Courtesy Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
A lion plays at Turpentine Creek
five safari lodges or cabins with names like Kalahari, Okavango and
Kilimanjaro. These units are all decorated in exotic styles and colors.
Group planners should note that if they rent all five of the safari
lodges at once, one of them will be free of charge.
The other popular accommodation is the cozy Tree House, which
provides the unusual experience of "sleeping in the trees." The unit
sits on stilts 15 feet off the ground but is nestled comfortably among
the tree branches.
The refuge sees a lot of wedding groups, family reunions, girls'
weekends and so on.
"From the majority of people I have talked to, it is the most unique
place that they have ever stayed," said Hartle.
Lodging guests gets free admission to the refuge included with
the price of their room. Groups can also arrange for guided tours of
the refuge, where they will hear all about the resident animals.
"FROM THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE I
HAVE TALKED TO, IT IS THE MOST UNIQUE
PLACE THAT THEY HAVE EVER STAYED."
— L or i H a r t l e
T u r p ent i n e C r e e k Wi l d l i fe
R ef u g e S a f a r ei L o d g e s