It's been a while since we had any news on the Safari Lodges, however, as reported by SouthParks News
, the Resort have now submitted revised plans for a much smaller development comprising of just 34 lodges.
The 11 premium lodges, the bar named The Watering Hole, and the dedicated reception building have all been removed from the proposals. Instead, lodge guests will check in either via an app, or at a desk within the Safari Hotel. Food and beverage facilities will be provided by the exisiting infrastructure which may worry some as, like with some of Merlin's other hotels, the restaurants are already frequently fully booked in main season.