TV Naturalist, Nick Baker, to Open African Masai Village at Porfell Wildlife Sanctuary

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Amazing New African Themed Cornish Visitor Attraction Launches With Grand Opening On July 15

An Emu in the African Plains area at the Porfell Animal Sanctuary

TV nature expert, Nick Baker, is to open an amazing new African themed attraction at Porfell Wildlife Park (, near Liskeard, featuring a unique true-to-life Masai Village, on July 15 at midday.

Nick, the presenter of Animal Planet TV’s Weird Creatures, will spend the day at the park opening the African Adventure, which features a Maasai Village including mud huts, a Kenyan Hotel, shops, a safari camp and an African Plains area featuring African animals.

All are welcome to join in the fun with barbecues, primary school demonstrations and a big party atmosphere. Also attending the Grand Opening event will be representatives from the Kenyan Embassy in London who have taken a keen interest in the development of the project.

John Palmer, who owns Porfell Wildlife Park, had the idea to create a Kenyan village after visiting Africa. ‘My wife and I fell in love with the place: the nature, the people and the countryside. We wanted to show Porfell visitors what it is like and to demonstrate the amazing coexistence of animal and human,’ he said. 'It is designed to give vistors the sensation of being on safari.'

Visitors to the African Adventure will be issued with a passport to enter the African themed area. They then will be able to explore a Kenyan hotel, commercial district, mud huts and animal area built in Maasai style. All overlooked by an expanse of plain upon which roam zebra, ostrich and eland.

‘It's a really exciting project, unique to the South West. Well worth seeing. I can't wait to see how people react to the village,’ said Nick Baker.

Entry to the park costs £8 per adult , £5 per child, 10am to 6pm until November.

For photos or interviews, contact: Simon Whittam, Onshore Media, simonwhittam(at)weareonshore(dot)com 07802 416420

Journalists Notes:

Porfell Animal Land
Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 4RE
01503 220 211

  •     Porfell takes a broad view on to wildlife conservation. And aims to:
  •     give a home for life to exotic animals from zoos, wildlife parks,
  •     private collections and those rescued by organisations.
  •     provide the best possible environments for the animals in our care.
  •     Create a relaxing, attractive and enjoyable park for our visitors.
  •     Educating visitors to encourage greater responsibility and respect for all wildlife and the environment.
  •     Develop new interesting interactive approaches to seeing animals.
  •     Show how, even with a small budget it is possible with imagination and
  •     hard work to create something different to attract more visitors.


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