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Port Lympne Reserve

#1 of 2 things to do in Lympne Features Animals
Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4LR, England
+44 1303 264647
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If I've ever visited this place near Ashford in Kent before, I can't remember but I thoroughly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gravesend, United Kingdom
via mobile
Expensive for what you get

Went to visit Port Lympne Reserve today. We have been meaning to go for some time. However we found... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard L
London, United Kingdom
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Port Lympne Reserve offers exciting days out in Kent filled with discovery for the entire family. Set in 600 acres, and housing over 650 rare and endangered animals, Port Lympne Reserve offers a treat for everyone.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“safari truck” (115 reviews)
“the reserve” (92 reviews)
“base camp” (75 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4LR, England
+44 1303 264647
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If I've ever visited this place near Ashford in Kent before, I can't remember but I thoroughly enjoyed the day. 4 adults and 3 over three year olds cost us near to £90 for the day and we only kept it down to that amount...More

Thank geoffraser
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to visit Port Lympne Reserve today. We have been meaning to go for some time. However we found it to be disappointing. We went on the safari first. We couldn’t hear the commentary from the driver at all, the speakers kept cutting out(you could...More

1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's been a couple of years since I went here after my annual pass ran out... Cost wise as expected can live with that... Biggest disappointment is the lack of seeing animals... Done the walk to start with and yes you can see the Rhinos...More

Thank tickers24
Reviewed 2 days ago

The safari truck -- personally I cannot recommend this for anyone with serious asthma or lung conditions as the pollutants given off by this very old vehicle rose directly up into the viewing platform!

1  Thank Bill L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have not been here for years and will not go again as Kent has better venues to offer.. Safari was a waste of time. Saw giraffes and two zebras, the rest just caught a glimpse of the few animals available to see. I know that...More

Thank Vicky A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok, the really good bit. The Gorillas have several fantastic enclosures and watching them was truly amazing and the foundation is renowned for there conservation. The wolves, hyenas and tigers were also great to see. The rest of the zoo/safari/reserve was a bit Disappointing. Most...More

Thank rushep
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pros - some animals have a large space to move around - good exercise, a lot of walking - provide wheelchairs - gorilla enclosure is big -restaurant and play area for children - dinosaur section - you can see the sea from the park Cons...More

Thank Cian S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I like visiting zoos but am always very conscious of the philosophy underpinning their existence. Is it entertainment for the masses, education or to protect a species? Port Lympne was a little of all of these which is not a bad thing. The safari part...More

Thank MarkSouth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited yesterday as the last time we came was 20 years ago with our sons. Today we was not impressed. We definitely didn't get value for money. It cost £25 each. We started with the safari ride where we saw 1...More

Thank BettyKent
Reviewed 6 days ago

Port lympne does not consider itself a zoo. All the species are endangered and the park has an amazing history of breeding programmes. The enclosures are spacious. We found you could get really close to the animals and that was interesting and rewarding. I fed...More

Thank Robert T
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Tina C
9 July 2017|
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Response from caz k | Reviewed this property |
I think these are only for the people who book an overnight stay at one of the lodges
4 June 2017|
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Response from joheff | Reviewed this property |
The one we did had an afternoon and morning one included but best to check
17 May 2017|
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Response from Stuart G | Reviewed this property |
Responses are correct that they are near the wolves and also clos to the main entrance However the response that they are two bed apartments is wrong, they are single room pods with a small decking area Toilet and shower... More