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Reviewed September 2, 2011

I stayed at the Livingstone Lodges at Port Lympne in Kent with my daughters, all in their twenties to celebrate my eldest daughter's upcoming wedding.
From the very start it was a wonderful experience and we couldn't fault our stay throughout. All of the staff were friendly, helpful and informative. The accommodation was excellent and the views from the lodges were incredible. We were lucky enough to be right by the waterhole and at sunset watched the zebras, ostriches and numerous types of deer . In the distance (although not too far away) we could see the rhinos and giraffes. On the journey to the lodges the giraffes came right up to the truck.
The food for our evening meal and breakfast the next morning was delicious and the service again was impeccable.
We couldn't have asked for more, it was a wonderful way to celebrate a very special occasion.

3  Thank Andrea S
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

We booked the Livingstone Lodge overnight safari after having seen it reviewed in a magazine. It was a lovely experience. From the champagne welcome to the goodbyes at the end of our stay the whole thing was extremely well managed by our excellent and friendly african hosts. We enjoyed the safari rides through the park and the talks given by the guides at each animal encounter made the whole thing even better.
The lodge with it's well equiped and comfy tents is great and the meal we had in the evening cooked in the fire pit was truly a gastronomic feast. We slept well, only woken by the sounds of the animals - african wild dogs barking, zebra snufling and the wilderbeest making whatever sound it is they make! After a hearty breakfast we had our second truck safari and then sadly had to say goodbye.
We spent the rest of the day in the park and, contrary to the negative comments seen on TripAdvisor (these people must be very hard to please or else really enjoy complaining) we really enjoyed walking round and seeing the other animals we hadnt seen on the safari.
If you can't get to Africa on a real safari, then this is the next best thing. We really can't speak highly enough of the superb rangers/hosts and the excellent food - well worth a trip if you want a night away that is a little out of the ordinary!

1  Thank Jon B
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

We have just returned from a trip to livingstone lodge and cant wait to go back again, our guide Sandile was amazing he was so knowledgeable talking to about all the animals and during the evening in the lapa he was a marvellous host, Andrew and the chefs were great and the food you couldn't fault. well done Port lympne

Thank Nawtymonkey
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Reviewed September 28, 2008

We went for the expensive over night safari stay in tents wiht safari adn then full day in the park. The tents were very comfy and good view. Nice meal at nght over looking the park. Rhino wandering while we ate. Early morning safari . Lions and elephants not in the park so mainly zebra and wilderbest. Lions and eles are in the zoo part of the park so not roaming free. The Gorilla enclosure is very good. Have seen Gorilla in the wild so did feel a little sorry to see them in captivity- however if they have to be in captivity the way they are treated here is very good. Not so the lions and tigers who are obviously board and in small enclosures.

A very good time, sad in some parts but a good experience.

Thank Neilcatele
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