Safari Lodge ALYA
- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Private Bathroom
- Bed Linen Not Included
Super-comfortable glamping surrounded by nature is offered at this safari tent in the trees above the Ardeche River Gorge.
- A spacious safari tent on a raised deck with three separate bedrooms
- Self-contained glamping safari tent with shower-room, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area on a shaded terrace
- Direct access down a cliff path to the river for swimming and sunbathing
The Owner Says
These Safari Lodges are a great way to experience the wonder of going back to nature without losing out on your everyday luxuries. From your wooden decking outdoor area, sit and admire the trees and enjoy the cooling shade of the trees as the sun shines through the leaves.
The Safari Tent has two double bedrooms (one elevated) and one twin room , so perfect for families. Blankets and pillows are provided but bed linen is not provided, you can hire or bring your own bed linen. The shower room with toilet and hot and cold water provides home comfort, whilst the kitchen area opens out onto the decking area ensuring you make the most of being outdoors in this beautiful setting. All you need to do now is decide if you'll test out the hammock or the inviting deck chairs first....and drift off to the land of nod whilst being warmed by the sun, with the sounds of nature lulling you off to a blissful snooze...
Features & FacilitiesA giant communal yurt in the middle of the woods is available for group hire or for general use (yoga routines, story-telling, hide-and-seek). Tent pitches in the woods and in a field with water points, a few electric hook-ups, picnic tables, and hammocks. The self-catering yurts comfortably fit a family of 4. The safari lodges sleep 7 with ample space and have fully equipped kitchens an en suite bathroom facilities. 2 shower blocks, one by the yurts with 6 family bathrooms (sink, shower) and a block with 4 shower cubicles and 5 loos, plus laundry. Bath towel hire €4 each. There's a small grocery shop and a library. The bar, pizzeria and pancake house (see food & drink) opens mornings and evenings selling local wines, beers, fresh juices, water, ice creams, pizzas and Ardéchoises specialities. There's a playground and you can rent mountain-bikes by the day, half-day or for several days.
ActivitiesCanoe on the Ardèche or Cèze. Hire boats and instructors from canoyak.fr to take a 2-hour or 2-day excursion. Park at Sauze and a shuttle bus runs to Vallon Pont d’Arc, so you can pick up your vehicle at the end of the day. Join the throngs at the iconic sandy beach of Vallon Pont d’Arc, or view it from the road above. This stone ‘bridge’ is one of France’s best-known landmarks and epitimises all that is great about the country (throwing off your clothes for a swim in a river sounds appealing to us). Barjac is a short drive away – worth a visit on Friday mornings for market day.
Food & DrinkA recent addition to the campsite is an excellent little restaurant with reasonable prices and hefty portions food. There is a varied menu (including local specialities) and the mussels (with fries) are a particular highlight. There is a small farm shop near the campsite; ask for directions.
From Nîmes airport follow A54 to Nîmes, turning on to A9 to Avignon/Lyon. Follow signs for Bollène/Montélimar, take exit 19 at Bollène and follow D994, D6086, and D901. Then turn right on D979 into Barjac. Follow signs to Labastide, look for a sign on the left to Les Crottes, then Mille Étoiles signs direct you in. Avignon or Montélimar are the nearest TGV stations, from where buses run to either Barjac or Vallon Pont d’Arc, then take a taxi. Nîmes, Avignon, and Lyon are the nearest airports, 90 minutes away.