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Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve

Nature & Wildlife

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 breaks, each one offering a unique experience, from an inside view to the lives of tigers or a glamping experience you’ll never forget. Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve can offer it all. Find out more at




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Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve Aldington Road Lympne CT21 4PD


Opening Times

Open everyday except Christmas Day Port Lympne Summer March - October 9.30am - 6.30pm (last entry 3.30pm) Winter October - March 9.30 - 5.30pm (last entry 2.30pm) Howletts Summer March - October 9.30am - 6pm (last entry 4pm) Winter October - March 9.30am - 5pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Coaches welcome
Groups welcome
Guided tours
Play Area
Restaurant / cafe / tea shop / catering facilities
Wedding Venue
WiFi access
Contact Us
Ashford Visitor Information Service. Tel: 01233 330383 Email: