The Safari Hotel at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Chessington Safari Hotel

Our Safari Hotel is the perfect Base Camp for an adventure into the themed lands of Chessington World of Adventures. Every guest at the Hotel can enjoy:

  • Themed rooms with Satellite TV
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Zafari Bar & Grill

We also offer great bed and breakfast rates via our dedicated call centre, perfect for corporate guests, travellers and Annual Passholders. Please call 0871 221 3970.

Inside the Hotel

Inside the Hotel

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Short Break Offers


Standard Rooms

Our 64 standard rooms are furnished to a high standard of comfort with a range of facilities and amenities. All rooms benefit from:

  • Satellite TV, in-house movies and AM/FM radio
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hot drink making facilities
  • Air–conditioning
  • En-suite bathrooms with bath and/or power shower

Standard Room at Chessington Safari Hotel

Family Rooms

Our family rooms are spacious, and many have their own separate sleeping area (and TV) for children! Others have Jungle bunk beds, or sofa beds... so book early as it's first come first served!

  • Satellite TV, in-house movies and AM/FM radio
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hot drink making facilities
  • Air–conditioning
  • En-suite bathrooms with bath and/or power shower

Family Room at Chessington Safari Hotel

Executive Rooms

Our Executive Rooms offer all our standard facilities, plus:

  • American king-sized bed
  • Luxury bathroom with upgraded toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Laptop safe
  • 32" plasma screen TV
  • Dedicated seating & workspace
  • Complimentary WiFi

Executive Room at Chessington Safari Hotel

Themed Rooms

An African Adventure family bedroom is the perfect way to treat your family to an unforgettable getaway. As well as all our standard features it includes:

  • Animal prints & ethnic decoration
  • Tented sleeping area for the kids
  • Four-poster canopy double bed for the grown-up
  • Complimentary WiFi

Please note: African Adventure Themed rooms do not overlook the Wanyama Reserve.

Themed Rooms at Chessington Safari Hotel

Accessible Rooms

We have incorporated a number of additional features in our seven accessible rooms including:

  • Level access showers, fitted with grab rails and shower seat
  • Emergency call point in en-suite and adjacent to bed
  • 150cm turning circle in the bedroom and en-suite
  • Lowered light switches and spy hole
  • Flashing light and vibrating pillows in the event of a fire alarm
  • Complimentary WiFi

A number of guest rooms feature views over our Wanyama Village & Reserve. So if you're looking for something really wild, choose a room with a view, and you can wake up to zebras, ostrich and the very rare Scimitar Horned Oryx roaming below.


Chessington Safari Hotel guests enjoy free access to the superb facilities with friendly staff on hand to assist you. Take a look around:

Zafari Bar & Grill

Our exciting menu gives you the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of dishes including vibrant salads and grilled meats.

Children will love spotting the cheeky monkeys and other animals adorning the walls. From your table, take in the views across the Wanyama Reserve where giraffe, zebra, antelope and other African species roam freely.

Zafari Bar & Grill opens for lunch everyday 12.30-2.45pm and opens for dinner 6.30pm-9.45pm.

Download the Zafari Bar & Grill menu in PDF format.

For tables of 9 or more, or to request a wanyama view from your table please call the Restaurant direct on 01372 734 670.

Zafari restaurant opening times are subject to change.

Exclusive evening access to Wanyama Village & Reserve

Take an early evening stroll around a little piece of Africa, where zebra, giraffe and antelope roam freely on the Reserve, you’ll also be able to see our meerkats, lemurs and a whole host of other African species before they go to bed.

Wanyama Village & Reserve at the Chessington Resort

Swimming pool and gym

Our 15 metre swimming pool is the ideal place to relax after a hard work out or to come and have fun with the family. The fully air conditioned gym has a good selection of Techogym equipment.

The Gym is just for use by persons aged 16 and over. Please wear appropriate gym attire and footwear and leave a few minutes extra to fill out a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire form.

The Pool at Chessingtion Safari Hotel

Temple Restaurant & Bar

A unique and interactive dining experience set in the heart of a mystical ancient temple, where a fountain that was once the life force of the jungle is protected by the wildlife that call it home.

With the underground carefully looked after by leaf cutter ants, exotic trees guarded by monkeys, the skies protected by an array of birds and the rivers guarded by piranhas, this is a wild and magical setting like no other.

Savanah Splash

Discover an oasis in the middle of an African Savannah, and go wild in an immersive water splash play area perfect for families.

Savannah Splash at the Chessington Resort

Exclusive evening access to AMAZU

Climb and play amongst the animals, high on a treetop walkway and through the home of our monkeys! Young adventurers embark on a quest to discover the mythical Temple of AMAZU, completing physical challenges and activities, that brings them even closer to the monkeys.

Amazu at the Chessington Resort


First come, first served

Exclusive benefits of staying at one of our Hotels:

  • Character Breakfasts*
    Rise and dine with one of our famous friends from Madagascar!
  • Animal Meet & Greets*
    Get "up close and personal" with some of our amazing animals. From the exotic and endangered, to the cute and cuddly!
  • The Rangers Club*
    Kids evening entertainment including interactive mini shows with song and dance and family party games.
  • Early Rider*
    Priority access to selected rides before we officially open at 10am.
  • Evening access to Wanyama Village & Reserve*
    Say goodnight to some of the animals with an evening walk round Wanyama.
  • Evening access to AMAZU*
    Go wild with the monkeys on our brand new treetop walkway.
  • Giraffe feeding - £10 per person**
    For a truly wild and unique experience start your day by feeding our majestic giraffe from the Wanyama lookout – BOOK NOW

*Activities listed are subject to change and availability. Character Breakfasts are available every Saturday, Sunday and throughout school holidays .Animal Meet & Greets and Rangers Club are available every Friday, Saturday and throughout school holidays. Please note Early Rider is only available on Saturdays, Sundays and throughout school holidays during the theme park season, therefore will not be available November – March 2015. Please see small print below for dates of school holidays. Evening access to Wanyama Village & Reserve will be available April – mid-September 2014 and AMAZU will be available mid-August – mid-September 2014, both are subject to good weather and ground conditions.

**Booking is highly recommended as spaces are limited to a maximum of 15 people. Each feed starts at 8am and lasts approx 30 mins. Minimum age of 5 years old and the cost does not include entry to the theme park or Zoo.

Small Print

School holidays:

  • 5th April – 21st April
  • 24th May – 1st June
  • 23rd July – 2nd September
  • 25th October – 2nd November
  • 20th December – 4th January 2015

Giraffe Feeding at the Chessington Resort

Short Breaks

Short Breaks at Chessington Resort

With too much to explore in one day, many of our guests choose to stay a night at the Safari Hotel and get an extra day in the Theme Park for FREE. But that's not all. Depending on when you stay at our on-site Hotel, other benefits can include:

  • Early Ride Time
  • Character Breakfasts
  • Animal Meet & Greets for Hotel guests
  • Access to Wanyama Village and Reserve
  • The Rangers Club - Children's activity programme
  • Movie Time!

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Animal Meet and Greet at Chessington


Where next?

Call the friendly Chessington Holidays team on 0871 360 2639 or check out our offers.