Airbnb gives you chance to sleep close to 70 lions in South Africa

More and more people are looking to get away these days. City breaks are on the rise and people travelling further afield trying to find unique experiences.

By now we know the rise of Airbnb. It goes without saying that a high percentage of travellers are looking for a more relatable holiday, a more personal experience and for that Airbnb has duly delivered.

However, one conservation director in South Africa has taken it one step further opening her home on Airbnb for the ultimate experience. It is now possible to stay at this three-bed house ‘Lion House’ in South Africa on the GG Conservation and be surrounded by up to 70 lions.

“The lions are all in lion camps – enclosures – behind strong fencing which is all to South Africa Nature Conservation standards for captive predators,” conservation director Suzanne Scott told the Mail. Explaining in more detail, Scott added that the close proximity makes guests feel “part of the pride” while in conversation with Insider.

She added: “The reason guests have to be escorted in and out of the property is because we have to drive through a lion camp, with double security gates to get in and out.”

This unique three-bed experience is priced at the very modest figure of £84 a night, which, considering the views and the size of the accommodation, is very reasonable.

Close-by, guests can enjoy hiking with chances of seeing other wildlife such as zebras, ostriches, wildebeests, impalas, springbok, wildcats and more.

As an added bonus the booking fee for this house goes towards the conservation of the wildlife which is nice to know you are helping out the local area.

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