Wilde Adventures

George & Marney Wilde's Cruise Blog

Northern Europe Explorer: 24 Days

May 22-June 15 2011

Dover UK

Google Interactive Map: The Big Picture

Google Interactive Map: Dover
Download Port Lympne Wild Animal Park Map (below photo on the linked page)

BELOW: Iimages at the Dover Cruise Terminal and
pictures from the Wild Animal Park at Port Lympne

Activities:

Cruise Embarkation, Port Stop, Disembarkation

Vendors:

Holland America Line

On our own via Heritage Taxi to the Amimal Park at Port Lympne

Why Selected?

The Wild Animal Park is known for its colleciton of Black Rhinos and because Ambam, the only known gorilla to spend considerable time walking upright, is here. The Park houses its collection in open territories, similar to San Diego Zoological Society's Safari Park.

Photo Slide Show: 13 photos; click anywhere in the photo to advance.

Tips/Tricks:

We arranged for a taxi via e-mail; link for Dover Heritage is above in Vendor section. Cost was about 20 pounds each way; getting another couple to split the cost would be an idea to consider. We found them to be reliable and responsive to schedule changes. Purchasing entry tickets to the Wild Animal Park online is cheaper; link is above in Vendor section. Travel time from the cruise terminal to the Park is less than 30 minutes if there is no traffic problem.

Comments:

Notes on transport to Dover from London are on the London page. The Wild Animal Park is an easy journey from the cruise terminal and can easily be the port excursion for the day. The Park was apparently recently re-designed; the signage is not complete at this writing and the area is not mobility friendly; there's considerable walking to reach the trucks (which would be challenging to climb into if one has mobility issues) and a lot of walking between the truck routes. However, this is an excellent way to see the beautiful countryside of the Kent area.

Photos by George Wilde © 2011
Web design and text: Marney Wilde • Map layout: George Wilde;
© 2011 by Marney & George Wilde