What can I say? This whole experience is beyond awesome. I've been here a few times now and currently adopt three of the feline residents but was lucky enough to spend the night in Snow Leopard Lodge with my niece this weekend. The staff were absolutely amazing and the accommodation is a really high standard - they've thought of everything! The VIP tour and experiences with these fantastic animals are a chance in a lifetime and nearly reduced me to tears - ok, I actually did cry. A great chance to meet some critically endangered species up close and obviously the money goes to a great cause. Thanks to Beccy, Andy, Tanith, Faye, Sophie, Freddie and the rest of the team for a great weekend! We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The overnight big cat safari experience - a hidden gem in the village of Smarden in Kent, UK. The Big Cat Sanctuary is a 34 acre peaceful conservation site whose primary objective is conservation and offering sanctuary to homeless or rescued cats. On our big cat safari experience you will get up close and personal seeing our amazing and diverse collection of cats from the world's smallest Rusty Spotted cat to the world's most endangered Amur leopard and also learn about the conservation work we do both at the centre and overseas. We operate by way of personal experiences only, this is an incredible experience in which you will encounter all we have to offer at our at the sanctuary with an overnight stay. The agenda for guests to the overnight big cat safari experience is below: You will arrive early afternoon for afternoon tea with a glass of bubbly on our terrace over-looking one of our lion enclosures, after this you will enjoy a 2 hour VIP tour in which you will learn about the various species of Big Cats at the sanctuary. During the tour you will get the opportunity to get up close and personal with the cats, you may go in with our African Servals,these activities vary depending on what is happening with our cats at the time of your visit. In the evening, you will firstly be greeted with pre-dinner drinks and enjoy a sumptuous 3 course meal cooked by our resident chef which you will enjoy in our conservatory which adjoins our African lion enclosure, they are curious and regularly check out what you are eating for dinner! Once the evening meal is over you will retire to the comfort of your luxury lodge accommodation, most likely to the roar of our lions! The next morning you will have a choice of full english breakfast or continental style. Your morning will continue with the target training of one of our cheetahs and also an opportunity to hand feed one of the Big Cats which for most people is most memorable. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Big Cat Sanctuary's Overnight Lodge Experience Smarden, Kent