New UK safari lodges where you can watch elephants from your room now open for bookings – The Sun

YOU can now book a luxury safari lodge in the UK with up-close views of elephants and cheetahs for the first time.

West Midland Safari Park's upcoming suites are now open to the public with dates for February 2021 on offer – although bookings have been paused due to huge demand.

The eight new rooms were set to open last summer but were delayed due to coronavirus.

Inside each lodge, which can welcome up to five guests, are open-plan living rooms as well as outdoor seating areas and balconies.

A king-size bedroom will be on the lower floor while the upper floor can sleep up to three people, with options to add a cot.

Guests will be able to watch the elephants including young male Sutton, as well as his aunt, Latabe and mum, Five.

Two of the lodges will overlook the cheetah's area – the two-storey lodges will sleep up to six people – with cheetahs, Asrael and Bappe brought over from France earlier this year.

However, bookings on the website are currently unavailable due to demand for the rooms, the safari park explained in a statement.

They said: "We have had an overwhelming response to Lodges bookings. Due to unprecedented demand, our booking system has, unfortunately, had to be taken offline temporarily to fix some technical issues.

"We have also had to suspend our telephone bookings system until further notice. Please do rest assured we are doing all we can to get this back up and running, so you can secure your exclusive lodge stay with us here at West Midland Safari Park very soon."

On-site chefs prepare your dinner and deliver it to your room, while breakfast is also delivered so you can have amazing views while eating.

Other extras include free parking, 24-hour concierge service and free WiFi.

A stay at the lodges also include admission to the park and wristbands for the rides at the theme park.

Prices start from £147 per child, per night, with adults from £171 per adult, per night.

You can also stay in a safari lodge in Kent which has views of lions and tigers, with glass windows meaning you can bathe while watching them.

We've rounded up the best zoo hotels in the UK where you can stay the night surrounded by animals.

Here is what it's like to stay at Marwell Hotel, opposite Marwell Zoo.

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