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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Checked in to Livingston lodge 4pm Glass of champagne on arrival. Introduced to Holly our host and didn't get name of second young lady but both very pleasant. Will was our ranger who talked us through what was going to happen and what to expect. Hopped aboard the safari truck for our first safari to our destination Livingston lodge. Will... More 

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HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Livingstone Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pauline, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on your stay at Livingstone Lodge. We are pleased that you had such a wonderful experience while staying with us and hope that you return very soon. Thank you once again for your review. More 

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt, the best two days of my life. It is not possible to describe in words how amazing the experience was. From the second we arrived, we experienced nothing but excellent service from the staff as well as unforgettable memories from the animals. It really is a beautiful place. The biggest thankyou to our ranger, Jack, livingstone lodge... More 

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HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Livingstone Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sophie P, Thank you for such an amazing review. It is always a pleasure to see that our guests have been looked after so well by our staff and appreciated by our guests. We hope that you will visit us again and maybe bring along some family and friends very soon. Thank you again for taking the time to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

There are about 8 big tented structures in a row, perched on the hillside at the top of and overlooking the African reserve, with a further three or so tents slightly further up the hill behind these, again with excellent views over the park. Upon arrival, you have to follow the signs for the relevant check-in for your experience, it... More 

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HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Livingstone Lodge, responded to this review

Dear thetotalpackage, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your overnight stay at Livingstone Lodge. We are pleased to see that you had a great experience and hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you once again. More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much to all the staff that made my weekend so special!!! David and sue were stars and I had the most memorable hen do ever. Would recommend anyone to do this experience, I will defiantly be back!!!!! Hope the baby giraffes get born safely, thanks again. Holly

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HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Livingstone Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Holly, Thank you for posting a review on Livingstone Lodge. It was a real pleasure looking after all you lovely ladies and hope the wedding went very smoothly. Our baby girl Giraffe was born and she is absolutely adorable. We hope to see you in the reserve again very soon and thank you once again for your review. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

WE did the safari and camp experience, which we really cant say we faulted. In a single paragraph..... Very friendly meet and greet, interesting walk around the animals and exhibits before meeting up with the safari rangers and other campers at 4pm. Off for a 90minute safari around 2/3 of the park (it was mid summer but freezing so take... More 

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HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Livingstone Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Simon, Thank you for your review on Livingstone Lodge. It was good to see that you had such a great time while staying with us at Livingstone Lodge. We hope that you will come back and see us again very soon and maybe try one of our other accommodations. Bear Lodge, Tree Houses & Pinewood Pods are great fun... More 

Liskeard, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I booked this as a surprise trip for my fiancées 30th birthday, it turned out to be one of the best overnight stays we've ever had! The safari was great, as was Jack, our ranger. The tents were perfectly positioned to take in the lovely views and all the animals around the watering hole. All evening we watched rhino,giraffe, wildebeest,... More 

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HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Livingstone Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tony, We are thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic time at Livingstone Lodge. It is the perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion such as yours. We hope that you will come back and visit us again very soon in the near future and maybe bring some family and friends with you. Thank you very much... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We went for an overnight stay on a Sunday night in the livingstone lodge. Tents were comfy and clean but noisy due to the wind! Food in the evening and morning was excellent and the staff did everything to make sure you had a good time. The Rangers were knowledgeable and friendly...overall a great find! (Be realistic about the animals... More 

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HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Livingstone Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dustycronk, Thank you for posting a review on Livingstone Lodge. We are pleased that you had a great experience while staying with us at Livingstone Lodge and hope that you will choose to come and visit with us again in the future. Thank you once again for taking the time to review us. More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Currently sat in our amazing tent at livingstone lodge and have had to jump straight on trip advisor to say how amazing it is. Jack our ranger today (10/07/16) was fantastic and full of information. But most importantly a genuine great lad! SUE - from the moment we arrived was out of this world! gave us some great knowledge on... More 

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HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Livingstone Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reemrich, What an amazing review, Thank you very much. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and look after you while staying at Livingstone Lodge. We hope that you will come and visit us again in the near future and perhaps bring along some family and friends. Thank you once again for taking the time to review us.... More 

Orpington, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I went along to Port Lympne to stay at the Livingstone Lodge as staying in a African type situation has always been a dream of mine. Firstly you start of your adventure by meeting your other fellow campers in the lounge area and enjoying a glass of champagne. You are then led onto a safari truck to start your safari.... More 

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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Livingstone Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 4lemons, Thank you for taking the time to review Livingstone Lodge. We are sorry you feel that every aspect of your stay didn't meet your expectations. The animals are free roaming and can come and go as they feel, we have no control over them in that resect. The keepers feed the animals in different places every day so... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We booked this visit very last minute- think we were lucky to get the last room/tent. We booked as we wanted something a little different to do as well as something outdoors. You meet at 4pm where you will have a glass of bubbles (or alternative) before getting on an old army truck and heading off for the safari. Like... More 

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HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Livingstone Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LTW96, Thank you for writing a review for Livingstone Lodge. It was good to hear that you had such a good time while visiting us. Not only at Livingstone Lodge but also seeing all the animals in the park. We would love to see you on a return visit and perhaps sample one of our other accommodations. we have... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voted the UK's best tourism experience in 2012, the Livingstone Lodge Safari Experience at Port Lympne, Kent, is the UK's only overnight safari lodge perfect for a romantic break, engagement, celebrations and Hen Parties and has to be the answer to those who would love to visit the wilds of Africa on safari. Enjoy a multi award winning safari experience and a totally magical night under the stars, first-class authentic African dining, dawn safari, full breakfast & more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Livingstone Lodge

Address: Port Lympne Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4PD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Lympne
Hotel Class:2 star — Livingstone Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“book an en suite”
 of 5 bubbles Phena25, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The tents with ensuite is a must.”
 of 5 bubbles DollR, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Select a lodge with en-suite facilties”
 of 5 bubbles JJenner, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cheetah tent directly in front of watering hole. Ensuite not avail when booking: felt not necessary: shared facilities more than adequate”
 of 5 bubbles UkFairComment, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend attempting to get a tent with en-suite facilities”
 of 5 bubbles Laurence1952, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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