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Africa Alive!, Lowestoft

4.4
#1 of 56 in Wildlife in East Anglia
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
Africa Alive! features 40 hectares (100 acres) of African wildlife, offering visitors close encounters with lions, giraffes, lemurs, and dozens of other species, all in a re-created natural environment. Explore the African savannah or the lion's domain yourself, or book a guided safari tour with a senior animal keeper. There is an elaborate interactive play area for kids up to 12, and visitors of all ages have the opportunity to learn more about the park's animals through hands-on demonstrations, displays, and activities. Two restaurants offer a wide range of options, including lighter fare and vegetarian cuisine, and snack bars located throughout the park let you grab something on the go. With our world travel planner, Lowestoft attractions like Africa Alive! can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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4.4
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  • Great day out..!! We took our 4 grandchildren ages 3-12 plenty to do to keep them all amused and occupied. The animals appeared very well cared for. Day enhanced by the lovely weather..  more »
  • Although I felt the entrance fee was a little excessive - the place was tidy and was a lovely day. Restaurant/Cafe could do with a bit of a makeover but the staff very helpfull and friendly.  more »
  • Fantastic place to visit with the whole family. Staff are very friendly aswell! Highly recommend. Keep a eye out for the night time visits in the summer!!!!  more »
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  • Wow it was Fantastic...we spent all day here and didn't manage to get round it all but we went to nearly every talk. Keepers were brilliant and knew their animals. Man on train did a live commentary..he was excellent and knew all the animals. All Keepers hands on and approachable..best zoo staff I have come across! Top tip.. Pick up their leaflet to get a discount voucher . Took a picnic so didn't try cafes out.. Lots of benches and loos
  • It's a brilliant zoo to visit. We've been twice now and have really enjoyed it. There is a wheel chair and mobility scooter available to hire but you have to get there early to get it. The animals look cared for and the enclosures seem to be well designed for their needs. There is a play area for the children and a couple of cafe areas - as with most places, they are quite expensive to buy food from. I would advise booking tickets online to save a few pounds. Definitely recommend a day trip here.
  • Good range of animals, plenty of additional activities where staff explain more about the animals. The animals themselves are in decent sized and clean enclosures and you can get a good view of them. A nice place to go for a walk in a sunny day.
  • This is a lovely place with more to do than you can manage in a day. Lovely idea for kids to get a medal at the end. 4 stars because I liked the Cotswolds one more.
  • My family and I have been here twice now and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. The park was very nice and the animals all seemed very happy and well cared for. Well worth the money for an excellent family day out. I would highly recommend and will be visiting again.

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