“We have our
version of glamping, which is glamorous camping," Dietz says. Those are in Mongolian Yurts, which is a
fancy tent. It has hardwood floors. You get a dinner and a breakfast. And, you get your choice of either the safari
transport or the open-air safari tours included in that option. Or, you can upgrade to a wild side tour,
which brings you even closer to the animals.
You’re in a specially modified vehicle, and you go directly in the
animal pastures – right up to the animals where they are in their herds.”
The Wilds is
now operated by the Columbus Zoo, and is open daily through September, then on
weekends in October. It’s less than a
one hour drive from Marietta.