The first of its kind worldwide, Lion Lodge offers a truly unique experience to holiday with Port Lympne’s resident lions
Stay in your very own spacious timber lodge immersed in the lions’ habitat with large panoramic windows capturing exclusive views of these majestic animals.
Entrance to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Entrance to Howletts Wild Animal Park
Welcome bottle of Gusbourne on arrival
Full English breakfast
Short Break Safari
Use of a golf buggy from check in to check out (drivers license to be shown upon arrival)
Scandanavian wood fired outside bath
Free on-site parking
Lion Lodge sleeps up to four guests. The ground floor master bedroom includes a king bed, and the mezzanine floor features two single beds - plus a luxury bathroom with a walk-in monsoon shower. Large viewing areas of the lion enclosure in the living spaces make lion lodge a truly unique stay.
Lion Lodge includes all the little luxuries you would expect as well as completely unique amenities such as a living room view of our pride and an outdoor log-fired bath, meaning you can relax, recover, and settle in for an unforgettable break.
PRIVATE GOLF BUGGY
OUTDOOR SCANDINAVIAN HEATED BATH
UNFORGETTABLE PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
SLEEPS 4 - CAN ADD ONE CHILD BED OR COT
A once in a lifetime opportunity to wake up to the call of the lions from your own rural retreat.
With views stretching across the Kent countryside, guests can lounge in their own private garden or unwind in the wood-fired bath, providing the unmissable experience of relaxing next to the Port Lympne pride.
Your lodge includes an open fireplace, bespoke furniture and underfloor heating.
Lion Lodge has been designed by The Aspinall Foundation’s Creative Director, Victoria Aspinall, with an interior that immerses you in the local countryside while offering an exclusive view of the life of the lion pride.
Eat & Drink
Admission to Howletts Wild Animal Park is also included in your stay from 9.30am to close on the day of departure. Guests have the use of a private golf buggy for the duration of their stay to explore Port Lympne Reserve (with a valid driving licence).
The check-in time for your stay is at 2pm and the check-out time is at 12pm.
All of our short breaks guests have a safari included in the cost of their stay. What’s more, guests can enjoy their stay knowing that they are directly helping conservation, in collaboration with our partner charity, The Aspinall Foundation.
EAT & DRINK
Enjoy gluten friendly pizza and authentic Italian dishes at Babydoll’s Wood Fired Pizza, or bistro style dishes at Port Lympne Hotel Restaurant. Alternatively, relax in the tranquillity of the unique Moroccan Courtyard at (open spring & summer) Port Lympne Hotel, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Lion Lodge is partially set within the lion’s habitat, offering unparalleled views of the pride. Guests also have access to their own private gardens overlooking the 600 acre reserve, while being only a short walk through the landscaped terraces to the bar and restaurant at Port Lympne Hotel. Or why not venture further afield on your complimentary buggy and try foods such as authentic Italian cuisine at Babydoll’s- all within the grounds of Port Lympne.
All short breaks include our iconic truck safari. Enhanced safaris are available to book with the concierge.
No, the animals are in large enclosures designed to resemble their natural habitat as closely as possible.
Gift shops, play areas, experience days & enrichment workshops, keeper talks, and other seasonal activities are available. Make sure to visit Dinosaur Forest at Port Lympne.
STAY AT LION LODGE
PORT LYMPNE RESERVE
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is home to amazing wildlife and incredible views. See over 800 animals and over 73 species at this award winning park. As well as the lions who live just a whisker away, you'll also discover gorillas, bears, cheetahs, giraffes and many more as you explore the rest of the Reserve.
PORT LYMPNE RESERVE
Journey through the African and Asian experiences, all included free in your short break, to see rhinos, giraffes, wildebeest, zebra and many more. There are plenty of attractions to keep the kids occupied and for that quiet time, enjoy our walks and views, then visit the 4* Port Lympne Hotel bar and restaurant to unwind.
Port Lympne supports The Aspinall Foundation and together we fund the protection, breeding, and rewilding of rare & endangered species. Since 1984 over 320 animals have successfully been returned to the wild including 70 gorillas, 8 rhino and hundreds of Javan primates.