Africa Alive!


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Make your day out an adventure with a visit to Africa Alive!. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa discovering lions, giraffe, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent!
This summer enjoy our fantastic new “Meet the Meerkat Mob” walkthrough habitat and look out for special appearances from some children’s favourite characters such as; “Alice in Wonderland”; Paw Patrol; Paddington; Minions; Trolls; Peter Rabbit and Hey Duggee as well as the ever popular Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Troupe - check out our website for diary dates.
The spectacular centrepiece of Africa Alive!, our ‘Plains of Africa’, is the perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including our graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos. During the summer months there is even the chance to get up close to these magnificent creatures with our awe-inspiring ‘Plains of Africa’ experience! You could choose to get even closer to our giraffe, ring-tailed lemurs, aardvarks or meerkats in one of our other amazing on the day experiences available.
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of our magnificent lions from our viewing point ‘Lookout Lodge’ and visit ‘Lemur Encounters’, which offers you the chance to get right in with the action – as you walk-through the lemurs’ enclosure!  The zoo is also home some other amazing primates including bushbabies, colobus monkeys, and the endangered drill.
The zoo is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside and also offers the chance to spot a wide range of British wildlife. Bird lovers can also enjoy spotting native nature from our ‘Wader’s Lake’ boardwalk or seeing some African feathered friends on our Woodland Walk!
Learn some amazing facts about our animals during our exciting feeding talks or climb aboard the free Safari Roadtrain for an entertaining journey around the zoo. Look, learn and play in our fun-packed “Discovery Centre” and meet some of our smaller residents at the animal encounter sessions.
The zoo offers a great outdoor adventure play area, as well as restaurants, free car parking, disabled facilities and a gift shop, where you can find presents and gifts for everyone.
With many events taking place throughout the year, check out our website or follow Africa Alive! on social media to ensure you don’t miss out!
Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website or telephone (01502) 740291. Africa Alive!, Kessingland, Lowestoft, NR33 7TF




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Public Transport

First Eastern Counties 99 service to Kessingland is available from Lowestoft. There is a 5 min walk from the bus station to the park entrance. For more details and bus times please visit their website.

Anglian Bus's 7, 61 and 61A services visit Kessingland every 20 minutes on their routes to and from Southwold, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. There is a 5 minute walk from the bus stop to the Park entrance. For more details and bus times please visit their website.

Boarder Bus's 146 service visits Kessingland from Lowestoft and Norwich. There is a 10 minute walk from the bus stop to the Park entrance. For more details and bus times please visit their website.

A day exploring the wilds of Africa is enough to give anyone an appetite!

Explorers Restaurant

The Explorers Restaurant is located near the Park entrance and "The Wild Zone" indoor adventure play area and hosts a range of healthy eating options to suit every appetite. The restaurant offers Daily Specials, jacket potatoes with a selection of hot and cold fillings, vegetarian options as well as children's meals and our 'Kidz Mix' range.

Limpopo Restaurant

The relaxing watering hole with a taste of Africa!

If you fancy a quieter place to relax and unwind whilst at the Park, Limpopo Restaurant offers a great place to refuel with an ever-changing selection of freshly cooked snacks and light meals to satisfy the adventurer in you. Guests can eat indoors or 'al fresco' on the terrace whilst taking in the sights and sounds of the Park.  (Opening times vary).

Snack Shacks

In addition to our restaurants, Snack Shacks are located around the park where you can buy hot and cold snacks, drinks and a selection of ice creams whilst en route. (Seasonal opening).

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