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Africa Alive!

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Whites Lane | Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF, England
+44 1502 740291
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Great day out.

This was my fourth visit. I came with my elderly mother and we had a fantastic time. We both have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diana M
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Great days out from 6nonths to 60 and beyond.

I've been there twice now, as its only around the corner and have enjoyed both occasions. A little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin B
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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 1 week ago via mobile

This was my fourth visit. I came with my elderly mother and we had a fantastic time. We both have our reservations about zoos, but the animals here all appear very well looked after in a lovely environment. There is plenty to see and you...More

Thank Diana M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there twice now, as its only around the corner and have enjoyed both occasions. A little u doryjnatebthat the wide plains trips stk feed the giraffes was operational in the winter months But with so much rain recently it was understandable why. Pleasant...More

Thank Colin B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day walking around looking at the animals - quiet Spring day with a number of families around. The animals looked to have good areas with though about stimulation for them in their habitats. The talks by the keepers at feeding times were interesting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming here for the last 4 years and enjoy it every time. Large range of animals with lots to see. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited on Thursday of last week and the gentleman who did the 11:30 bird presentation was fantastic. One...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great family visit here, would recommend that you see for yourself. All the staff are very friendly and the whole place is just marvellous

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at a loss of what to do on the last day of our holiday. We saw the sign for Africa alive on our way to the shops and decided to visit instead. We are so glad we did. My kids had a fantastic...More

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still think it’s expensive but kids and grandparents had lovely couple of hours exploring and seeing the different animals on show, all of whom looked very healthy and content

Thank Sycho
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Africa Alive in the off season. This meant that some of the animals were not visible as it was too cold for them. This is understandable but I would have thought a winter pricing system should be in place to reflect this. There...More

1  Thank Brononeill
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MartinDupee, Director of Operations at Africa Alive!, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting your review. You make no mention of specifically when you visited. We do reduce our prices in the winter months as we are more than aware that the colder, shorter days make the day a very different one. That said, many...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to the zoo on the only sunny day of our holiday. We were bought a family pass for all 8 of us. We have 6 children ages 14, 13,12,11 7 &7. They all had a great time. We watched the lions...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 29th March. Chose to go to this zoo with our Jimmys farm membership, which got us 50% off ticket price. We both had a lovely day, there's lots of different animals to see. There are a few animals that aren't in other zoo's...More

Thank Rachel W
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MartinDupee, Director of Operations at Africa Alive!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback and kind comments. These have been passed on to the manager. Hopefully you will get the opportunity to visit again soon.

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andrewandmelinda
9 April 2018|
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Response from MartinDupee | Property representative |
Hi, Any guest of an annual pass holder can visit Africa Alive! or Banham Zoo at our published group rate. The annual pass holder must be present for the visit.
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Emma K
16 February 2018|
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Response from MartinDupee | Property representative |
Hi. Our admission prices online are exactly the same as those on the gate. Regretfully Trip Advisor doesnt like having links which take you away from their site so I cannot direct you with a single click however when... More
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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.
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