The Experience

The Experience

Elephant Lodge is the perfect experience for those looking to stay more than one night here at Port Lympne Reserve in Kent, and offers a truly unique ‘'glamping'’ holiday with on site restaurant, evening activities and access to the Reserve.

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The Accommodation

The Accommodation

Each of the luxury tented lodges sleeps up to eight people in two double bedrooms, one double sofa bed in the living area and bunk beds in the twin room. The lodges have private toilet and shower facilities and are equipped with a log burning stove.

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Family Break

Family Break

Elephant Lodge is a luxury family ‘glamping’ experience, providing tented accommodation affording views of our elephant paddocks here at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent.


Private Tents

Sleeping up to eight, Elephant Lodge is the perfect three, four or seven night getaway, with free unlimited entry to both Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Parks and regular on site evening activities.

Stunning Views

Stunning Views

Stunning views, offering the chance to spot African elephants and cheetah, provide the backdrop to your luxury tented accommodation. All tents have private bathroom and shower facilities and are equipped with a log-burning stove in the living area.

Club House

Club House

The tents surround the central Club House Restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner can all be enjoyed - with a separate seating area for those wanting to unwind after a busy day exploring the wild animal parks or the local area.

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Elephant Lodge is the perfect experience for those looking to stay more than one night at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, and offers a truly unique ‘glamping’ holiday.



Each of the luxury tented lodges sleeps up to eight people in two double bedrooms, one double sofa bed in the living area and bunk beds in the twin room.



The Elephant Lodge site is situated overlooking the elephant paddocks and offers stunning views of the cheetah enclosure and across the Romney marsh to the Kent coastline. For families with younger children you can keep an eye on the kids whilst relaxing on the verandah of your tent by the play area.



The central Club House restaurant caters for all tastes with its extensive menus.



Your three, four or seven night stay includes unlimited entry to both Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Parks for the duration of your holiday. Regular evening activities include walking tours of the park with a keeper and evening safari tours when the park is closed to the public.



The private entrance to Elephant Lodge allows you complete freedom to come and go as you please and explore the area of outstanding natural beauty that Port Lympne is located in.

Experience the wild at Port Lympne

Experience the wild at Port Lympne

In addition to your stay at Elephant Lodge, why not make your visit extra special by booking one of our private animal experiences. Call us on 01303 234 112 to upgrade your booking today.

Customer Reviews



Booked a weekend break at Elephant Lodge for our family and grandsons. From the moment we arrived to when we left we all had an amazing experience. All staff were lovely, very informative and couldn't do enough for you. The Giraffe Safari was the best ever. Our tent was lovely, especially the lovely AGA which kept us all cosey at night. We were in tent 16 and the Meerkats were just behind which was great fun. The camp site is ideal for children as is completely enclosed. The restaurant serves lovely food, you can even cook your own supper with the help of the Chef.



Spent a long weekend as a family (and friends) staying at the new Elephant Lodge Glamping Experience. The whole weekend, apart from the typically British summer weather, was fantastic.

Although there were 8 of us, all over 16, staying in one of the Elephant Lodge 'tents' this was fine for 3 nights. The evening activities were excellent and enthralled the 4 teenagers as well as the adults and the Mongolian barbecue was a great hit. During the day we had free access to the wild animal park and it's sister park near canterbury. Would certainly go again and I am already recommending it to colleagues and friends.


If you can't find the answer you are looking for, please contact us on 01303 234 112 and we'll be delighted to help!

What time do we check in?

Not before 16:00 to ensure your tent is ready

Can we cook in the tent?

No. The onsite Club House Restaurant caters for breakfast and dinner. However, tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the tents.

Are towels supplied?

Yes, bath towels, hand towels and tea towels are supplied

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Yes, alcohol may be consumed within the area of your tent, however if you wish to try something a little different eg African Brandy then there is a bar in the Club House

What food is offered in the restaurant?

Popular menu choices are served in the restaurant as well as a Mongolian BBQ and there is a children’s menu and bar snacks

What are the restaurant opening times?

The Club House Restaurant opens at 8am for breakfast until 9.30am. Kitchen closes at 9.30pm and the Club House closes at 11.30pm.

What entertainment is included?

There are set activities which are co-ordinated in conjunction with meal times these include a Safari Drive, Big Cat Feeds etc.

Are there lodges for disabled access?

One of our luxury tented lodges is adapted for disabled access. Please call 01303 234 112 to check availability of this Lodge

Are toilet rolls supplied?

A starter toilet roll is supplied, however we recommend that you bring an adequate supply for the duration of your stay. Alternatively there is a supermarket in the nearby town of Hythe.

Can we play music in our tents on a portable radio/cd player etc)

Consideration at all times to fellow campers is requested. Any excessive noise will be dealt with politely

Is there a power supply in the tent/can we bring hairdryers, hair straighteners, phone/camera chargers, laptops?

There is limited power supply in the tents so we recommend that you check with the Rangers on arrival but this is 'Camping' after all!

Is it a separate entrance to Elephant Lodge from the Park?

Yes, directions to Elephant Lodge will be provided in your booking information.

Can we bring candles?

Yes, but please only use in proper candle holders for your own safety and that of fellow campers.

Is smoking allowed on the site?

Yes but please note that smoking is not allowed in the tents, Club House Restaurant or on the decking.



2015 Price Guide

Low season
1 night stay from £300.00 (midweek only)
2 night stay from £450.00 (midweek only)
3 night stay from £600.00

Peak season
Prices from £300 per night, based on a minimum stay of 3 or more nights

Book Early for September 2015

Only £25pp*, available for stays throughout September 2015. Includes continental breakfast, entry to Port Lympne Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park for the duration of your stay and an evening safari on one night of your stay.
You could soon be spending a night under the stars, overlooking the cheetah and rhino paddocks and filling your days exploring Port Lympne Reserve and our sister park Howletts Wild Animal Park. The tents have plenty of room for 7 or 8 people – ideal for a mini break with family or friends.

*based on a 3 night stay for 8 sharing an 8 person tent.

Price Includes

  • Free Parking
  • Access to evening activities such as evening walks and evening safaris
  • Entry into Port Lympne & Howletts wild animal parks for the duration of your stay

How To Book

For more information and to book call 01303 234 112 Monday to Sunday between 9am and 5pm. Alternatively you can enquire by filling in our simple online form and one of our team will be in touch.

Is this one not for you?

Is this one not for you?

That’s ok, we have some wonderful other glamping experiences which might suit you a little better. Discover the luxe outdoors and see the wilderness from the comfort of your own luxury lodge, or let loose with some of our favourite fun-filled activities and private animal experiences. Let us transport you to the wild without leaving UK shores. Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side?

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Our Address

Port Lympne Reserve​
Nr. Ashford, Kent
CT21 4LR

Call Us

For information and to book call us on 01303234112. Our offices are open Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm

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