The overnight stays consists of a series of lodges and tents overlooking a lake and with views of the bachelor Giraffe habitat providing a unique visitor experience.
If you are an animal lover like me, you would know the amount of joy they bring to mankind. But sadly, animals like koalas, giraffes, and tigers among many others have found themselves in the endangered species list and we have only ourselves to blame for the alarming numbers.
We have to take the necessary measures before it is too late. It is always good to spend time with animals, be it wild or domesticated, understanding their nature and preventing them from any harm as much as we can. With many wildlife sanctuaries keeping these animals safe, zoos have also been doing their part to ensure the animals are properly taken care of.
And if you have been wondering what most animals do at night inside a zoo, well, you might want to head to Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England. The Zoo is planning to build new overnight lodges so that you can stay the night surrounded by animals in a safari-style experience.
However, we'd like to let you now that the new proposed plans will be open to the public in 2022 -- so you might have to wait a little longer. But it will be truly worth the wait. As reported by Manchester Evening News.
According to the planning application, it says: "On entering, spectacular views of the Savannah unfold. The building provides a visual and activity focus at the heart of Grasslands. Visitors can sit, relax, eat and drink taking a rest on their journey around the Zoo and at the same time enjoying dramatic views of the Savannah Habitat and its animal residents lake side."
"These Grassland habitats are overviewed by a new Restaurant perched high up on the Kopje rocks from where guests will get great views across the savannah and the surrounding habitats. The Overnight Stays consists of a Reception building, and a series of lodges and tents overlooking a lake and with views of the Bachelor Giraffe habitat providing a unique visitor experience."
As mentioned above, your lodges will actually be overlooking the giraffe enclosure. The zoo is also planning to build a large restaurant with lakes in the backdrop and views across the animal and wildlife sanctuary.
The project titled "Grasslands" will allow you to get closer to your favorite animals. But yes, you might be wondering, how is this possible? Will it be safe? To answer this question -- yes it is very safe and you will be sleeping in a specially built on-site accommodation right next to the enclosures where the animals are. So you are well-protected. And so are they.
The plan includes 42 rooms with a nice safari view -- you know what this means? You will be able to wake up to the sight of animals early morning and see them directly outside your window. That sounds truly magical, doesn't it?
The rooms have been split between 28 lodge-rooms and 14 tents; so you will have an option to choose based on your level of comfort and authenticity you want.