SAJID Javid had been forced to cut short his holiday in an £840-a-night luxury safari hideaway to help tackle the Channel migrant crisis.
The Home Secretary had reportedly taken his wife and children for a two-week Christmas break at Dulini Lodge in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
The exclusive set of six suites for guests are priced at around £840 per person for a night with private plunge pools, candlelit dinners in the bush and massages for guests.
Visitors are also treated to safari driving tours spotting leopards, lions and elephants.
The luxury spot – which caters for just 12 guests – also offers an extensive library, gym and wine cellar.
The six thatched suites sit around the main lodge with private views of a river running alongside.
On its website Dulini is described as a “tranquil haven” which sits on the banks of the Mabrak River on a reserve boasting 300 species of birds and the “big five” animals.
They include lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants and buffaloes with the lodge claiming some wildlife can also be spotted from vantage points within the camp.
It also adds: “There is a restorative quality to the peaceful atmosphere of the camp on the banks of the Mabrak River.
“The symphony of bird song and the passage of wildlife add to the allure of Dulini.”
The Sun Says
WE must stem the tide of migrant boats crossing the Channel.
If these desperate attempts continue somebody WILL die.
Britain will not turn its back on tragedy off its shores. But neither can we allow vicious gangsters to exploit those willing to make the treacherous journey, profiting from their misery.
Now that Sajid Javid is back from another ill-timed holiday, he must get to work as the current package looks woefully insufficient. Ensuring the French are playing their part is the first step.
It is an outrage that we still, amidst this crisis, see long periods in which the coast is protected by not one single specialist vessel.
Is it time to send the Navy in? Should we pursue a more aggressive policy of towing boats back?
Harsh as it sounds, there can be no chance whatsoever of somebody jumping the asylum queue by coming here on these boats. That hope encourages these poor people to risk their lives. The Home Office has serious questions to answer, but for now they can wait.
Averting a catastrophe must be our Government’s top priority.
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