The natives are friendly!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Imagine a luxury safari in the heart of the Ozarks!

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, the nation's premiere big cat refuge located on Hwy. 23 S, opened it's new Zulu Safari Guest Lodge in July, featuring three unique lodging experiences. Overlooking sprawling Ozark Mountains vista, with beautiful sunrises and magnificent sunsets and the caroling of the Big Cats, the first three cabins are ready for occupancy. Each room has an exceptional personality, along with snuggly spa robes, luxurious bedding and linens, coffees and coffee pots, continental breakfast, color TV/DVD player, refrigerators, microwaves, and clock radios.Cast iron fireplaces and air conditioning keeps you comfortable during the changing seasons, too. Each room is also furnished with African Drums for those who care to start a drumming! Along with the spacious hot tub, the units share a 40' Octagonal Deck, complete with a charming covered Gazebo and Fire Pit. Tables and chairs surround the area for comfortable relaxing or light dining. (Must be age 18 and up to stay in the Zulu Safari Guest Lodge.)


KALAHARI, is a cozy escape with an exotic theme of bamboo and jewel tones throughout the cabin. The artistic bamboo headboard above the queen-sized bed is complimented by original abstract art from Lisa Wilson and D. Arthur Wilson's Wild Expressionism limited editions compliment the walls at every turn. Scott Smith's up close and personal experiences are captured perfectly in his photographs of several animals as well. Relaxing on either of the two decks, the gently caroling of the big cats is music to your ears!


KILIMANJARO, is a luscious, exotic palate of color throughout the unit, boasting a queen-sized bed Delicately carved African masks adorn the cabin throughout, as well as the art of Lisa and D. Arthur Wilson. The corner fireplace will keep you cozy on chilly days and the large rustic entertainment unit is home to familiar games and books as well as Scott Smith's charming photos of some of the residents at the refuge!


CONGO, is a playful burst of color of the tropical region of Africa. With playful eyes, D. Arthur Wilson's jaguar pair over look the queen-sized bed, while an amazing black leopard stands watches over the fireplace. Either deck is charming, but the back deck of this cabin boasts the view of either the tigers or the sprawling valley, complete with bald eagles flying overhead, at least some of the time!

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