Read about our exciting development plans, continuing in 2022!
We have been working on a long-term investment strategy which focusses on upgrading the facilities for our beautiful animals, as well as improving the overall guest experience.
Eight exclusive lodges overlooking either African elephants or cheetahs, opened in April 2021, followed by two premium cottages with views of a brand-new red panda exhibit.
We have now started work on our second phase of our development plans, this time offering luxury overnight stays with giraffe and white rhino. The eight new lodges will sit next to the current accommodation, within the Safari Drive-through.
The plans also focus on upgrading the Park’s animal facilities. This includes a brand-new giraffe house and a state-of-the-art rhino and antelope house; both of which will offer the animals 24-hour access to both their indoor and outdoor environments. We have large groups of giraffe and white rhino here at the Park, and the impact the new indoor houses and updated external habitats are going to provide for them, will be wonderful.
Conservation is always at the forefront of our minds. We are proud that due to this development, our net biodiversity gain will increase by 30% by the end of the project. This will create more habitats such as woodlands and wildflower meadows, encouraging native wildlife and plant species. Due to the design of the new buildings, we can also include areas for bats to roost and birds to nest, undisturbed.
The new facilities will help us continue our important work within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP), of which both the white rhinos and giraffe are a part.
Since opening our elephant and cheetah lodges in April, the reaction from guests has been brilliant, and the demand for bookings has been exponential. This has only further solidified our intentions with moving forward and submitting plans for our breath-taking new giraffe and rhino lodge stays.
Revenue from the lodges will support improving the facilities for more of our animals, as we work towards the next phases of development.
You can read more about Safari Lodges and book a stay online at www.safari-lodges.co.uk