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NR33 7TF

Africa Alive! - African Animal Adventure

Africa Alive! - African Animal Adventure


Welcome to Africa Alive! Get close to the animals and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the world’s most vibrant and exciting continent!

New in 2015 - Lakeside Boardwalk & hide
The Wader's Lake at the lower end of Africa Alive!, originally man-made, has been extended to give our visitors better access and an opportunity of spending some time viewing the itinerant visiting birdlife. The project will provide an opportunity for our visitors a discreet viewing area over the lake.

Discover the fascinating lives of our animals at the daily feeding talks. Look, learn and play in our fun-packed Discovering Centre and meet some of our smaller residents at the animal encounter talks.

Climb aboard our Free Safari Road train for an exciting journey around Africa Alive! And see how many amazing animals you can spot from your carriage!

Experience the Plains of Africa - an awe-inspiring presentation of the African Savannah, where the animals roam freely together as they do in the wild!! Get up close and personal with our Rhinos, Giraffes and Zebras! Join one of our senior keepers on the Plains of Africa Safari Experience for a personal guided tour and an unforgettable experience amongst the animals of 'The Plains of Africa'! (Additional charge for safari experience, book on day of visit)

Encounter the 'King of the Jungle' and enjoy a stunning bird's-eye view of the lion’s domain from the Lookout Lodge. Leave the Plains of Africa for a moment and head for the farmyard. Children will love to feed and stroke the animals. And if you're feeling brave, visit the scary lizards and bats in the house next door.

Lemur Encounters - where the wildlife can't wait to meet you! Come and be captivated by our beautiful lemurs. Experience their incredible antics as you walk through their wooded enclosure. They won't fail to bring a smile to your face and they'll ensure that a truly magical experience is had by all!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

Open daily from 9.30am every day! Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Please contact Guest Information for details or visit for more price information.



See location of Africa Alive! on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 521865  Lat: 52.41867 Long: 1.70665

By road :
5 minutes south of Lowestoft off the A12.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Lowestoft station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • disruption to animals

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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