Africa Alive, Kessingland

Make Your Day Out a Big Adventure!

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!, is the 'Plains of Africa', the perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including our graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos. During the summer visitors to the park have the opportunity to go on safari with our senior animal keeper for a personal guided tour around the plains where you will get up close to these magnificent creatures, a truly unforgettable 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 right in with the action – as you walk-through the lemur's enclosure! The park is also home to some other amazing primates including bushbabies, Colobus monkeys, drills 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 see 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 Road Train' 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 is also a mini golf, young explorer's challenge and the Might Zulu Nation Theatre Troupe.

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.

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

Free Attraction


Wheelchair friendly



  • Street Address: Africa Alive
  • Postcode: NR337TF
  • City: Kessingland
  • County: Suffolk



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