This has never happened in Europe! The new safari park, which opened in Kent, invites you not only to chat with wild animals, but also to spend the night with a view of the tigers walking around. A two-bedroom cottage with panoramic windows is ideal for those who want to observe predators in the wild, but are not ready to sacrifice comfort for this. British journalist Jane Fryer shares her impressions.
“When we entered the cottage and looked into the huge living room window, I almost cried out in fear,” Jane admits. “Because two tigers were sitting on the grass in front of the window and seemed to be waiting for us. They had impressive teeth so close that we could see every mustache, every drop of saliva on the tongue! It seemed like we could feel their hot breath smelling like meat! "
Jane came to Port Limb Safari Park with her husband and children 6 and 4 years old.Contrary to the fears, the kids were not afraid - quite the contrary! "Mom, what are they cool, right? Can I pet them? And feed? And bring here for a while of tea?" - asked the children. With great difficulty, the mother managed to explain to them that this could not be done.
Park attendant Robert told tourists about the tigers living in the safari park. The 19-year-old Tagz and the 12-year-old Ingrid are already quite an elderly and well-deserved married couple, the female being the mistress of the situation, and the spouse only meekly fulfills her will.
"Limb Park" participates in the program of assistance to the Amur tigers, of which only about 500 individuals remain in the wild. However, there are not only tigers here. Safari "Liebm Park" - the largest in Europe, it covers about 250 hectares. The park is so large that some visitors complain, arguing that because of its size, animals can be difficult to see. In addition to large cats, giraffes, water buffaloes, rhinos, bison, cannons and zebras live in its territory - more than 250 animals in total.
Chic guest cottage is decorated in the style of an African safari park. Staying here is not cheap pleasure: the price starts from 450 pounds per night.
The safar park has two restaurants and a pizzeria, where visitors can refresh themselves before walking through the park and meeting with exotic animals. In the guest house, visitors are provided with maximum comfort, but the main thing here, of course, is the huge panoramic windows of the bedrooms, from which you can observe the life of tigers in the wild, without literally leaving your bed.
It is difficult to imagine that this is not Africa, but the English county of Kent.
Guests move around in the park in specially equipped vans, from which they can safely watch the life of an exotic fauna. However, according to Jane Fryer, spending the night in a cottage overlooking a tiger glade is the best that the park can offer. "We are unlikely to be able to afford a tiger cottage again," says Jane. "But we will definitely return here, staying in a simpler place."