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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Wildlife Park

NTAA MEMBER

Africa Alive!

Africa Alive!

Address

Kessingland,
Lowestoft,
Suffolk,
NR33 7TF

Details

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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled 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 at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website www.africa-alive.co.uk or telephone (01502) 740291. Africa Alive!, Kessingland, Lowestoft, NR33 7TF

Prices

Please contact Guest Information for details or visit www.africa-alive.co.uk for admission prices.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct Spirit of Madagascar
Sat 2 - Sun 24 Dec Christmas at Africa Alive!

Location

Directions

Plan route to Africa Alive! using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TM 521865  Lat: 52.41857 Long: 1.70681

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

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Lowestoft station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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

Parking

  • 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)

General

  • 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

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • 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