Adults-only glamping at a Kent safari park

Giraffe Lodge, Port Lympne

Tented lodge

An adults-only glamping stay at an award-winning Kent safari park

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Up to-43% hotel's rack rate ?
Please note that this offer includes use of the shared toilet and shower facilities.

Please contact the hotel directly to advise of any allergies or dietary requirements.

This offer is available for stays between March and June 2018 and is based on two adults only.

Check-in is at 2pm and check-out at 9am.

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 43% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel’s own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel’s own prices. An example of our top discount is:

On 14/04/2017, two people may book a one-night stay in a Back Row Tented Twin lodge (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £339 per room, per night, compared to the publicly available rate of £595 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 43%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 26/02/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Glamping in a safari tent in a wildlife park on the south coast of Kent, with a chance to hand-feed giraffes, breakfast, four-course dinner and more

Located in the tranquil, bucolic landscape of south Kent, Port Lympne Reserve is a true slice of the African Savannah by the English coast. Taking its luxury tented accommodation to new heights, it now offers the chance to get up close and personal with their mesmerising giraffe, with a stay under the stars at Giraffe Lodge (formerly Livingstone Lodge).

Offering one-night safari trips, Giraffe Lodge was a winner of the Tourism Experience of the Year award at the 2016 Visit England Awards - and for good reason. This utterly unique spot offers luxury camping in private safari tents, with views out over the park's watering hole and beyond to the English Channel. You'll be as close to an authentic African escape as it gets, with safaris led by the Reserve's specialist rangers and meals cooked on an open fire pit.

Good to know

Please make sure to arrive promptly and in time for your 2pm check-in, as a safari will take you to Giraffe Lodge and cannot wait for guests.

Please be aware that while check-in is at 4pm, guests may access the park from 9.30am to enjoy its walking routes.

Excellent for
Sightseeing UK and Ireland Activities Safari Boutique


Accommodation is in a traditional South African tent, with a dose of luxury. Back Row Tented Twin lodges boast twin beds and have use of a shared bathroom / shower block, while Front Row Tented Twin or Double lodges have twin or double beds and en-suite bathrooms. Each tent features a private veranda looking out over the watering hole and beyond that, the English Channel. Tents also have electric lighting.


Dinner is served in the Laapa - a large African-style lodge with views onto the watering hole. Here, traditional South African-style food is prepared over an open fire. Full English breakfasts are also served in the Laapa.


Port Lympne sits amidst 600 acres of stunning Kentish landscape boasting some of the best views on the south coast - on clear days, there are views right over the channel to France. There's a stunning range of species of wild animals, including the largest herd of black rhinos outside Africa.

The park has a dedicated mission of protecting endangered species and includes species like the Barbary Lion which are extinct in the wild. The park also boasts an extensive agricultural programme, growing vegetables appropriate to the diets of many of the animals, and herbs used in their medicinal cures.

Aldington Road, Lympne, near Hythe, Kent CT21 4PD

Travel is NOT included in this offer.

How do I get there?

The nearest train station is Westenhanger which operates regular services to London Charing Cross and St Pancras. For those arriving by car, there are ample onsite parking spaces.

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You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

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If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0843 22 77 777 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0843 2270 007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

We like

  • The chance of seeing endangered African animals up close, and all right here in the UK
  • The luxury safari-style tents, with verandas and views out over the wildlife park
  • The delicious four-course dinners inspired by traditional South African dishes

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