The long-awaited Safari Lodges have officially opened at West Midland Safari Park, offering luxury accommodation that immerses guests amongst the wildlife.

A total of eight lodges are integrated into recently updated animal habitats on the Safari Park’s reserves, overlooking African elephants and cheetahs.

The six double-storey elephant lodges are themed with thatched roofs and can accommodate up to five guests. The interior is made up of open-plan living spaces and a large balcony overlooks the views of the elephants and their habitat.

Two single-storey cheetah lodges sleep up to six guests. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedrooms provide a place to watch the cheetahs.

The opening of the lodges completes the first phase of the West Midland Safari Park’s lodges proposition. Neil James, project manager at West Midland Safari Park, said: It’s been thrilling to watch this amazing project grow into something so spectacular, and to have done it with conservation at the forefront of our minds when it came to the design and build throughout, has been hugely important.

“This development will leave an incredible legacy, not only for the guests who come to stay; but also in the form of the long-lasting support it will provide our amazing animals through revenue to continue to improve their facilities here at the Park,” James added.