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Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne

(3.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Opened to the public in 1976, the 243 hectares (600 acres) of are home to a large variety of free-roaming wildlife. Prior to 1973, the land was privately owned and includes a historic mansion, as well as landscaped gardens that contrast with the wild woodlands that surround them. Tour parts of the park on foot or in a Jeep with a guide, where you'll see a larger portion of the wilderness in a short time. Book tickets online for a discount and check out the event calendar. To visit Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and get the most from your holiday in Lympne, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lympne trip itinerary planner.
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  • We haven't visited the zoo for years but were keen to visit the new Dinosaur garden. We enjoyed this part enough but noticed a lot of the zoo and grounds were looking very neglected! They seem to be s...  more »
  • Port Lympne reserve probably does excellent conservation work, but it is difficult to see the animals. They take you on a safari truck, from you will see those animals that happen to be near the track...  more »
  • We stayed at Livingstone Lodge this week. We had 2 safari trips, drinks, dinner and breakfast. It was all superb! Our ranger, David, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and great fun. We learned a lot fro...  more »
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  • Great place to visit and a lot larger than i thought it was going to be. It's great that there is such a strong focus on conservation and breeding of endangered species. Safari style ride through some of the park was included in the price which at present is around £25 for an adult. We got to see a rhino up close as well as a number of other animals including the giraffes which have been successfully breeding. The driver gives a talk during the ride but the noise of the truck and, no doubt depending on driver, poor mic use meant that we didn't much of what was being said. Still a great experience however. Some of the enclosures are looking a bit run down but they are constructing new ones so I guess in time everything will be done up. Catering on site is reasonably priced, on par with highstreet prices. Quality is good.
  • Got hear when it opened and left at 3pm, saw lots of different animals, love the fact they have literally hundreds of pushchairs for your little ones for if they get achy legs (would recommend if you have child/children under the age of 5. The safari ride which is inclusive of the entry fee is amazing I loved, my partner loves it and my daughter love it. What can I say I loved it lol. Also the dinosaur adventure park was fun also lots of things to do and find. The only thing that I thought was a let down was maybe the animals, they literally look fed up and tired not moving around (they looked hungry lethargic) the only animals that I saw much movement from was the monkeys (but wouldn't you look fed up with the amount of tourists that are in and out of that place lol) but other than that it's a great day out.
  • An amazing park with lots of animals to see. All are very well looked after which is good to see. Plenty of chances to rest and have something to eat as well.
  • On the safari we spent more time waiting at gates than looking at animals. When animals did appear the driver didn't slow or stop. The areas are mainly gated so not really sure why you can't just walk around. Had to wait ages for the safari as a tyre needed changing despite there being at least 3 other trucks parked up. Kudos to Vic Reeves for sponsoring the giraffe enclosure but you could've put some windows in it. Couldn't see anything. The rest of the not-a-zoo was ok, especially the large cats. Cafe ran out of cheese. Accommodation near the wolves looked cool.
  • Best family day out around. They really do care for the animals and have great breeding programmes throughout the sanctuary.