They’re not actually in trees, but new Treehouse suites offer a very stylish option at this Aspinall Foundation safari park. But pity the toddler at risk of getting her fingers bitten off by an out-of-control door
Having never been on a proper African safari before, or even to a safari park, I feel quite excited as I pass through the gates of Port Lympne – disproportionately so for a journey from Ashford International that isn’t Paris-bound. This is mainly on behalf of my 22-month-old daughter, who for the first time will get to see animals that aren’t ratty park pigeons or cats, but also on account of the fun safari-camp vibe that is apparent as soon as we enter the wildlife park.
Khaki-clad staff from the bush-lodge-style reception toss our bags into an open-sided truck and we’re driven to our digs down a bumpy lane beneath thick foliage, passing monkey enclosures and two rhinos in a field.