Sleep within a whisker of tigers
Experience the world of our beautiful tigers at Tiger Lodge. See through their eyes as you come face to face with these impressive big cats and take in uninterrupted 30-mile views from your private balcony over the reserve, across the sea to France and beyond!
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Perfectly designed to sleep four, the stylish two bedroom lodge offers all the creature comforts you could wish for, including a roaring log burner, contemporary furnishings and sleek 4K TV, complimentary Bamford toiletries and fluffy bathrobes.
With one side of the lodge set inside the tiger enclosure and the other side looking out to sea, you’ll be spoilt for choice with these incredible views. Large windows in the living area and master bedroom face into the tiger’s world so you can come face to face with our impressive big cats as they pad through the undergrowth right under your nose! French doors lead to a private balcony with seating, where you can relax and watch the sunset over the sea, as the twinkling lights of the French coast come into view.
Explore the Reserve on your personal golf buggy. Access areas that are not open to the public and see the wild in a different light. Experience the park before official opening hours from 8:30am and enjoy special routes around the park after hours.
Set in a beautiful landscaped garden, at the heart of Port Lympne Reserve, the new Babydoll’s Wood Fired Pizza is sure to delight lovers of authentic Italian cuisine. The stylish restaurant, has been named after the much loved gorilla, Babydoll, who at the grand old age of 55, is the last surviving original Howletts gorilla.
Open every day from 12.00pm to 10.00pm you can relax in the garden, or curl up on the comfy sofas and armchairs on the veranda with a glass of prosecco and a selection of antipasti, before tucking in to a freshly prepared wood fired pizza or pasta dish. We also offer gluten free pizza, alongside a selection of wines, beers and non alcoholic drinks.
Alternativley, book a table at the four star Port Lympne Hotel, just a short buggy ride away or enjoy a meal at the Bear Lodge Clubhouse or Pinewood Café. We use the very best seasonal produce from our own vegetable and herb gardens and locally sourced ingredients wherever we can in our restaurants.
After a day spent exploring the Reserve in your personal golf buggy, why not relax at the Treehouse Clubhouse and enjoy the roaring indoor fire in the winter, or bask in the afternoon sun on the lawns in the summer. You can enjoy a drink from the well-stocked bar, as you chat to your fellow guests and our rangers, or play games and enjoy the warmth of the outdoor fire pits as you toast marshmallows and watch the sun set over the rhino paddocks.
Two amazing views await you. Watch the tigers as they stroll through their enclosure and enjoy panoramic views of the Kent coastline all from comfort of your luxury Lodge. You will also get access to the Reserve before the general public as part of this amazing new experience.
Meet the animals
Port Lympne Reserve is home to over 700 animals and 88 species. See these magnificent animals during your stay. With tigers right on your doorstep there's plenty to keep you occupied but you can also see wolves, bears, giraffe, zebra and many more.
Explore the reserve
There's so much to see and do at Port Lympne 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 our new attraction Dinosaur Forest. There's plenty to keep you entertained during your stay.
Experiences at Port Lympne
In addition to your stay at Tiger Lodge, make your visit extra special by booking one of our many special experiences.
- Exclusive use of Tiger Lodge for up to 4 people
- 4K TV
- Sound system – sound bar
- Use of Babydoll's Wood Fired Pizza, Treehouse Club lounge, Bear Lodge Clubhouse, Pinewood and Port Lympne Hotel
- Free use of buggy for duration of stay (valid driving licence required)
- Free unlimited entry to Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Park during your stay
- Free parking
Check in starts at 2pm, whilst check out at 11am.
For more information, you can call 01303 234112 Monday to Sunday between 9am to 5pm.
Alternatively you can make an enquiry by filling in our simple online form and one of our team will be in touch.Book now
Plan Your Stay
See our example itineraries or create your own by using our activity planner. Create a unique stay at Port Lympne Reserve by booking extra activities such as animal encounters, private safaris, dining experiences, or segway tours!
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
Our unique short break accommodations can be booked exclusively or in part, subject to availability, as part of your conference or private event.
How to get here
Port Lympne Reserve, Nr. Ashford, Kent, CT21 4PD
We have endeavoured to ensure we can consistently deliver an inclusive environment for our guests where possible. Throughout the development of the reserve we have sought to listen to the needs of our customers.Download Access Statement
Natasha Daniels – Fashion Beans
The lodge enticed me to Port Lympne, the hospitality won me over and the tigers stole my heart, but it’s the heart and soul with which the foundation care for their creatures - big or small, beautiful or unusual - that really, truly made it magical to witness.