Attractions, South East England, United Kingdom, Wildlife Parks

Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne, Wild Animal Park (N-bound), Lympne, United Kingdom

0844 842 4647

www.aspinallfoundation.org/port-lympne

In Kent, Port Lympne Reserve is popular with visitors, and is run by the Aspinall Foundation along with Howletts Wild Animal Park.

John Aspinall purchased Port Lympne in 1973 to support his growing animal collection, with it opening to the public in 1976. Aspinall ultimately believed that animals belonged in the wild and endeavoured to return them to safe areas where possible.

A reserve in the Congo was established in 1987 to protect the critically endangered lowland gorilla and many other projects have been established worldwide since then. The main spheres of conservation activity include captive breeding, education and the rehabilitation of confiscated wild animals.

Port Lympne Reserve is set in over 600 acres and offers a safari truck ride through an ‘African Experience’ where over 200 animals roam including giraffe and zebra. There are over 700 animals in total including the largest herd of black rhino in the UK.

Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne, Wild Animal Park (N-bound), Lympne, United Kingdom

In Kent, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is popular with visitors, and is run by the Aspinall Foundation along with Howletts Wild Animal Park. John Aspinall purchased Port Lympne in 1973 to support his growing animal collection, with it opening to the public in 1976.

Wildlife you might see at Port Lympne Reserve

African Elephant

The elephant native to Africa, which is larger than the Indian elephant and has larger ears and a two-lipped trunk.…

Siberian Tiger

Inhabiting the Sikhote Alin mountain regions, it is believed there are only around 400 left in the world. It is…

Black Rhino

A two-horned rhinoceros with a prehensile upper lip, native to eastern and central Africa. Referred to as black, its colours…

Snow Leopard

A large cat native to the mountain range of Central and South Asia. It is an endangered species with an…

Western Lowland Gorilla

One of two subspecies of the western gorilla, it is the smallest and can be found in Central Africa, in…

Cheetah

A large slender spotted cat found in Africa and parts of Asia. It's the fastest animal on land, with their…

Grant’s Zebra

Is the smallest species of zebra and the most abundant in the wild. They live in family groups of the…

Tapir

A large mammal, similar shape to a pig with a short prehensile snout. It is classified as an endangered species…

Family and group offers at Port Lympne Reserve

Families

Families can become a Passport or Gold Card holder. Benefits include exclusive discounts on a range of animal experiences and encounters as well as guided tours and photography courses, exclusive offers and discounts throughout the year on retail and catering purchases, passport and Gold Card Holders Days and monthly email updates.

Groups

Additional activities available for groups including bespoke safaris, guided tours, team building activities, talks by expert animal teams and lunches.

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