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Africa Alive

Africa AliveWhites Lane
NR33 7TF
Telephone: 01502 740291


Africa Alive

At Africa Alive, explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent!.

The spectacular centrepiece of Africa Alive!, our “Plains of Africa”, is the perfect place to spot 5 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 “Plains of Africa” experience!

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 in with the action as you walk right through the lemurs’ enclosure! The park is also home some other amazing primates including bushbabies, colobus monkeys, drill and our new residents; the rare golden-bellied mangabeys.

The park 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 new “Wader’s Lake” boardwalk or seeing some African feathered friends on our Woodland Walk!

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.

There are lots of themed events taking place this year including our sport-themed event ‘On your Marks, Get Set, Go!’, as well as our ever popular ‘Africa by Night’ charity fundraising evening event.

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 presents and gifts for everyone.

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It may be worth checking out Africa Alive's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Africa Alive before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
Open daily from 9.30am, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
FREE car parking right by the entrance.
For closing times, please check our website or phone Guest Information:01502 740291


"I'm hungry"

Africa Alive! offers the Explorer’s Restaurant, the Limpopo Station Restaurant and the Snack Shacks.

healthy food

Vegetarian options, healthy eating options and Gluten Free choices are included on the menus.

"Can I have one of those?"

Soft toys, children’s books, t shirts, socks, mugs, stationary, sweets and ice creams, pocket money souvenirs and local produce. Games and puzzles.

"i need a wee"

Standard and disabled toilets. Baby changing facilities. Toddler loo seats and hand washing facilities.

and baby come too...

Milk and baby food warming facilities are available in the Explorer’s Restaurant.


"are we there yet?"

Africa Alive! is signposted off the A146 and A12 Follow the brown tourist signs For Satellite Navigation systems please enter: NR33 7TF, Whites Lane. First Eastern Counties 99 service to Kessingland is available from Lowestoft. There is a 5 minute walk from the bus station to the park entrance. Anglian Bus’s 7, 61, and 61A service visits Kessingland every 20 minutes on their routes to and from Southwold, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. There is a 10 minute walk from the bus to the park entrance. any top tips?

Disable access and facilities Hearing loop available at Guest Information.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
For admission prices please use the link provided or phone Guest Information on 01502 740291


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Africa AliveWhites Lane
NR33 7TF
Telephone: 01502 740291