Amur Tiger Lodge

Smarden, Kent
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Wake to the roar of the lions! Enjoy an amazing unforgettable Big Cat experience in the depths of the Kent countryside, stay in an African Style lodge, meet the 50 beautiful endangered cats on a VIP Tour, take a walk on the wild side with one of the keepers. Great for couples, celebrations and conservationists.

  • Set in 32 acres of grassland in peaceful and tranquil in the countryside of Smarden
  • Surrounded by some of the world's most magnificent predators
  • A unique, worthwhile wonderful wildlife experience in the heart of Kent

About Amur Tiger Lodge

Set in 32 acres of grassland in peaceful and tranquil in the countryside of Smarden, an amazing experience awaits you at the exclusive Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent. A unique opportunity in the UK to join a Big Cat Walking Safari and overnight lodge experience, hosted by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation.

Arrive at 2.30pm for an afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco in the Heritage Lodge Welcome Centre overlooking the tigers and lions, followed by a VIP tour with one of the keepers, where you will be able to meet the wonderful cats. After freshening up in your lodge enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink and an evening meal in the Heritage Lodge Conservatory overlooking the African Lions. They are so close it feels like they literally walking past your table.

A peaceful night's sleep will follow, while you are surrounded by some of the world's most magnificent predators!
The next day you will wake to the roar of the lions! Breakfast will be served in the Heritage Lodge Conservatory followed by a walk on the wild side with one of the Keepers. Your morning tour includes a hand feed of one of the cats, and concludes at approximately 11am with a visit to the gift shop.

The peace and tranquillity of the site in Smarden provides a sanctuary and excellent conditions for the successful breeding of the beautiful, yet endangered cats both large and small within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.

A unique, worthwhile wonderful wildlife experience in the heart of Kent.

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What makes this area
So special...

The Big Cat Sanctuary is set in the heart of the countryside in Smarden, Kent and is run by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation. WHF, The Big Cat Sanctuary, was the vision of Peter Sampson and the Sampson family; great credit should be given to them for their enthusiasm and determination to bring this project alive and recognition of their enduring support and enthusiasm for the charity.

Property details

Amur Tiger Lodge: Sleeps two in one bedroom, with one shower room. Set in the grounds, free car parking.

Ground Floor

Sitting room seating 2, Smart TV, Fridge, mini bar

Master Bedroom (sleeps two) with a double bed, Smart TV

Bathroom with WC, shower and basin.


Veranda seating two, set in beautifully maintained landscaped gardens



Electric wall heaters

Use of bathrobes

Complimentary toiletries and slippers

Tea and coffee facilities

All meals provided including afternoon tea, welcome drinks, dinner & breakfast

What you need to know

All meals provided 

Parking in private car park

The lodge is located on one level only.  

The property is suitable for adults only

To raise much needed funds the charity relies on donations and specialized experiences, including Ranger for the Day, Big Cat Experience, Photographic Workshops, Bespoke Events, Weddings and Big Cat Adoptions.

There are 4 African style lodges onsite and all are named after 4 Big Cats: Amur Tiger/Amur Leopard/Lion and Snow Leopard. Guests will be allocated in one of these lodges. 

Check-in at 2:30 pm , check out at 11:00 am.

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