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Port Lympne Reserve

#1 of 2 things to do in Lympne Features Animals
Port Lympne Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4PD, England
+44 844 842 4647
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A decent Zoo, but frankly a worrying message

Firstly, this place claims to be a reserve, make no mistake, it is a zoo. The animal are clearly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Is there anybody there?

We decided on family trip to Port Lympne to see the good works they undertake with rare and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
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“safari truck” (112 reviews)
“the reserve” (83 reviews)
“base camp” (72 reviews)
Port Lympne Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4PD, England
+44 844 842 4647
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Reviewed yesterday

Firstly, this place claims to be a reserve, make no mistake, it is a zoo. The animal are clearly relatively well taken care of, and most exhibits are at least functional at offering a decent level of wellbeing for the animals. That said, this facility...More

Thank johngray20
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided on family trip to Port Lympne to see the good works they undertake with rare and diminishing wild animals. Their charity status resulted in requests for gift aid on entrance and loaded prices when seeking refreshments. Sadly most of the animals must've been...More

Thank Salsri
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was given a small cat experience as a Christmas present. Becky, our guide, was very knowledgeable and it was wonderful to see the cats up close and to hear all about them. A wonderful experience.

Thank VIM48
Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked Livingstone Cottage which is situated in the middle of the safari park for my husband 60th birthday surprise in February. We met our ranger Dave and had our first private safari he was knowledgeable and great at explaining everything about the animals we...More

1  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Porte Lympne with my partner and two children on Saturday (yesterday), we have been to Howletts and to other days out here and there, however, I haven't been to Porte Lympe for maybe 14 years, not since I had children, so this...More

4  Thank lauralouiselaing
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating place to visit, where you can see a wide range of rare animals from all around the world.

1  Thank TJW0901
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day out for all ages. Safari ride was brilliant, even done it twice to get more great pictures. How often do you get to drive so close to Giraffe on a normal day. Didnt see all the animals out throughout the whole park but...More

1  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I understand that Port Lympne is not like a zoo but all day we found it really difficult to see the animals. The safari truck ride was good in theory but again dependent on spotting the animals. It was very bumpy which was to be...More

Thank Lorraine F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Port Lympne reserve with our 12 year old daughter this weekend. We found the park geared towards those wanting to take the time to view animals - with enclosures created for their wellbeing, not on demand of visitors. Some parts...More

Thank TwixUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a surprise from my daughter for my birthday. I absolutely loved every minute of the visit. It is one of the best places I have visited and stayed at, it was so peaceful and amazing scenery. Both our ranger guide David and our...More

1  Thank Lynda009
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Where are the pods situated in the park? I can see the tents on google maps but not the pods.
17 May 2017|
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Response from Stuart G | Reviewed this property |
Responses are correct that they are near the wolves and also clos to the main entrance However the response that they are two bed apartments is wrong, they are single room pods with a small decking area Toilet and shower... More
Hello I would like to know what the restaurants are like and any particular dishes that could be recommended. Thank you x
8 May 2017|
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Response from 360lorraine | Reviewed this property |
We used the cafe near the pick up point for truck that takes you round the reserve food good offered hot and cold options including children's meals
We are staying at Bear Lodge in a few weeks and our confirmation states "An evening safari from Bear Lodge", does anyone know what time these roughly are as we would like to book dinner in the restaurant but dont know what time is best. Thank you in advance.
4 May 2017|
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Response from slapcabbage2017 | Reviewed this property |
Phone to find out but when we went there were 2 safaris, one at 5 and one at 7.