Akamba Garden Centre, Solihull

3.9
Transport yourself to Africa at Akamba Garden Centre, an exotic garden, gallery, and restaurant. Explore the Kenyan-inspired gardens: walk through the palm trees and spot model elephants and giraffes. Sit down, relax in the exotic atmosphere, and enjoy food and drinks from the Tribe Eatery. Make sure to pop into the gallery to see a wide range of African art. The center regularly hosts live music evenings, ranging from reggae music to a Michael Jackson tribute. Check online to see if any performances coincide with your visit. If you’ve been inspired by your taste of Africa and would like to take home an exotic plant with you, visit the on-site shop. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Akamba Garden Centre by using our Solihull travel route planning app .
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  • Excellent, different garden centre. Much more of a little taste of Africa,great for Kids, metal elephants and gorilla, seating in little hidden alcoves in the greenery. Food very good. Well worth a vi...  more »
  • I came across Akamba when trying to find a reptile experience for my moms birthday, and after visiting today we will definitely be going back again. Hannah was brilliant, she was very helpful in booki...  more »
  • WOW What a chance finding and so glad we did! It is a fabulous place to visit and has a great holiday feel, you feel like your in the Caribbean as soon as you step through the gates! The food was fabu...  more »
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  • A petting zoo with reptiles arachnids and birds attached to a great restaurant. Plenty to see and do especially in the summer and very cheap day out for all the family. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.
  • The place is far too dark, not enough lighting, there wasn’t enough staff one bar man and 2 waiters is ridiculous. the card machine wasn’t working so payments were an issue, our table wasn’t steady and was constantly rocking, the food orders were terribly managed no one knew what food was for which table, most of us finished eating before any of the kids food arrived it was a terrible start but apart from that the food was nice, very well done though cold. Cocktails were also disappointing.
  • Unique African Garden Centre on the outskirts of Solihull with life size metal zoo sculptures, small aviary and reptile house. Great for kids with small beach. Excellent Caribbean food and tribute nights.
  • Worst food I’ve ever had. The food was quite expensive but juxtaposingly poor. Would never come again and was ultimately a total waste of time and money. I don’t understand how they make any money.
  • a hidden gem that is worth finding, the site has a jungle feel to it and i could navigate it ok in my electric wheelchair, some wheelchair users may struggle, but generally it is accessible, as long as you remember that you are going over pathways that are natural, as long as you can wheel yourself on a forest type track you will be ok, everything was accessible the bird walk and reptiles is a bargain especially as the staff spend time with you to assist handling animals

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