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Introducing Lion Lodge
Lion Lodge is the latest luxury overnight accommodation at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve in Kent. This fully immersing experience gives guests the chance to sleep with lions! These unique lodges, named Kikuyu and Jibana, offer guests the incredible opportunity to immerse themselves in the lives of Adras, Oudrika and their three adorable cubs: the Reserve’s lion pride.
The first of its kind worldwide, the Lion Lodges are timber clad, Manhattan loft style buildings, set within the lion’s natural and spacious habitat. Featuring picture windows in both the master bedroom and the open plan living area, guests will be just a breath away from magnificent lions.
For 30 years our goal hasn't changed. The foundation is dedicated to returning captive bred animals to protected wilderness areas and reserves worldwide. It is through park visitors and short break profits that allows this conservation work to continue.
For the chance to sleep with the lions call 01303 234112 and book now.
Be part of the pride
Eat & drink
Be part of the pride
A unique and immersive overnight stay, where you can wake up to a lion at your window! Enjoy stunning views of the Kent coast from your private balcony and explore the Reserve by golf buggy.
The beautiful living area, expertly designed by The Aspinall Foundation's Head of Design, Victoria Aspinall, features a huge open fire place, underfloor heating, and bespoke furniture. Designed to sleep four, the king size master bedroom has a prime view of the lions, whilst a comfy mezzanine level, accessible via a spiral staircase, offers an additional two single beds. An industrial-chic wet room with monsoon shower is complimented with Bamford organic toiletries.
For a truly unique experience, guests can relax in the natural, wood heated, Scandinavian outdoor baths built on raised, secluded platforms, overlooking the lions. The perfect Instagram shot!
Partially set within the lion habitat, floor to ceiling windows offer an incredible view into the lion’s world, whilst the open plan living area doors lead to your private garden overlooking the 600-acre wildlife reserve with stunning sea views.
Guests can explore the reserve via golf buggy in their own time, spend an afternoon on safari, or simply relax in the lodge’s private gardens.
Enjoy exclusive access to the Reserve before and after normal visitor hours to experience the wilds of Kent from a different perspective.
Eat & drink
Choose from a variety of home cooked dishes, using local produce and ingredients grown in our kitchen gardens at our onsite restaurants and cafes. Enjoy gluten friendly pizza and authentic Italian dishes at Babydoll’s Wood Fired Pizza, or bistro style dishes at Port Lympne Hotel Restaurant. Alternatively, relax in the tranquillity of the unique Moroccan Courtyard at Port Lympne Hotel, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Meet the animals
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is home to amazing wildlife and incredible views. See over 760 animals and over 78 species at this award winning park. As well as the lions who live just a whisker away, you'll also discover gorillas, bears, cheetahs, giraffes and many more as you explore the rest of the Reserve.
Explore the reserve
There's so much to see and do at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve that you'll want to stay longer! Take a safari ride, visit our landscaped gardens and maze, take in the views from the Trojan stairs and even visit Dinosaur Forest. There's plenty to keep you entertained during your stay.
Experiences at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
In addition to your stay at Lion Lodge, make your visit extra special by booking one of our many special experiences.
- Welcome drinks
- Golf buggy (from 2pm on day of arrival until 1pm on day of departure)
- Underfloor heating
- Open fires
- 4K TV
- Nespresso machine
- Mini bar
- Games & books
- Complimentary Bamford organic toiletries
- Bathrobes, slippers & hairdryer
- Full English breakfast
- Complimentary truck safari from Base Camp
- Entrance to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve (from 9.30am on the day of arrival until close on the day of departure)
- Entrance to Howletts Wild Animal Park
- Check in 2pm and check out 12pm
For more information, you can call 01303 234112 Monday to Sunday between 9am to 5pm, or fill in our simple online form and one of our team will be in touch.
Plan your stay
See our example itineraries or create your own by using our activity planner. Make your stay even wilder when you book additional adventures including Ranger guided safaris, night safaris with special night vision binoculars and animal encounters!
No matter how long you choose to stay with us, you'll find plenty of activities and experiences to keep everyone entertained for the duration of your stay.Plan Your Stay