Frequently Asked Questions
What is provided?
For a full list of everything that you'll find in your Safari Tent please see here
Minimum stay and check in days
All reservations begin on a Friday or Monday, this ensures that everybody has an uninterrupted stay and allows us to focus on providing a great guest experience during your stay, rather than cleaning and arrivals.
Your glamping stay funds the care of our rescue animals, with all of their care costs, feed, vets costs and housing costs being covered by the income from the glamping site. We also donate prizes to other sanctuaries to enable them to raise much needed funds for their work as well as making direct cash donations to other sanctuaries in the Uk to enable them to take in residents that we do not have room for.
We can only do this thanks to you booking your stay.
We prioritise bookings of 3 nights or more in order to ensure the financial viability of the Uk's first fully vegan glamping site. If we have periods that have last minute availability we may release 2 night stays, but this limits the funds we can raise for the animals in ours and others care, so please do consider booking a 3 night stay whenever possible.
BUT WHAT ABOUT...
SINGLE NIGHT STAYS - We do not accept one night stay bookings at all.
SOLO TRAVELERS OR COUPLES - Although the Safari Tents sleep up to 6 people, we actually only charge a base rate for the use of the living areas, bathroom and hot tub. You can then either select to provide your own bedding and towels, or you can choose to pay for us to provide them. This means you are only ever paying for what you use, you are not paying for six person accommodation. We have found this way of charging to be fair for everyone, whether you are travelling solo, or coming with family and friends!
DIY CAMPING AND MOTOR HOMES - We do not have spaces for camper vans or DIY camping.
Check in is 4pm - 8pm (Monday or Friday) and check out is 10.30am
What extras do you offer?
Our on site double decker bus has been converted into a vegan pub and the upper deck features seating where you can enjoy the wide open views and watch the sun set.
The pub stocks vegan soft drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, wines, ciders, spirits and Ice Cream. If demand is there, we are happy to open the pub for you any night of your stay, or we can arrange for take outs for you to enjoy whilst playing pool or enjoying your hot tub back at your tent.
We hope to also stock vegan BBQ essentials and vegan treats and snacks from the shop section of the bus in 2024.
We can also provide;
Spa package hire: Bathrobe and extra towel - £20 per adult
Towel bundle (bath towel and hand towel hire) - £6 each
You can also order freshly baked vegan pastry to be delivered in the morning - You just text us your order before 8am and we'll deliver them to your safari tent at 9.30am ish! A full menu is available in your Safari tent for you to choose from
Extra fire wood can be purchased during your stay, so please do not bring any with you. We provide an initial 90L bin load for your use and the hot tub is pre-heated for your arrival, so you should be fine for at least a day or two, but you may require extra if you keep the firepit burning into the evening.
Celebrating a special occasion? Let us know if there is some way we can help make it magical.
Where can we buy groceries?
In the village of Willingham there is a Co-op, a One Stop shop, a Bakery and a Farm Shop which is great for fresh fruit and vegetables.
In the village of Bar Hill (at the A14 exit to Willingham) there is a Tesco Extra which has a lot of vegan options.
You also have the option of ordering your groceries to be delivered to the site between 12pm - 4pm on arrival day and we will pop them away for you. The post code is CB24 5JL.
Can we order takeaways?
Absolutely. The Royal Bengal in Willingham and The Porterhouse pub both offer vegan dishes on their takeaway menu's on their website. There is also a Thai takeaway in the village that has a great vegan menu, and delivers!
What about cafes and Pubs?
Willingham has a great cafe at Willingham Auction House, they also have a bar called Lot 25 for evening drinks undercover but outside.
The Looking Glass Cafe is in a quirky industrial estate housing the village pet shop and several other local businesses, gyms and hairdressers. The cafe serves lovely vegan cakes and snacks.
The Porterhouse is a great village pub with a Tipi in the garden for undercover outdoor dining too.
The Bank Micropub is what it says on the tin! A tiny pub in an old bank. It serves great ales and ciders from local producers.
Things to do
Hempsall Farm Luxury Vegan Glamping is a short walk from the River Ouse, enjoy a walk along dedicated off-road paths to the river or take a stroll around a nearby woodland walk.
Meet our animals; during your stay we will arrange a time to take you in to meet the sanctuary residents.
Spend time in your very own wood-fired hot tub with a stunning view over the Cambridgeshire Fenlands.
Enjoy star gazing from your veranda. As we are 2 miles from the nearest village, light pollution is minimal and the sky is stunning at night.
Cook delicious vegan meals over an open fire, possibly with ingredients from our very own veg patch.
Fancy a day out? The historical city of Cambridge is just 30 minutes away by car, or the local Guided Busway. Enjoy a punt along the river; the best way to see Cambridge's stunning architecture. Ely is also 30 minutes away with it's stunning Cathedral and quaint shops.
Everyone will enjoy the double decker bus, enjoy a cold drink or an ice lolly, have a go at sitting in the drivers seat or relax on the top deck and watch the sun set. For the younger ones there is a play tower with slide and swings.