Kent Guide - Wildlife

Kent is widely known as “The Garden of England”. True to its name this lush green county is full of flora and fauna which can be enjoyed easily. There are a lot of public pathways, byways and glorious beaches in the area which are free to enjoy. There are also a number of places where you can see more unusual plants and creatures.

There are Wildlife Parks at Port Lympne near Hythe, and Howletts near Canterbury which are devoted to the conservation of endangered species. With programmes fostering all manner of wild animals including tigers, elephants and gorillas these ethical parks are well worth visiting and supporting.  Indigenous wildlife can of course be enjoyed in walks and rambles throughout the county. 

There are also several sanctuaries operated by the RSPB and organisations such as the Wildwood Trust which is situated near the lovely Herne Bay. Coastal Kent is an ideal location for bird watchers. With our positioning on the South East we are lucky to have a variety of bird sightings that other parts of the country don’t witness.

We have an abundance of attractions, parks, and open countryside which keeps people returning to the county. If you are traveling to the area you may find the listed information useful for getting to Port Lympne, and Howletts. 

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Nr Hythe
CT21 4PD

Howletts Wild Animal Park
Nr Canterbury