Awake to the sounds of the African Savannah at the luxurious Zoofari Lodge.
Have you ever woken up in a luxurious safari tent to the sight of giraffes roaming peacefully across the savannah? The great news is that you don’t have to travel all the way to Africa, you can have this unique experience right here in Dubbo.
No trip to Dubbo is complete without visiting the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, but for the ultimate zoo experience, the Zoofari Lodge is the only way.
You’ll sleep in a beautiful, glamping-style permanent tent tastefully decorated to an African theme. Sleeping 4 or 6 respectively, these raised tents are fully secure and have all the comforts of a modern, luxury hotel including a king-sized bed, an enormous double bath tub where you can soak in piping hot water with a glass of local wine from the minibar, plus a sundeck overlooking the open Savannah exhibit where giraffe and zebra roam. You’ll fall asleep to the sound of the lions roaring and awake to grazing African animals in your ‘front yard’. Now that’s truly unique accommodation.
But an overnight visit to the Zoofari Lodge does not merely provide you a place to sleep. It’s a complete zoo experience that includes not only two days admission to the zoo, but also evening and morning safari-style behind the scenes tours.
The safari bus will cruise across the Savannah to watch the giraffes feeding (and will also take you to their enclosure where you can hand feed them), you may visit a rhino by torchlight, watch an elephant take its morning shower before being released into its exhibit for the day, feed a carrot to an endangered bongo, and more. As a guest of the Zoofari Lodge, you are given the VIP behind the scenes treatment, accessing parts of the zoo well and truly off limits to day visitors.
And what safari experience would be complete without a banquet of African food? Well, make that two banquets: both dinner and breakfast are put on for Zoofari Lodge guests in the communal dining room. A delicious combination of African and more familiar foods are available to keep everyone happy, and you may just make some new friends at the social communal banquet tables.
There’s a fully equipped bar serving up local wine and a range of beer, spirits, juices and soft drink, plus an indoor fire place for cosy winter afternoons and an outdoor fire pit if marshmallows and tall tales are more your caper.
More than a motel, the Zoofari Lodge is a truly unique accommodation experience ideal for couples and families, and one you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
The Zoofari Lodge is located in the Taronga Western Plains Zoo on Obley Rd, Dubbo, NSW. Book now to stay at Zoofari Lodge.