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Stay in an African safari lodge and go wildlife spotting…..in Kent

Do you dream of going on an African safari but wonder how on earth you’ll find the money to take the whole family?  Well, our safari lodges in a wild animal park in Kent may be the answer to your dreams!  While you’re saving up for the big trip, how about spending a week or a long weekend at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent where you can stay in a safari tent, sip a sundowner from a waterhole viewpoint, and get up at the crack of dawn to go on a guided safari.

Safari tent exterior

Safari tent exterior

Elephant Lodge is a perfect place to enjoy your wild camping experience without sacrificing your home comforts or leaving the UK! The camp comprises thirteen luxury tented lodges, nine of which overlook the elephant paddocks and have stunning views of the cheetah enclosure, as well as looking across the Romney marsh to the Kent coastline. With well-appointed interiors and the chance to spot African elephants and cheetahs, Elephant Lodge offers a glamping experience like no other.

Close up with the elephants

Close up with the elephants

Cheetah

Cheetah

Every lodge sleeps up to 8 people.  There are two double bedrooms, one double sofa bed in the living area and bunk beds in the twin room. The lodges have private toilet and shower facilities and a log burning stove to keep you cosy.

Cabin room in tent

Cabin room in tent

Double room in tent

Double room in tent

A stay at Elephant Lodge entitles you to free unlimited entry to both Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Parks as well as access to evening activities like walking tours of the park with a keeper and evening safari tours after the park is closed to the public.

Tent interiors

Tent interiors

From £510 (three nights) / £1360 (7 nights) per tent.

Surroundings

Surroundings

Glamping in Oxfordshire – in a Horse Lorry

Brand new to our portfolio is this fabulous converted horse lorry near Banbury in Oxfordshire.  Lovingly renovated, and sitting on a pretty Georgian farm, the 1974 Bedford TK horse lorry sleeps 2 people in surprising comfort!  If you’re in search of unique places to stay, or quirky holidays, then you’ve come to the right place.

Converted horse lorry

Converted horse lorry

Inside, the lorry has a very comfortable king sized bed which is raised up above the cab of the horse lorry so you can enjoy views over the fields. Step down from the bedroom area into the dining area, where you will find tea/coffee making facilities, table and chairs. If you’re desperate to squeeze in a couple of extras, there’s a sofa bed which can accommodate a further two people.  On the other side of the field is a composting loo and shower.

View from horse lorry deck

View from horse lorry deck

Patio doors from the lorry lead out to a decked area where you can sunbathe, eat breakfast on fine days, and admire wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. You may well find sheep and their lambs just below you.

Horse lorry king sized bed

Horse lorry king sized bed

A 10 minute stroll across the fields is where you can find the local pub, which provides delicious home cooked food every day. The local area full of picturesque country walks, pretty cycle routes and lovely pubs and for the culture vultures amongst you, nearby you will find plenty of museums and other attractions including Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, Towcester Races, Silverstone Circuit, Royal Leamington Spa, Boddington Reservoir, Blenheim Palace and Sulgrave Manor.

Horse lorry interior

Horse lorry interior

A stay in the horse lorry costs £100 for 1 night, £190 for 2 nights, £500 for one week.

Glamping personified!  To see our other wagons and caravans, click here.