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Port Lympne Reserve

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Open Now: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Out of Africa

As you enter this reserve, it does look a lot like Africa. Dense vegetation, the sound of birds and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Athens, Greece
Good, but...

Visited here for the first time on an overnight package to stay at Giraffe Lodge. Have had to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dan & Sarah K
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  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve offers exciting days out in Kent filled with discovery for the entire family. Set in 600 acres, and housing over 650 rare and endangered animals, Port Lympne offers a treat for everyone.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4LR, England
+44 1303 264647
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As you enter this reserve, it does look a lot like Africa. Dense vegetation, the sound of birds and the smell from the soil remind you of Africa. You take the safari tour and get close to animals like giraffes, rhinos, lions, gorillas, meerkats, lamas,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner took me here for my birthday we stayed in the tree house lodges. Every staff member that we met were so helpful and welcoming, so friendly, they were really some of the nicest people that you will meet! the food was insainely good...More

Thank meganjaneh2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked 3 front row tents/lodges. We were allocated Cheetah, Buffalo and Wild dog, all three were en suite, Cheetah had a four poster bed!! Sadly the view from the balcony of wild dog had the view obscured by other tents to the right. Erin...More

Thank micksticks
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here for the first time on an overnight package to stay at Giraffe Lodge. Have had to think long and hard about what rating to give our visit, as some things are exceptional and some are very poor. Overall the good outweighed the bad...More

Thank Dan & Sarah K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The collection of wild animals is very impressive, and trucks take you around the park for free to see more of them. Had never seen a giraffe before and this was definitely one of the highlights. Only added benefit would be if the trucks could...More

Thank stockdale83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner stayed on the 11th October in the giraffe lodge hotel, thanks to Charlotte, Andrew and Simon our stay was amazing. Charlotte the host and Simon the chef, both made all of us staying there feel welcomed. Andrew was the ranger touring...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out booked lion feeding experience for my dad which he loved. Disappointed with the safari and how much wasn’t out in the winter months - lots of maintenance work going on. Will go back to see what’s been done. Hard work up and...More

Thank LouiseW1016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing place to visit young or old but do make sure you pick the right day and time of year! I visited with friends on a chilly October day and to be honest a lot of the animals were not out and about. That...More

Thank manndjm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed for one night in one of the Tiger Lodge's (Zarka). Quite an expensive stay, but we decided we just had to do it! We were greeted at the concierge, and given our golf buggy for the duration of our stay...More

1  Thank Tosca1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked for one night in the bubble, one of the various accommodation option at the wildlife reserve. Book in is 3pm but you are allowed entry to the park from 9.30am that day. We duly arrived at about 10.30am and at the entry...More

1  Thank jonboy123
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Danielle M
5 October 2018|
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Response from kabjeffrey890 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I only go for a day trip as live locally. The Safari trip on lorry is bumpy but is still worth while going on, very enjoyable day trip especially if weather good. Hope this helps.
2 October 2018|
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Response from joannefoster12f | Reviewed this property |
You can get quite close to the enclosure and they gorillas slide down the slide and interact with people it was an amazing experience well worth it
Danielle M
30 September 2018|
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Response from Barbara H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the pods are very cosy, they also have an electric heater for the colder months.