We stayed for two nights in a newer Zoobservatoire. The kids (5 and 8) loved the place, out chasing wallabies each night, feeding the goats, repeated train rides, watching the monkeys/rhinos from the terrace. The price is a little steep, especially when you have to pay extra to enter, but the single entry covers your whole stay whether it is one day or longer. Receptionist, although English, is not the most welcoming, but is efficient during check-in/out. The weather was hot during our stay which was great for looking round the zoo, but the zoob was a furnace at night. Leaving the windows open made no difference to the heat, although one night we had an invasion of flying ants! In the evening twilight, deer came over for a nosey at the zoobs. The zoob is small with everything you need, but if the weather is OK, you will spend most time at the zoo or on the terrace. For us, the highlight was having breakfast on the terrace in the sunshine with howler monkeys howling followed by intermittent roaring of lions reverberating through the trees and across the valley. Brought a big grin to my face every time. Don't think we will go back, but we had a very enjoyable time, as the kids were happy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in a Zoological park close to nature and all the wildlife. The Cerza Zoological Park proposes a variety of accomodation for those who wish to relax, away from city noise, hustle and bustle. The close proximity with the fauna and flora creates a sense of wellbeing and a new-found serenity. The domain with its limited capacity, increases the feeling of being "alone in the world" with nature being the only companion.According to budget and choice of adventure : 26 equipped lodges (4-6 people), 6 zoobservatorys (2-4 people) and during the summer months 6 Normandy Yurt(2-5 people) are available for rental. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cerza Safari Lodge Normandy, France