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Port Lympne Reserve

#1 of 2 things to do in Lympne Features Animals
Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4LR, England
+44 1303 264647
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Breathtaking African Experience

We visited as an adult family group and stayed in the Livingstone lodges. It was a very special... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Numbersindad
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Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Great day out

The cost is £25 per adult ( the free return option is no longer running when I visited on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
balmoraljames
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Port Lympne 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 Reserve offers a treat for everyone.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“safari truck” (125 reviews)
“the reserve” (96 reviews)
“base camp” (78 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4LR, England
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+44 1303 264647
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited as an adult family group and stayed in the Livingstone lodges. It was a very special birthday present and the whole experience matched and exceeded my expectations. Most especially the views over the waterhole of the rhino at dusk and in the morning...More

Thank Numbersindad
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cost is £25 per adult ( the free return option is no longer running when I visited on 19/08/17) Children under 2 are free. I visited with my wife and 1 year old daughter. So word to the wise the park is very large...More

Thank balmoraljames
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here with my family read the reviews before we went so was worried about our visit... BUT what a fantastic day we had we saw so many animals.the children loved it as did us adults. Truck ride is so good yes you have to...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our visit to Port Lympne! The safari ride around the reserve was a bonus we didn't actually expect - it's included in the admission price. We got close enough to the giraffes and rhino to actually smell them - they do smell! We...More

Thank Summerlok
Reviewed 4 days ago

Port Lympne Safari has had massive modernisation and upgrade on facilities. I read some mixed reviews but after seeing a billboard on the London underground we decided to book a night at their Pinewood glamping pods. Seemed expensive 199 per night but what amazing value....More

Thank swhitely
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For a cheap day visit the Gibbons outside the entrance, then get back in your car. As per other reviews, £65 to see a few monkeys and gorillas wasn’t worth the money. I appreciate all what Port Lympne does for the animals, but it would...More

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HowlettsPortLympne, Communications at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We do try to make it as clear on our website as possible that first and foremost we are a conservation charity. It is disappointing to read your comments, enclosures are specifically designed to fit in...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We really looked forward to our visit here after viewing all the pictures on line but I have to say that it is certainly not as we expected. We felt that we walked for miles and saw very little in the way of animals. Whilst...More

Thank CanterburyBridge
HowlettsPortLympne, Communications at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I am disappointed to hear you didn't see many animals of safari. No one safari is the same, the vehicles are often delayed by animals who are at close proximity. However they also have the freedom...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cost over £65 for 5 of us 3 of which children. Hardly any animals apart from small monkeys Serra a giraffe and birds u go on train ride around if want but don't see much the best bit was leaving after 2 hours wastedMore

Thank caltay
HowlettsPortLympne, Communications at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking time to leave your review. It is disappointing to read your comments as our enclosures are specifically designed to fit in with the surroundings and are filled with natural foliage to offer our animals’ privacy, shelter and camouflage. We never shut...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent £50 in total for two adults and a baby and we saw hardly any animals because 50% of the zoo is on safari. You cannot take a buggy on safari unless you are prepared to leave it in the open buggy park. We...More

Thank A W
HowlettsPortLympne, Communications at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking time to leave your review. I am sorry to hear of your struggle with the little one at the park when you visited. Your comment about being notified of such things at the Gate house is duly noted. Thank you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago

I love visiting this place as they are clearly passionate about animal conservation and because I have two "adopted" male giraffes in the park and I visit regularly to see them. This visit was different as I was accompanied by my daughter and my 2...More

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HowlettsPortLympne, Communications at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your comments and understanding of our animal welfare and conservation being our absolute priority. It is great to hear that you sponsor two of our giraffe here at the reserve. It is disappointing...More

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glunn11
18 August 2017|
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Response from geoffraser | Reviewed this property |
Hi I've been to Howletts and I'm sold on the way they do things. (I really don't like zoos as they used to be). Well worth going to Howletts late morning have a good stroll round then wander off to Port Lympne book in. I... More
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Kazd85
9 August 2017|
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Response from ADK67 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was just a day visitor and as such did not have this option. I would assume use of the buggy is for the duration of your visit though customer services would be able to confirm this. Good luck
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Tina C
9 July 2017|
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Response from caz k | Reviewed this property |
I think these are only for the people who book an overnight stay at one of the lodges
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