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The Big Cat Sanctuary Overnight Big Cat Experience

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Facilities for Disabled Guests
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

Worth every pound and more!! If you love big cats and care about preserving their place on this planet, then this is the BEST way to get involved with Conservation. This place is absolutely amazing and the animals are so happy and well cared for....More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Christine B
Response from TheBigCatSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at The Big Cat Sanctuary Overnight Big Cat ExperienceResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased to hear that you so enjoyed your recent visit to The Big Cat Sanctuary and found it such a rewarding way to get involved with wildlife conservation and spend some time with our cats here too. It's good to know that you...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Superb visit. Up close and personal with the big cats and yes you get to feed them too. We stayed in Snow Leopard Lodge. Clean warm and cosy. The food is also extremely good, good size Afternoon Tea. In the evening you get good quality...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank John E
Response from TheBigCatSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at The Big Cat Sanctuary Overnight Big Cat ExperienceResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent Overnight Big Cat Safari at The Big Cat Sanctuary. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the whole experience, from the food and accommodation to getting up close to the big cats themselves, thank you so much....More

Reviewed 20 October 2018

Where do I start... upon arrival we had tea, sand which’s s and cakes sitting alongside in their enclosure where two beautiful lions that were just chillin in the warm autumn sunshine. We were then wscorted around half of the site with the most engaging...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank kell2203
Response from TheBigCatSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at The Big Cat Sanctuary Overnight Big Cat ExperienceResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent Overnight Big Cat Safari at The Big Cat Sanctuary. We are so glad that you found your visit such an amazing experience, from the food and accommodation to getting up close to the big cats themselves. We are also...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

We stayed in the Puma Lodge - excellent accommodation. We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we had a great time. We love big and small cats and the experience we will never forget and for being so close to them. They are all...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from TheBigCatSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at The Big Cat Sanctuary Overnight Big Cat ExperienceResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent Overnight Big Cat Safari at The Big Cat Sanctuary. We are very happy that you so enjoyed celebrating your wedding anniversary with us at The Big Cat Sanctuary and that you found it such a unique and unforgettable experience....More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Had a fantastic day here - The animals are well cared for .. they do amazing work .. would return in a flash . Think the cabins and the overnight experience is overpriced .. could have a week holiday abroad for 1 night here .More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jackie123274
Response from TheBigCatSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at The Big Cat Sanctuary Overnight Big Cat ExperienceResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your visit to The Big Cat Sanctuary. It is very much appreciated. The quality and uniqueness of the experiences we offer our guests, together with providing the best possible lives for our big cats...More

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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 More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Formerly known as
Overnight Lodge Experience at Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Location
United Kingdom > England > Kent > Smarden
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Formerly known as
Overnight Lodge Experience at Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Location
United Kingdom > England > Kent > Smarden
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3 August 2018|
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Response from JandLtravels2903 | Reviewed this property |
You need to arrive at the allotted time as the experience starts with a meet and greet and afternoon tea. Unless there was an emergency, why would you need to leave the site overnight as everything is provided for you... More
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19 July 2018|
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Response from bevjon2018 | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky enough to book through Secret Escapes at considerable discount, worth looking out for, but can also book direct through them, they do have different experiences on their site.
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10 May 2018|
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Response from JandLtravels2903 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember from the welcome visit when we arrived there are two areas where you can smoke. There is an area just by the entrance gate and I think someone was smoking just inside the entrance to the area where... More
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"All lodges are amazing"
kell2203
20 Oct. 2018
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"These lodges are not actually part of an hotel. They are either one or two bedrooms."
401cindya
19 Oct. 2018
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"Lodges are all good"
MrsElsea
23 Jul. 2018
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"We stayed in Cheetah lodge but they are all beautiful"
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4 Jul. 2018
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