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Discovery Centre To Open At Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

SERENGETI, Tanzania, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching June 2013, the Discovery Centre at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti will allow guests to explore Tanzania's remarkable wilderness, wildlife, people and culture.

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Part museum exhibit, part lecture theatre, the Discovery Centre will be the first lodge-based conservation research and education platform in the Serengeti.

Visitors will be guided through the Serengeti's key attributes by the Lodge's experts, drawing on a series of displays, exhibition boards and interactive presentations, complemented by periodic focus talks by guest speakers.

In addition to the Discovery Centre, the team of experts will be closely involved with a number of the Serengeti's wildlife research and conservation projects, and interested guests will be invited to participate in specialist research projects.

The research will include using the latest photographic techniques to track and identify animals, allowing guests to personally monitor the behaviour and movements of wildlife around the Lodge during their stay.

Oli Dreike, The Discovery Centre General Manager adds, "The new Discovery Centre is not only an education tool, it is an exciting opportunity to show our guests what an incredibly special and fascinating place the Serengeti is. By getting guests involved in current research projects like Snapshot Serengeti and Cheetah Watch, we hope that they will gain a deeper understanding of the park's wildlife, while also being able to carry on their safari experience once they are back at home." 

The 77-room Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti opened in December 2012 and is particularly well-suited for first-time safari travellers, extended families and groups. It includes 12 suites with plunge pools, five free-standing villas with private swimming pools, a spa with six treatment pavilions, three restaurants, a Kijana Klub for kids and teens and meeting facilities. Two active watering holes on the property allow for magnificent animal viewing at peak times of day and every room has an elevated open-air sundeck providing direct views over the Serengeti.

The Lodge is the first of three Four Seasons' projects to open in Tanzania, with the future development of a luxury tented safari camp in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and an exclusive beach resort on the island of Zanzibar to follow.

About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality.  From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalised 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best.  The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees – people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service.  Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels and residences in major city centres and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 90 properties in 35 countries, and more than 50 projects under development, Four Seasons continues to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding.  For more information on Four Seasons, visit http://press.fourseasons.com .

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