We stayed here for 3 nights on a long weekend break. The tent was really comfortable and had everything you needed including shower gel, tea bags, coffee, milk pots and loo roll. A small fridge to keep milk and lunch bits inside. The shower was better than mine at home and all very clean. Our lodge overlooked the vast expanse of park and it even felt like a real safari with the feint roaring of a lion. The food was brilliant with a take away onsite and a restaurant which we found really reasonably priced. It included a continental breakfast but we could upgrade to a full English for less than £5 each. We took the free safari which was great as it ran once the park had closed & we paid for an extra trip to feed the Tigers, it was only £5 each and lasted nearly 2 hours, everyone got the chance to hand feed the Tiger and then Rich the very informative, friendly and enthusiastic head keeper took us to see the baby cheetahs which we would never have seen otherwise. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. The park is fantastic what they do and how the animals are treated, Brilliant weekend and definitely worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bear Lodge is a luxury 'glamping' experience in spacious tented accommodation, with stunning views over our brand new bear enclosure, out to the Romney Marsh and English Channel. Formerly known as Elephant Lodge, family and friends can stay for 1, 3, 4 or 7 nights on our secure gated site, with parking. 19 luxury tents with en suite facilities, each comfortably sleeping six people, surround our central Bear Lodge Clubhouse and children's play area. Inside the tents, there's a spacious living area, including the 'bear necessities' such as cutlery, crockery, a small fridge and sink, plus, separate sleeping areas with real beds and comfy mattresses. The on-site clubhouse restaurant has a brand new menu for 2016, including traditional South American dishes, to compliment the arrival of our bear pair. We've also fully refurbished our bar area and alongside our new cocktail menu, guests can sample our exclusive 'spectacled beer'. A stay at Bear Lodge, includes entry to Port Lympne Reserve and sister park Howletts, near Canterbury and additional experiences are available to book including private Ranger guided safaris, animal experiences, archery, fishing, cycling and zorbing, so every day can be filled with wild adventures! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bear Lodge Lympne, Kent