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    Giraffe Lodge

    Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4PD, England
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    “morning safari” (21 reviews)
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    Reviewed October 3, 2017

    Location amazing, the safari experience was great and Alex our Ranger, proved very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about his job. Saw a range of animals whilst touring through the different “safari” locations and given plenty of opportunities to take photos. Our tent was at the...More

    Thank MiloLingfield
    Response from HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Giraffe LodgeResponded November 5, 2017

    Dear MiloLingfield, We at Giraffe Lodge are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our Chefs are always delighted to hear that you enjoyed the feast that they prepare, so thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review on...More

    Reviewed October 1, 2017

    I so wanted to write an excellent review with 5 Stars. I had booked this as a birthday present for my Wife. Unfortunately I felt let down with this experience, it wasn't as wonderful as I was expecting. The tent was good for a tent,...More

    Thank Carl J
    Response from HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Giraffe LodgeResponded November 5, 2017

    Dear Carl, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Giraffe Lodge. We are very sorry that you feel that you did not get value for money for your stay. Unfortunately we are not in control of the weather and have to...More

    Reviewed September 23, 2017

    Lots of folk have said the cost puts them off but it is worth every penny. We stayed at the start of September overnight at Giraffe Lodge and it was truly a magical experience. Everything was brilliant - Jack was so knowledgeable, all the team...More

    Thank MrsElsea
    Response from HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Giraffe LodgeResponded November 5, 2017

    Dear MrsElsea, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a positive review on Giraffe Lodge. At Port Lympne we pride ourselves on excellent customer care to ensure that our guests get the best out of their experience. We are so pleased...More

    Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

    Stayed with my wife at the weekend overnight. The experience starts with a guide tour of the park, going slow to have plenty of time to view the animals. Once at the Lodge there is a welcome drink awaiting and a chance to settle into...More

    1  Thank Adam P
    Response from HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Giraffe LodgeResponded September 15, 2017

    Dear Adam P, Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review on Giraffe Lodge. We are so pleased that you had such a great experience while staying with us. From walking around our vast grounds and seeing all of our lovely animals...More

    Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

    Stayed overnight in the park great experience, glamping great time, great food. Overlooked the water hole all animals very close,giraffe, rhino, antelope and more. Would recommend with out a doubt.More

    Thank Ade_Bicester
    Response from HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Giraffe LodgeResponded September 2, 2017

    Dear Ade_Bicester, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and recommending us at Livingstone Lodge. We are thrilled that you had such an enjoyable stay and hope that you will come back and see us again very soon. Kind regards The Livingstone...More

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    Response from Suze C | Reviewed this property |
    We recently stayed at Livingstone Lodges, once we checked in at guest services we did then have an itinerary. We had a safari followed by an evening meal. The following morning we had breakfast followed by another safari. As... More
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    "Front row at Giraffe Lodge - worth the extra few quid!"
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    "Choose Rhino or Cheetah"
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    "Choose an ensuite tent, they are at the front so you get the best views"
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    "Elephant is very good for all amenities."
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