1. South East and London
  2. Kent
  3. Hythe

About Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

Step into your own luxury safari experience at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve. The UK’s original and authentic safari experience gives you an animal adventure, unlike any zoo. Over 900 amazing animals and 75 species, who all roam within the 600 acres of Port Lympne's wild animal park.

You’ll be taken to the plains of Africa and Asia to watch the big cats like the clouded leopards, gorillas and primates roam free and discover the land that time forgot in Dinosaur Forest!

The Safari Experience
On this exciting Safari experience, you'll see hundreds of animals that will take your breath away. Journey to South America on safari trucks to see all sorts of wonderful animals. Like the Brazillian tapirs, capybara and vicugna are among the stunning views of the grassland. Then you'll travel through the African Experience to explore Africa's most iconic wildlife and endangered animals.

See water buffalo wallow in water and deer free roam on the plains in the Asian Experience, before heading to the Carnivore Territory. Here you'll come face to face with fierce majestic big cats like barbary lions, stunning tigers, and curious small cats like the margay. As well as painted dogs, binturong and Pallas cat! Not forgetting the incredible animals on the Primate Trail. Here you'll discover many species of endangered primates, like western lowland gorillas and many more! 

Animal Experiences
Want to get closer than ever to endangered species of animals? With animal experiences, you can go behind the scenes with a range of animals on a keeper experience day! From giraffes, and primates to big cats. But wait, you can also have a Safari experience too! Get up close and personal with zebra, wildebeest, ostriches and more free-roaming animals at this wildlife park!

You can also attend animal talks to learn all about these incredible animals. Like Asian animals, the gorilla rescue and more - from experienced keepers!

Dinosaur Forest
Step back in time to Jurassic world, where you'll walk amongst the giants. You'll need nerves of steel as you face the gigantic T Rex, Stegosaurus, face off with the Pterodactyl and crane your heads to gaze at the Diplodocus. Did you know Port Lympne's Dinosaur Forest is the UK's largest dinosaur forest?! 

Walk through acres of beautiful natural woodland as you learn interesting facts about the beasts that are long gone. Become Paleontologists as you dig for fossils, as you walk into a natural habitat of anatomically correct dinosaurs!

Short Break Stays
Fancy staying in an award-winning luxury 4* star hotel? You can relax under the stars in a panoramic bubble pod! 
But for an even more special treat, you can choose to stay in various lodges. From the Bear Lodge, Leopard Creek, Lion Lodge, Tiger Lodge, Giraffe Lodge and more! In each of these lodges, you'll be able to have a closer look at these amazing animals in enclosures from the comfort of your own place! You'll be able to get around your luxury resort on a golf cart too (available to select accommodation)! A fabulous way to end your family adventure. 

Food & Drink
The luxury doesn’t end when you step out of the safari, the African-themed restaurant features a log-burning stove and will cook up your delicious four-course meal on an open fire pit.

Whether you grab some pizza at Baby Dolls pizza, for some Mediterranean flavours and authentic Italian cooking. The Garden Room Restaurant is perfect for celebrating special occasions or having a romantic evening. Or Basecamp Cafe for delicious sandwiches, light snacks and a quick coffee. 

The adults can unwind in the Mansion Bar & Terrace as they sip on a couple of drinks. With a charming atmosphere and beautiful decor, it's truly luxurious.  Or maybe, you fancy a delicate afternoon tea? Right at the historic Port Lympne Hotel or at the heart of Port Lympne Reserve, right here in Kent! 

Did you spot your favourite animal? Have a roaring good time on this awesome family safari!
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Opening Times

25th March - 24th October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 18:30

25th October - 28th March
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Christmas Eve 09:30 - 14:30

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
Adults (16+): £29.00
Kids (3-15): £26.00
Adult Concession: £27.00
Child Concession: £24.00
Under 3s: Free
Price includes a Truck Safari experience and a 10% donation to The Aspinall Foundation.

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Contact Details

Aldington Road, Lympne
CT21 4PD

Tel: 01303 264647

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