Award winning overnight safari experience

Award winning overnight safari experience

Reconnect with your loved one with a magical night under the stars. Imagine sitting on the balcony of your luxury Livingstone Lodge tent, watching zebra and wildebeest as they drink from the watering hole. Treat yourselves to your dream safari stay, right here in Kent!

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Livingstone Lodge

Livingstone Lodge

Create memories just the two of you can share, 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 four 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.

Location

Location

Luxury tents await you, with a private balcony and far reaching views overlooking the watering hole, African Experience and beautiful Kent coastline. Get back to nature as you soak up the wild atmosphere, see magnificent animals as they wander past your balcony and spend the night under canvas listening to the call of the wild.

Dining

Dining

With an amazing atmosphere, the African Themed, Laapa Restaurant is a romantic setting for a delicious four course, African inspired buffet. Choose from a variety of mouth watering dishes cooked by our chefs on the open fire pit.
Download the menu here.

Safari

Safari

Meet one of our expert Rangers as they join you on your journey to the African Experience – 100 acres alive with African animals. See giraffe, black rhino, wildebeest and more, roaming freely as you learn about our conservation work and the endangered species we help protect both in the UK & overseas.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Your authentic safari experience begins with a glass of bubbly, as you meet your fellow explorers and expert Ranger, 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 followed by a delicious cooked breakfast. You also explore the rest of Port Lympne Reserve inclusive of 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 enhancing your unique experience by sleeping in a four poster or sleigh bed. Every tent has comfy mattresses and beautiful bed linens, 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 2016 and scooping multiple gold and silver accolades, Livingstone Lodge offers excellent quality and an unforgettable African adventure.

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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.

*Supplements apply for tent upgrades and en-suites.

Includes

Your overnight safari experience includes:
  • Arrival drink
  • Safaris
  • Set 4 course buffet style dinner
  • Overnight stay
  • Full English breakfast
  • Entrance into Port Lympne Reserve

How To Book

You can book online by clicking the button below or for more information, you can call 01303234112 Monday to Sunday between 9am and 5pm. Alternatively you can make an enquiry by filling in our simple online form and one of our team will be in touch.

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Customer Reviews

Charleexx (tripadvisor)

Reviewed

“Worth every penny” 5 of 5 stars.

Took my other half here for belated birthday surprise. When we got to the tent - it was amazing!! We paid the extra for the en- suite which was worth it!! Showers very powerful and warm. Bed comfy - you get towels, water, dressing gowns, shower gel etc. There is a heater and electricity too. The view from our tent was out of this world - sunset and sunrise was amazing too - sitting there watching the animals graze or drink from the watering hole. Pretty spectacular.

13Pete48 (tripadvisor)

Reviewed

“Amazing ” 5 of 5 stars.

My wife and I had been bought a present of safaris with an overnight stay at Livingstone Lodge and a gorilla feeding experience. From start to finish it was superb. Our Ranger (Will) was amazing. His knowledge was incredible and with his great personality made the safari so enjoyable. We then went to dinner and met Sue and the chef. We were made to feel very welcome and the 4 course dinner was excellent. We were under no pressure to leave after dinner and chatted all together with the staff too. Back to the tent for the night and when we awoke in the morning there was a herd of deer right outside......magnificent! Back to the restaurant for a terrific breakfast, then onto the jeep for another safari. We were lucky and saw just about all of the animals, with the gorillas putting on a special show for us. Back to base camp, our luggage had been delivered back so the rest of the day was ours. We then went to Howletts where we had free admission from our experience. A totally fantastic time with very helpful, knowledgeable staff.

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.
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.

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.

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?

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