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Africa Alive!

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Whites Lane | Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF, England
+44 1502 740291
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Not very busy, daughter enjoyed collecting stamps .

We came here for my daughter's 3rd Birthday in October. It was a very cold day so wasn't very busy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Essex, United Kingdom
Highly recommended!

Visited with my boyfriend in low season. Tickets seemed pricey at first but after we left it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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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Whites Lane | Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for my daughter's 3rd Birthday in October. It was a very cold day so wasn't very busy. On arrival we were given a booklet of different stamps to collect which my daughter enjoyed. Once they were all collected we went to collect...More

Thank lilmounte35
MartinDupee, Director of Operations at Africa Alive!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting your review. I am sorry if you felt that we fell short of what you expected of your day out. This seems to be centered on the lack of an opportunity for guests to feed the animals. We do offer feeding...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my boyfriend in low season. Tickets seemed pricey at first but after we left it was well worth the money! Lots to see and our highlights were the feeding times of the animals and the Lemur enclosure! Perfect to fill the time and...More

Thank abcdefgkateyrr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The advantage to arriving in the colder months, is that it was incredibly quiet - we only saw a handful of other visitors despite it being a Saturday (though also a bit of a dull and occasionally wet day too), which suits me as I'm...More

Thank YomYomYom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here today whilst on hols in the area. Due to being the winter season it was really quite which was lovely for us as all the animals where out and about. They all looked lovely and healthy and very happy which is aways lovely...More

Thank claireadixon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo with lots to see and animals not caged up so much, especially in summer when our on the plains. Good coffee shop with lunch and 10% off when season ticket holder. Some paths are very muddy out pushchair just about gets round. Nice...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing the animals we're so close... we saw a few being fed and the keepers were great with the info they gave, my kids that range from 1-17 loved it and will definatly be coming back again..

Thank Stacey J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was okay but I thought expensive, not a huge place but very spread out, overall not to bad when we went plenty of baby animals which made it a great more enjoyable.

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice zoo, kiddies loved it. Just make sure you taking some comfy shoes as this is a massive place to walk round! Like all these places the food is ok but over priced so take a picnic with you! But as I said a good...More

Thank 373nathany
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We visited during October half term, didn’t know what to expect but crowd levels were comfortable which was good, lots of different animals to look at some were a-lot closer than others, we booked the meerkat experience which was great, the keeper really knew her...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on Sunday and had a great day. Not too busy which was fine and able to get round easily. Good quality food in restaurant for lunch and coffee. Bought a Meerkat experience as an extra and excellent knowledgable keeper who was extremely helpful and...More

Thank PHILb1247
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Janet D
14 October 2017|
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Response from Sandy L | Reviewed this property |
online is cheaper but not by much we had vouchers too so price wasn't too bad.
6 September 2017|
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Response from MartinDupee | Property representative |
The Plains of Africa is an awe-inspiring representation of the African savannah, where the animals roam freely together as they do in the wild. Limited placements available; participants must be 6 years or over.This... More
Colin W
10 June 2017|
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Response from MartinDupee | Property representative |
Hi, Karl. All of the prices are on our website. I am unable to provide a link on Trip Advisor however just put in Banham Zoo into the search bar and it will come up.