Award winning overnight safari experience

Award winning overnight safari experience

Create memories with beautiful sunsets and crisp bright dawns at the multi award winning Livingstone Lodge overnight safari experience. Voted the UK’s Best Tourism Experience 4 times by Visit England & Tourism South East, enjoy spectacular views across the African experience & Kent coast, at a glamping retreat not to be missed. Fall in love with an African safari, followed by a fabulous five course buffet and snuggle up on your private veranda to watch the sunset as giraffe amble past.

Book now for a magical night under the stars in your luxury tented accommodation and an unforgettable 2016 break.

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Safari

Safari

As part of your experience, enjoy two ranger guided safaris across the African Experience - over 100 acres alive with African animals. Learn about our conservation work and the endangered species we help protect both in the UK & overseas.

Location

Location

Luxury tents await you, with a private balcony and far reaching views overlooking the watering hole, African Experience and beautiful Kent coastline. Soak up the wild atmosphere, see magnificent wildlife and spend the night under canvas listening to the call of the wild.

Dining

Dining

With an amazing atmosphere, the Laapa is a romantic setting for a delicious four course, African themed buffet. Choose from a variety of mouth watering dishes cooked before you by our chefs on the open fire pit.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Your authentic safari experience begins with a glass of bubbles, as you meet your fellow travellers, before embarking on your guided safari to The African Experience. Relax on your private veranda with a sun downer to watch the sunset as the giraffe amble past, as chef puts the finishing touches to your dinner on the open fire pit in the Laapa. After your night under the stars, wake up to the sounds of the Serengeti and a delicious cooked breakfast. You also have access to Port Lympne Reserve & our sister park Howletts during your stay.

  • Beautiful South Silver Award 2016
  • Green Tourism Award
  • Visit Kent Garden Of England
  • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
  • Produced In Kent
Luxury

Luxury

With ten luxury tents to choose from, you could be sleeping in a four poster or sleigh bed, with comfy mattresses and beautiful bed linens. Every tent has fluffy towels, dressing gowns, heating and lighting. You also have the option to choose en suite facilities.

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Award Winning

Award Winning

Voted the UK's Best Tourism Experience by VisitEngland and scooping multiple gold and silver accolades, Livingstone Lodge offers excellent quality and an unforgettable adventure.

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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?

Activities

Activities

Make your stay even more special by booking an activity or animal experience. Whether you prefer a relaxing safari with dining experiences, up close encounters with some of our animals or an adrenaline fuelled activity such as zorbing, there's something for everyone to enjoy. The wild just got wilder!

Zorbing

Zorbing

Strap yourselves in for a thrilling and bumpy ride! Join us in the Zorbing Zone for an experience you’ll never forget. The experience is available every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Spend an hour bouncing around with your friends, family or just by yourself.

Priced at £35.00 per adult and £25.00 per child or a family of four £100.

Archery

Archery

Add a string to your bow and join us for a thirty minute archery session. Taking place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, we cater for a range of ages and experience and you’re bound to get a thrill from aiming your arrows and hitting the target.

Priced at £35.00 per adult and £25.00 per child, sessions are available to book with your Ranger.

Cycling

Cycling

Get on your bike and explore our beautiful corner of Kent. Available all year round Monday to Sunday, bikes can be hired for a full or half day – perfect for exploring the great pubs, country roads and even getting down to the beach.

Priced from £20.00 for half day hire and £40.00 for full day hire including safety gear.

Guided Fishing

Guided Fishing

Enjoy a relaxing fishing experience on the historic Royal Military Canal, running through the nearby town of Hythe. Accompanied by your Ranger we’ll provide the rods, bait, fishing licence and your packed lunch. Available on Saturdays and Sundays this is the ideal opportunity for first timers and children.

Priced at £45.00 per adult and £35.00 per child, or £140.00 for a family of four.

Fishing

Fishing

Ideally suited for the more experienced fisherman, you can enjoy a relaxing four hours, fishing in the freshwater Royal Military Canal. Starting at 10.30am with a pick up time of 15.30pm, Monday to Friday, we’ll provide you with the equipment, bait and licence. A picnic lunch is available and can be pre ordered and paid for at the time of booking.

Priced at £35.00 per adult and £25.00 per child or £100 for a family of four, this experience is available all year round.

Seal Safari

Seal Safari

Paddle from nearby Ramsgate to Pegwell Bay in a sea kayak and explore the Stour Estuary. See the chalk cliffs, caves and abundant wildlife including a resident population of harbour seals as well as regular visitors such as oystercatchers and plovers. Packed lunch and soft drinks included - just bring your sense of adventure!

£80 per person or £72 per person for Port Lympne Passport or Gold Card holders. Minimum age 9 years. Minimum group size 6 people, maximum group size 8 people. Subject to availability and weather conditions. Please call to book.

AAA Safari

AAA Safari

This unique ‘behind the scenes’ 3 hour VIP safari will take you and your group on a number of adventures including: an up close and personal visit to one of Africa’s ‘Big 5’...the black rhino; a Land Rover safari through the African Experience, 100 acres of Kentish Savannah where animals such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich and many more animals roam free, and a visit to our pride of lions not normally accessible to visitors. Price: £60 per person.

  • Produced In Kent
  • Kent Channel Chamber Of Commerce. The Ultimate Business Network.
  • Visit Caterbury
  • Visit Kent Garden Of England
  • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Customer Reviews

Emily M (tripadvisor)

Reviewed

“Fantastic!! Amazing experience” 5 of 5 stars.

My boyfriend had booked this for my birthday as I am obsessed with animals and I can truly say it was the best present ever! We got to the safari park early to explore (take good walking shoes) then met our ranger Jack who was amazing!!! He made the experience that bit better, he answered any questions and was so enthusiastic about the animals. After our safari we made our way to our tents, they were great! We had one with a en suite and was worth the extra money definitely. 4 course dinner was unreal, the meat was cooked over an open fire and we was made so comfortable by Jack and Becky (who was also great) I could not fault this experience in anyway, and I'm sad its now over but will definitely take a trip back :) Thank you to all at Livingstone Lodge!! Room Tip: They have two rooms with En-Suites and they are worth paying the extra for

Gemma B (tripadvisor)

Reviewed

“Amazing ” 5 of 5 stars.

My second trip here!! I love it such an amazing experience in Kent!! Excellent service, food and views. Love the close encounters with the animals. The accommodation is luxurious whist giving the atmosphere of camping. And the lapa bar is cosy and welcoming.

Experience the wild at Port Lympne

Experience the wild at Port Lympne

In addition to your stay, why not make your visit extra special by booking one of our private animal experiences. Call us on 01303234112 to upgrade your booking today.
Pricing

Pricing

2016 Price Guide

Open from Friday 25th March – Saturday 22nd October 2016,
Wednesday to Sunday

Prices from £300 - £495* per tent based on a maximum of 2 guests inclusive of arrival drink, safari, set 4 course buffet style dinner, overnight stay, full English breakfast and entrance into Port Lympne Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park.

*Supplements apply for tent upgrades and en-suites.

How To Book

For more information and to book call 01303234112 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.

Contact Us

 

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

Make An Enquiry

If youd prefer to contact us via email, you can send an enquiry to shortbreaks@aspinallfoundation.org