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Port Lympne Reserve

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Open Now: 09:30 - 18:30
Open today: 09:30 - 18:30
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Giraffe Safai

My husband booked the Giraffe Safari as my Christmas Present-our ranger Jack was very informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
61MichelleE
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Overnight in the shepherds hut

We just got back from a very enjoyable stay. We loved the shepherds hut and thought it was well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lucky-marshalls
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4LR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here last December and absolutely loved it. The reserve itself is quite large with various African and Asian animals. You cannot drive around it yourself so you have to take the complimentary truck tour or pay for a more personal safari. We went...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic day out, they captured the very essence of a world class safari , i went to Port Lympne on a hot summers day in August and it was an incredible experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Paid nearly £40 for me and my daughter, there was barely no animals to see and the ones we did see looked miserable and depressed! The tiger enclosure seemed far too small and the tiger was pacing up and down in the same spot, panting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband booked the Giraffe Safari as my Christmas Present-our ranger Jack was very informative, and spoke passionately about the animals, we spent a lengthy time feeding the giraffes by hand which was a magical with lots of information from Jack on each individual giraffe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 61MichelleE
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended as a family of four, for our daughters 10th birthday. The venue promises much but delivers little. Very expensive! I appreciate its for a good cause but for a family day ticket that cost us £68 (which included an online discount code) i was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joeyph
Reviewed 1 week ago

On Sunday 6th January we visited Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve, where eight of us were booked in to stay at Giraffe Cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our family stay which was in celebration of our Dad's 80th birthday. The welcome at "Guest Services" was warm...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ElaineTerry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just got back from a very enjoyable stay. We loved the shepherds hut and thought it was well equipped for it’s size. My kids both said the bunk beds (over our double bed!) were a bit hot and stuffy but comfortable apart from that....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lucky-marshalls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Port Lympne Reserve for our boys 3rd birthday. He wanted to see Dinosaurs and Tigers - he didn’t leave disappointed. I cannot believe this place has been operating for 40 years undertaking important conservation work and I was never aware of its existence....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We boarded our safari truck for a great trip around the reserve. Trevor was a great guide and we saw lots of different animals on our trip including gorillas, giraffes, stag, rhinos and cheetahs.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to leave your review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your safari which gives a wonderful opportunity to see our animals roaming free before returning to the Main Park where our Gorillas, Large Carnivores, Primates, Small Carnivores,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park uses old military trucks, they are very loud and make terrible smoke...poor animals and visitors. The safari experience is completly destroyed.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to leave your review. Port Lympne is subjected to rigorous checks on a regular basis by the local authorities and independent veterinary surgeons to meet our Zoo licence and Health and Safety requirements. This includes the safari trucks which are...More

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Kat M
17 January 2019|
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Response from gilly1000 | Reviewed this property |
There is a toilet at the beginning of the Safari next to coffee shop before truck ride and one at the bottom near the pizza restaurant and none on the Safari truck ride
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9 January 2019|
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Response from Foody1234567 | Reviewed this property |
Tapia feeding is quite cool and it’s in the evening. We took the Rhino tour where you feed the Rhino and was very good and took 2 hours seeing all the animals, giraffe tour is the same tour but feeding giraffes and not Rhino.
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