounge, dining area and kitchenette. The balcony with outdoor seating offers views to watch elephants – Latabe, Five and Sutton – approach the pool in front of the lodges.

The two single-storey, detached cheetah lodges sleep up to six guests. The living space will have a large window, spanning one side of the building offering panoramic views of the cheetahs in their new habitat. A floor-to-ceiling window offers similar views in the bedroom to watch cheetah's Asrael and Bappe.

Safari Lodges short breaks will include dinner and breakfast in the on-site restaurant, exclusive views of the animals and admission to the Safari Park and its attractions. Wristbands for the Adventure Theme Park will also be included for those staying during the park's summer season.

Each lodge will offer free Wi-Fi, television, coffee machine and mini bar, filled with local produce.

Prices will start from £171 per adult per night and £147 per night for a child. For further information on the Safari Lodges and details on how to book, visit www.safari-lodges.co.uk.

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