Until further notice
We are closed
In light of the recent government advice regarding COVID-19 It is with a heavy heart that we will be closing Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park to the public and will remain closed until government advise changes. We are in contact with the relevant authorities and will work to reopen both parks to guests as soon as it’s appropriate to do so.
We will be contacting Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve guests with upcoming bookings to advise them on next steps.
As a charity, we appreciate your support and understanding. This is an unprecedented situation but please rest assured that we are committed to the well being of our guests, visitors, animals and teams here in Kent and overseas.
If you have a short break booking for Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, please visit this page for more information.More information
Dream safaris right here in Kent!
Stay as long as you like and even pick a different accommodation each night of your stay! Choose additional experiences or just soak up the peace and quiet, recharge and reconnect.
Port Lympne’s award winning short breaks range from our luxurious 4* boutique hotel stays to a romantic night under the stars in our 180 degree, panoramic bubble pod. What’s more, you can enjoy your stay, knowing that you are directly helping our conservation work with all profits from the parks and short breaks going back into our animal conservation charity work that takes place around the world.
Enjoy a unique getaway with all the little luxuries you would expect. Explore our stunning reserve in your personal golf buggy, eat and drink at a variety of restaurants, book additional experiences or simply enjoy nature.
Enjoy glamping at its best with family and friends or treat your loved one to a romantic African-style night under the stars!
How your stay helps
Simply by enjoying a short break with us, you are directly contributing to the care of the animals in our care here in the UK and supporting the trailblazing overseas work of The Aspinall Foundation (charity number 326567). Thanks to the generosity of guests like you, The Aspinall Foundation has released more than 70 gorillas, 35 Javan gibbons, 12 Javan grizzled langurs, 90 Javan ebony langurs and 8 black rhinos back to the wild!
Your next adventure awaits
Book a stay at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for your next short break and you could find yourselves looking for pirates, setting sail for faraway places, saying hello to all the animals or even discovering lost tribes!
Stay 2 nights and save!
Combine luxury with adventure and add an additional night to your stay. Enjoy an unforgettable night of glamping and dining at Giraffe Lodge, the UK's Best Tourism Experience 2016 and get 20% off a second night in four star luxury with a twist at Port Lympne Hotel!
Please call our team on 01303 234 112 for more information or to book your two night package.
See what's on during your stay
Planning a visit and stay with us? See our upcoming events below to make your stay even more special.
Dusk Safaris08 Apr - 06 Aug
Journey to Kent’s authentic savannahs - alive with South American, Asian and African animals, whilst taking in the stunning sunset views, before enjoying a three course meal at the Port Lympne Hotel.
Wedding Open Day07 Jun
Join us at Port Lympne Hotel for our popular wedding open day. You’ll be able to meet industry suppliers, save money with promotional offers and explore our multi award winning venue and gardens.
Terms and conditions
Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with our short break terms and conditions.View T&Cs