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Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve

Home to some of the world's most endangered animals, including Kent's only gorillas and black rhino, elephants at Howletts, and many more!  Visitors can enjoy a wild day out and see real conservation in action!  

Port Lympne is set over 600 acres and is home to the UK's most authentic safari experience.  The African Experience - 100 acres alive with animals.

Throughout the year visitors can take advantage of special themed events all included in the price of the ticket at no extra cost!  Visitors can also book additional activities for an extra special day, including bespoke safaris, guided tours, team building activites, keeper experiences and many more.

Restaurants and kiosks are located around the park providing a variety of hot and cold snacks.

The Reserve also offers a variety of short break accommodations including fun and family friendly camping at Pinewood Pods, luxury glamping at multi award winning Livingstone Lodge and the newly launched Bear Lodge, year round relaxation at Livingstone Cottage as well as the Port Lympne Hotel and the Treehouse Hotel.  There is such an amazing choice to choose from, with each one offering a unique experience.




  • Coaches welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Shop
  • Restaurant / cafe / tea shop / catering facilities
  • Wedding Venue
  • WiFi access
  • Licensed
  • Play Area