Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is Kent’s largest wildlife attraction. Visit for the day or enjoy an overnight stay at the range of unique award-winning accommodation, and see more than 700 rare and endangered animals.

Conservation is at the heart of the reserve, which is home to the largest herd of black rhino in the UK and the only giraffe in Kent, as well as gorillas, tigers, lions, leopards, bears and so much more.

Visitors can journey to South America, Asia, and Africa on the authentic safari and see some incredible animals along the way. Get up-close with life-size prehistoric creatures in the popular attraction, Dinosaur Forest, and wander the leafy pathways to discover where the wild things are. Book an unforgettable animal experience, enjoy a private safari or take part in other activities including laser clay and zorbing!

Stay at the stunning Tiger Lodge where you can sleep within a whisker of the resident Amur tigers. Enjoy breath-taking coastal views from your private balcony and explore the reserve in your personal golf buggy – there’s nowhere else in the world quite like it!

Or try the recently opened historic cottage, Wolf Lodge; an unforgettable overnight experience where you can be part of the pack, as you sleep beside wolves that roam freely in their wooded garden habitat next door. 

While you’re here, pop in to the 4* Port Lympne Hotel where you can eat, drink, get married, hold your next business event and host an incredible party. Enjoy the incredible gardens, hand-painted mural rooms, stunning terraces and the newly restored Moroccan Courtyard, with its relaxed atmosphere and wonderful original features, decorated with antiques handpicked from the markets of Marrakech – it’s the ideal space to get away from it all.

Whether you visit for the day, dine at one of the restaurants, or stay in the unique accommodation, Port Lympne is a hidden gem, just waiting to be discovered in this district. What’s more, all profits from the parks and short breaks go back into the conservation work of our charity. So you can enjoy your visit, knowing that you are directly helping our conservation work.