Backdrop to the BBC documentary, Animal Park, Longleat Safari Park won our hearts with its diverse array of wonderful wildlife and beautiful parkland. If you fancy following in the footsteps of Fogle and taking a trip to Longleat yourself, book a Longleat Safari Park break with Sykes Cottages. We've got lots of holiday rentals within a cat's whisker of Longleat, so you can pay a visit to the grasslands of Africa and the jungles of Asia much easier than you might think.
The animals and attractions of Longleat
Did you know, Longleat was the first ever safari park outside of Africa? Well, it was, and it's this heritage which makes it one of the UK's best loved animal parks. Rent a cottage near Longleat Safari Park, and you can expect to see all manner of exotic creatures throughout the park's 9,000 acre site, including elephants, cheetahs, giraffe and more.
By far the best way to take in Longleat's array of cuddly critters is on a self-drive, safari style tour. Heed the 'remain in your vehicle' signs as you trundle through wolf wood. Brace for impact as white rhino pass within inches of your bonnet. Stock up on windscreen wipers before visiting Longleat's monkeys, and hide the ham sandwiches prior to passing the lions- they've got a wicked sense of smell!
Longleat Safari Park Opening Times
Longleat Safari Park is open daily from 10am-5pm, giving you plenty of opportunity to explore every inch of this award-winning attraction. Due to the popularity of the safari park, it's advisable to take a tour around this part of the park in the afternoon to avoid the long queues. So don't wait around, book self-catering accommodation near Longleat Safari Park today!