Our family of 5 (children of 24, 19 and 16) all really enjoyed our glamping experience. My husband had organised it as something different for my birthday treat.The tents are very comfortable and the views from the site are fabulous. On one side, a mountain cat taking his nightly walk in the tree walkway, in front of the tents you look across for miles to the sea; look down and you can see an elephant and to the right, cheetahs.
The food in the restaurant was good; the Mongolian bbq was delicious and different.
The nightly safaris are excellent and all the staff are very friendly and the talks interesting. A brilliant place for young and old.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bear Lodge is a luxury 'glamping' experience in spacious tented accommodation, with stunning views over our brand new bear enclosure, out to the Romney Marsh and English Channel. Formerly known as Elephant Lodge, family and friends can stay for 1, 3, 4 or 7 nights on our secure gated site, with parking. 19 luxury tents with en suite facilities, each comfortably sleeping six people, surround our central Bear Lodge Clubhouse and children's play area. Inside the tents, there's a spacious living area, including the 'bear necessities' such as cutlery, crockery, a small fridge and sink, plus, separate sleeping areas with real beds and comfy mattresses. The on-site clubhouse restaurant has a brand new menu for 2016, including traditional South American dishes, to compliment the arrival of our bear pair. We've also fully refurbished our bar area and alongside our new cocktail menu, guests can sample our exclusive 'spectacled beer'. A stay at Bear Lodge, includes entry to Port Lympne Reserve and sister park Howletts, near Canterbury and additional experiences are available to book including private Ranger guided safaris, animal experiences, archery, fishing, cycling and zorbing, so every day can be filled with wild adventures! ... more less