Don’t drug up tigers. That’s bad.
In an ideal world, tigers would be left to their natural habitats and the like, but with all of the poachers in the world and generally bad people, that’s not always an option.
Also, like it or loathe it, zoos exist and they probably will for a long time, especially since they’re sometimes the best option for certain animals.
It varies, doesn’t it? Sometimes you get awful zoos that have the animals living in abject filth, and sometimes you have these wonderful places, more like reserves, where the animals can roam around and have fun.
Port Lympne is one of the latter – even though it’s technically a reserve – and they look after animals such as lions, tigers, wolves and rhinos, but it’s the tigers we’re interested in here.
Everyone knows that tigers are pretty cool, coming with a pretty sweet paint job and just being big, but did you know you could sleep amongst them… sort-of?
Basically, Port Lympne is also a hotel in Kent, South England, and one of the lodges they offer is nestled within the tiger enclosure, complete with a glass wall so you can get right up close to the big cats.
It looks amazing…
The bad news – and there is bad news – is that a stay there is categorically not cheap. It costs from £1000-a-night and you know, shit.
Bottle of Bubbly in lodge on arrival
Golf buggy (from 2pm on day of arrival until 1.00pm on day of departure)
Complimentary truck safari from Base Camp
Entrance to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Entrance to Howletts Wild Animal Park
So it could be worse…
Come on, you get to see the tigers way up close from, like, you house?!
Images via Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Getty
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down. You can contact Alfie at [email protected]Follow