As many of us are choosing to take our summer breaks in the UK, with so many unspoiled beauty spots to explore and enjoy, Giraffe Hall at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve could be your next staycation for 2021.
The Grade 2 listed Wealdan Hall House, which dates back to the 15th and 16 century, is being transformed into a luxury 10-bedroomed hotel to officially open next year, with 5 additional luxury cabins, all of which will offer views of Kent's largest wild animal park.
The sprawling 600-acre site is home to more than 900 animals including the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, western lowland gorillas, monkeys, tigers, lions, leopards and more.
Giraffe Hall is closest to the giraffe habitat, which will offer visitors the chance to be neighbours with these graceful animals - and possibly feed them if they if they get close enough.
Port Lympne is believed to be the first of its kind in the western hemisphere, and this unique experience is said to "offer a luxury safari feel while incorporating the comforts and décor of an English stately home".
The rooms have been designed by interior designer and conservationist Victoria Aspinall.
It is expected to open in 2021, and due to popular demand, the hotel and reserve has just launched its waiting list.
Ticket proceeds help fund the care of the animals, as well as supporting their projects oversees. In conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation, they have released more than 70 gorillas into the wild, and transferred 8 black rhino from their Kent parks to Africa.
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