Livingstone lodge is the closest you will get to experiencing an African Safari in Britain. Its a magical place!. You perhaps need to have a little imagination but I can't describe the feeling of waking up early and un zipping your tent just about sunrise and seeing a small herd of Wildebeest happily grazing in the near distance. Later as you are having breakfast they approach the waterhole along with several Eland and some Zebra. All this with a backdrop of Romney Marsh looking like the African Plains and beyond it the sea looking like a great African lake. I should not forget to mention the enthusiastic and witty staff who really have experience of working with wildlife in Africa. The atmosphere is very relaxed and you soon make friends with other guests. The food is delicious and plentiful. It may seem expensive but when you consider the fact that the profits go towards valuable conservation work its not so bad. Taking into account everything I thought it was good value for money. Make the most of it and arrive eary in the day to visit the rest of the park and then go to Howletts on the second day (included in the cost) it has a very different feel so is a good contrast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted the UK's best tourism experience in 2012, the Livingstone Lodge Safari Experience at Port Lympne, Kent, is the UK's only overnight safari lodge perfect for a romantic break, engagement, celebrations and Hen Parties and has to be the answer to those who would love to visit the wilds of Africa on safari. Enjoy a multi award winning safari experience and a totally magical night under the stars, first-class authentic African dining, dawn safari, full breakfast & more. ... more less