Giraffe Lodge – The UK’s Only Overnight Safari LodgeGiraffe  

The 100 acres “Africa Experience” safari park in Kent, England, is a place where many African species are free to roam as if they were at home… except they don’t have to worry about fighting for meager water holes here.

When you arrive, you will get a glass of champagne and meet your enthusiastic guide. You are then taken on a safari experience to rival that of Africa, as all the animals are easily locatable in the vicinity of the lodge.

You then stop at your luxury tented camp, complete with a bar and restaurant. There is an elevated platform, so you can enjoy looking at the animals as you relax.

The open kitchen cooks a five-course African banquet for you and the other explorers, and the day is finished with story-telling and information about the important conservation work owners, The Aspinall Foundation, do in Africa.

The following day features another round of safari adventuring before returning you back to England, where you collect your bags.

Giraffe Lodge was formerly called Livingstone Lodge, and it's in the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park on the eastern bank of the United Kingdom.

Livingstone Lodges hotel

The accommodation is in glamping style, in luxurious tents overlooking the 600 acres of the national park.

Livingstone Lodges safari hotel in UK

The experience is pretty much like an African escape, except for the mosquitoes. No bites, and definitely no malaria is present here.

Laapa at night at Livingstone Lodge

The African-themed restaurant serves locally produced food.

Livingstone Lodge interior
Fire pit cooking

The Cheetah Tent has a stylish four-post bed, where you can stretch and relax after a long day of safari.

Cheetah tent room at Livingstone Lodge
Robes and bed

Black rhinos, wildebeests, zebras, ostrich, and many other species are roaming freely in front of your porch.

Veranda view on the safari

And, of course, you will see giraffes too on your safari trips.

Livingstone Lodge safari
Aldington Road, Lympne, Nr Hythe, Kent CT21 4PD, United Kingdom