Camping in London Zoo?
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Ever wanted to camp in the Serengeti but don’t fancy forking out for flights to Kenya?

The solution to luxury tents surrounded by wild beasts could be closer than you think.

For five days in May 2012 London Zoo will be pitching eight safari-style tents in the middle of their compound.

And these aren’t the rusty, impossible-to-set-up tents that you’ll find strewn across campsites the country over, these are luxury tents with proper beds linen, bedside lights and the price to match (£225 per person; call 0207 449 6269 to book).

Following a three-course dinner, you’ll be taken on a torch-lit guided tour of the zoo, getting a behind-the-scenes perspective that few experience, before being lulled to sleep by the roar of lions and the call of the jungle.

In the morning breakfast is accompanied by another exclusive tour of the zoo before they open the doors to the public.

The zoo already runs hugely popular sleepovers for children - it’s already sold out this year -where kids bed down on the floor of its bug house.

This new more sophisticated version at the world’s oldest scientific zoo could become just as well-loved by adults.

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