Durrell Wildlife Camp is delighted to be the winner of the inaugural AA Glamping
Site of the Year award.
Introduced by the AA for the first time this year, the award celebrates the ever
increasing popularity of glamping in the UK. The AA remarked that “Durrell
Wildlife Camp offers quality accommodation, excellent customer service and a
unique holiday experience and is a worthy winner of the AA’s first Glamping
Ashley Mullins, Accommodation Manager at Durrell commented:
“It’s a huge honour to have been chosen for this award, especially with so many
luxury glamping experiences on offer in the UK. Durrell really does offer
something unique. We pride ourselves on our customer service and this
combined with our safari style setting within the zoo and our extremely
comfortable and exclusively designed ‘pods’ makes a stay at the Durrell Wildlife
Camp an unforgettable experience”



Durrell’s Chief Executive Officer,  Dr  Lesley  Dickie spoke about what the award
meant to Durrell:
“It’s a tremendous achievement for Durrell to have been awarded this accolade
and I am so proud of the team for all their hard work over the past four years. Our
commercial offering at the zoo is hugely important; every pound spent at Durrell
goes directly to supporting our mission of saving species from extinction. Our
guests at the Wildlife Camp play a vital part by enabling us to work with some of
the world’s most vulnerable species and most threatened habitats.”

The Wildlife Camp opened in 2012 and is situated in landscaped grasslands
overlooking Lemur Lake, with 12 spacious pods available, each named after a
species of lemur. Each pod or geodesic dome is positioned with views into the
Wildlife Park.

Pods accommodate up to two adults and two children, with the option for children
to stay in separate “tepees” to have their own adventure. Two of the pods are
fully accessible for disabled guests.

Equipped with all the necessary creature comforts, the Pod’s features include a
luxury double bed, cosy wood burning stove, personal open sun deck, private
toilet and shower facilities, kitchen and, perhaps most importantly, the unique
charm that comes from the beautiful surroundings and sounds of the Wildlife
In addition, “Lemur Lodge”, within the camp, provides an area for socializing and
a communal barbeque or guests can also take a short walk to one of the two on-
site restaurants.



The  camp package includes free Wi-Fi and unlimited free entry into the Wildlife
Park itself. Additional experiences available include dusk tours, hosted by
Durrell’s conservation experts and unique “behind the scenes” animal
The pods can also be hired for group bookings, such as weddings, birthday
parties or corporate events.