- Tents, Tipis & Yurts
- Safari Lodges
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Beach within 30km
- Golf within 30km
- Other rental properties on site
- Short breaks available
Based at the extraordinary Port Lympne wild animal park in Kent, Giraffe Lodge is a unique overnight safari lodge where you can visit the wilds of Africa without leaving the UK. Enjoy an award winning safari experience, a magical night under the stars, first-class authentic African dining and a dawn safari. You might even get the chance to hand feed the giraffe family!
There are ten luxury tents at the lodge, which is situated in 100 acre wilds where animals are free to roam. On Day One you will check in at reception where you will meet your fellow guests, your host and your ranger and enjoy a complimentary welcome glass of Amarula. Then you will embark on your first safari, stopping lots en route for photos and stories, before you head back to the lodge, where you can enjoy your private veranda, soak up the breathtaking views and sip a
The lodge is very close to the picturesque Kentish coast and the county’s many other attractions. Apart from exploring Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and visiting our sister site Howletts, just 30 minutes away, this area is filled with treasures to explore, from classic landscapes and great beaches to historical monuments like Leeds and Dover Castles. Just a stone’s throw away you can join the winding Saxon Shore way walking path and there are stunning gardens throughout the county, not to mention orchards, vineyards and hop gardens.
The lodge is within an hour of London on the high speed train and are easily reached from the channel ports and Eurostar terminal.
Manston / Gatwick 1 hour
Nearest Train Station:
Hythe (10 mins)
Supermarket in Hythe
The ten twin, double or triple bedded, authentic South African safari tents are named after animals that are protected in the Park – Monkey, Gorilla, Elephant, Zebra, Rhino, Cheetah, Lion, Eland, Buffalo and Wild Dog. All of the tents include comfortable single beds, beautiful bed-linen, fluffy towels, storage and electric lighting. Cheetah and Rhino even have four poster beds, and Lion has a sleigh bed. There is a communal 'laapa' with a bar and restaurant. There are separate female and male washing facilities, each with two showers and two toilets. There are also washing and toilet facilities available for the disabled.
Each tent has its own private verandah with seating where you can unwind and enjoy the breathtaking views over the channel to France. All tents overlook the watering hole where animals like zebra, giraffe and rhino can be enjoyed close up as they wander in to drink - a magical experience with plenty of photo opportunities.
Voted the UK's best tourism experience in 2012, the Giraffe Lodge Safari Experience at Port Lympne is the UK's only overnight safari lodge which is perfect for a romantic break, a celebration or a hen party. See the website for further details on the experience and the food and drinks on offer.
Conditions of Rental
Entry to both Howletts and Port Lympne is included for the duration of the stay. Guests can choose to explore both parks (included in costs) while they are staying with us. Giraffe Lodge is open from end March - mid October.