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Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve

Set over 600 acres, Port Lympne is home to the UK’s most authentic safari experience, The African Experience – 100 acres alive with African animals. Join our safari vehicles to see animals including zebras and giraffes wandering freely then head off on foot around the rest of the park to see the big cats and primates.

Visitors to Port Lympne throughout the year are promised a super, natural and epic day out as they explore wooded pathways to discover where the wild things are and see the UK’s largest herd of black rhino, big cats, small cats, primates, western lowland gorillas and more.

Visitors can also book additional activities for an extra special day, including bespoke safaris, guided tours, team building activities, keeper experiences and many more.  Restaurants and kiosks are located around the park providing a variety of hot and cold snacks.  

The reserve is the only visitor attraction in the UK offering a variety of short break accommodations. Including eight different types of unique and inventive accommodation varieties to meet your every need. The Bubble offers a 180-degree panoramic luxury retreat, The Tiger Lodges offer a view into the Tigers enclosure, Forest Hideaway provides exclusive dens, Wolf Lodge is up close and personal with the pack, Rhino Lodge backs onto the rhino’s world, Hog Deer Creek offers a cosy shepherds hut, Treehouse hotel with sensational views and Port Lympne Mansion with 4* breaks. Additionally, glamping is also offered at Giraffe Lodge, Bear Lodge or Pinewood.


The Dinosaur Forest

In 2016 Port Lympne opened the Dinosaur Forest giving visitors the chance to step into a jurassic world with the largest collection of life-sized dinosaurs in Europe! You can marvel at the tremendous T-rex, stare at the Stegosaurus, feel the terror of the Pterodactyl and delight at the sheer size of the Diplodocus!

Anatomically correct and totally authentic, the dinosaur experience isn’t just for scares, dinosaur rangers are on-hand to tell the story of the animal kingdom millions of years ago, share detailed stories and give exciting presentations. You can even become a paleontologist and dig for your very own fossils or create your own dinosaur to take home.

Food and Drink

Bear Lodge Restaurant

Located at Bear Lodge at Port Lympne Reserve, the Bear Lodge Restaurant is open to short break guests and the general public, and offers lots of family favourite meals.

Open Friday 5-9pm for dinner, Saturday 8-11am for breakfast and 5-9pm for dinner, and Sunday 8-11am for breakfast and 12-3pm for lunch.



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Entry Price

Adults: For pricing and membership details, please visit