With picture windows in both the master bedroom and the open plan living area, you're just inches away from these magnificent beasts.
Take a walk on the wild side and be part of the pride. Dare pick a lodge that lets you stay inches away from beautiful beasts? Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve in Kent, UK, have incredible five-star safari lodges built into the middle of a safari park. There's a lodge dedicated to different animals. These include lions and tigers, as well as wolves and bears. According to the website, the Lion Lodge is the reserve's latest offering and is apparently a world's first. With giant windows in both the master bedroom and the open plan living area, get a peek into the pride of lions and say hello to Adras, Oudrika and their three adorable cubs.
The foundation works on returning captive-bred animals to protected wilderness areas and reserves worldwide. The park visitors and profits from the short break lodges go to these conservation efforts, and the preserve says they have been continuing this work for the last 30 years. The lodges are luxurious so they don't come cheap. A stay here overnight will set you back by about $2,200 according to The Sun. But this cost does include breakfast, a bottle of bubbly on arrival, complimentary safari, and entrance to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve as well as Howletts Wild Animal Park. You could opt for the other lodges that are available at a slightly cheaper rate. Also, there's an offer going around: if you book before November 29, you can get up to 50 percent off selected stays until the end of this year.
So hurry and get there to get your Instagram page popping. Talk about a picturesque a room with a view to die for (hopefully, not literally). Don't worry, we kid. The loft style buildings are gorgeous and the view even more so. There is a huge open-fire and wood-heated Scandinavian outdoor baths on secluded platforms. The king-size master suite offers a peek into the lives of the pride. If you want to bring your kids along, there's also are also two single beds on offer. The lodge also boasts of a bespoke bar, a six-foot show-stopping chandelier and a private terrace and gardens. Up to 4 guests can stay in the lodge, cozy up to the fireplace and spend hours watching the wild animals go about their day. You can even head out in the golf buggy and explore the 600-acre reserve, or relax in the lodge's private gardens. If this doesn't sound like the perfect Christmas holiday, we don't what does!