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Africa Alive!

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Address: Whites Lane | Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF, England
Phone Number:
+44 1502 740291
09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00

Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes,...

Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, rhinos, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent. The spectacular centrepiece of Africa Alive!, our "Plains of Africa" paddock, is the perfect place to spot 5 species of African savannah animals, including our graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos. Enjoy a bird's eye view of our magnificent lions from "Lookout Lodge", and visit "Lemur Encounters", which gives you the chance to get incredibly close to our ring-tailed lemurs as you walk through their enclosure! Bird lovers can also enjoy spotting native species from our new "Wader's Lake Boardwalk". Discover some amazing facts about our animals during our exciting feeding talks and seasonal Bird of Prey displays. Climb aboard the free Safari Roadtrain for an entertaining journey around the Park. Look, learn and play in our fun-packed Discovery Centre and meet some of our smaller residents at the animal encounter sessions. The park offers a great outdoor adventure play area, as well as restaurants, free car parking, disabled facilities and a gift shop where you can find souvenirs and gifts for everyone - including yourself! Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website

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took my 2 boys to this over the easter holidays it was great, food a little on the pricey side for jackets pots but overall good

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

took my 2 boys to this over the easter holidays it was great, food a little on the pricey side for jackets pots but overall good

Thank aclarkson1973
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good range of African animals including some really unusual ones like the aardvarks. Most of the animals seem to have enough space and seem happy. It's not too big that you get tired by the end of the day. Good value and a large portion of the entrance fee goes to charity. Only downside was the cafe. The food... More 

Thank VolcanoDiver
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to visit - could spend all day there. Great for adults and kids, lots to see and do. Very clean with lots of large space for the animals. Green everywhere, very little concrete visible, paths kept to a minimum, meaning you walk along grass fields and pathways mostly. Great timetable of activities too. We thought it was expensive... More 

Thank Fraffy19
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very impressed all the animals looked relaxed and happy clean and tidy great views of all the animals easy to walk around grandchildren loved collecting the stamps they were very pleased with there medals at the end also loved the train ride a very enjoyable day out with good and easy parking we will be back .

Thank roy p
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day out here. There is alot of walking but if you have older children and you like a casual walk it's great. The train ride around the park was really informative and friendly lady who gave the mini tour was informative and lovely. The bird of prey show was brilliant and again really informative. The feeding... More 

Thank mummageorge1991
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really good medium sized zoo. The Africa plains with a number of large animals wandering about was very good. Lots of information available on the animals and their breeding programmes. Even had some animals we'd never heard of.

Thank Sean B
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been visiting for many years and keep returning to see how the park progresses year on year. The rhinos are our favourites!!

Thank Sara F
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all had a nice day ,the goats you could feed which was nice not as good as Colchester zoo over all .The price to get in was £19 odd which was dear I thought for 1 Adult when you get a brochure you get for your next trip a child free so if two family's go to visit like... More 

Thank karl f
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Africa Alive whilst on holiday over Easter. What a fantastic place. Though it was Easter holidays and a really nice day, it wasn't too busy. There was plenty to see in beautiful countryside so just walking around was pleasant in itself. The way the park was laid out enabled us to get a good view of all the... More 

Thank Sarah M
South East England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Africa Alive whilst staying at the adjacent campsite for the long Easter weekend. I have never visited before and I had a great and enjoyable day. The kids loved it, loads to do and see with really excellent animal encounters and observations. The bird of prey displays were brilliant and the staff we interacted with were knowledgable and... More 

Thank racy975

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