Port LympneHythe
Wild Animal Park
Lympne
Nr Hythe
Kent CT21 4PD
 
 
The Port Lympne Park is part of the Aspinall Foundation.  The Foundation is a charitable organisation committed to the conservation and protection of endangered species.  Visitors to the Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Park in south-east England are not going to zoos but seeing rare and endangered animals in a safari park setting.
 
The Foundation is committed to breeding rare and endangered species and returning them to safe areas in their native homeland.  So far the parks have assisted in returing to the wild Przewalski's horses, black rhino, Sumatran rhino, Cape buffalo, ocelots, pythons and gorillas.
 
Black Rhinos
Port Lympne has a large herd of breeding Black Rhinos. The free range environment encourages Siberian and Indian tigers, African elephants, small cats, monkeys, Barbary lions and many more rare species to breed.
 
Indoor enclosures are provided where animals will sometimes shelter in bad weather and these are not accessible to the visitor.  Bear this in mind when planning a visit.
 
The ‘Palace of the Apes’ is home to a family group of Gorillas.   The family is fed at 12:00 and 15:00 hours daily.
 
The African Experience
This is a Safari Day Tour extra to your park entrance fee and well worth doing.  Participants are driven out in to the wild to see giraffe, black rhino, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich, and antelope. (Please note that the zebra, giraffe and wildebeest can only be seen on an African Experience safari).
 
On arrival at the park book your Day Safari immediately and avoid disappointment.
 
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Booking.com here:    External Link

 

 
Open times
All year except 25 December
Summer: 10:00-18:00 (last admission 16:30)
Winter:    10:00-17:00 (last admission 15:30)
 
Admission Cost
Please check the official website for complete details.  Reduced prices available for Senior Citizens because of the steep terrain.
 
Disabled Access
Parts of Port Lympne are quite steep and there are special routes available for wheelchairs.  Admission price is therefore reduced for disabled visitors. Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury is level and may provide a good alternative.  Web:  Howletts    External Link
 
Facilities
Toilets; Restaurant; Adventure Playground and Maze;
Mansion & Gardens open subject to availability.
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1303 264 647
Website   Aspinall Foundation, Port Lympne    External Link
 
Getting There
There is plentiful parking
 
Port Lympne Wild Animal & Safari Park lies on the B2067, and is just past Ashford, Kent. It is a short distance from Canterbury, Folkestone and the southeast coast of England.
 
Detailed information to assist visitors in getting to the attraction are on the official park website at  Web: Port Lympne/ Find Us    External Link
 
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