The Park is open every day from 9:30am, except Christmas and Boxing Days. Closing times vary with the seasons:
Last admission is normally 1 hour before park closing time. See zoo's website for the latest information, and when each season applies.
Reduced prices apply in winter. See zoo's website for full details of concessions and the latest prices.
Africa Alive! is a walking safari set in 100 acres.
Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, hyenas and many more animals and birds from the African continent.
Visit the 'Plains of Africa' to see giraffe, antelope, zebra, rhino and ostrich roam freely together as they would in the wild.
For the under 12's there is an amazing innovative indoor adventure play area aptly named 'The Wild Zone'. Watch and listen to the daily feeding talks, seasonal Bird of Prey displays and climb aboard the safari roadtrain for a free journey around the Park. Look, learn and play in the 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, snack shacks, free car parking, disabled facilities and a gift shop where you can find presents and gifts for everyone including yourself.
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Free, located right by the entrance
Limpopo Station Restaurant, food pavilion, refreshment kiosks and picnic areas
Discovery centre and soft play, jungle clearing adventure play, farm yard corner
No dogs (including guide dogs) or other pets allowed in the Park. Children under 15 must be accompanied, no commercial filming or photography without permission of the Park. Do not climb on or under safety barriers, do not feed the animals and respect the animals.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Invertebrates
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
Cheetahs, lions, rhinos, chimpanzees, giraffes, hyenas, zebra, lemurs, meerkats.
Kingdom of the Lion and Lookout Lodge, Plains of Africa, Lemur Islands
Crazy golf, woodland walk, gift shop, animal sponsorship, experience days, birthday parties, variety of feeding time talks and displays, free safari road train around the park with live commentary
How To Get There:
Africa Alive is located 3 miles south of Lowestoft on the A12 Lowestoft - Ipswich main road. It is signposted from all major routes - just follow the brown tourist signs.
Follow the A12 north east around Chelmsford and Colchester towards Ipswich. Turn right onto A14 and follow it around Ipswich before turning left back onto the A12 for Lowestoft. Continue on A12 to Kessingland, 3 miles south of Lowestoft. Turn right at roundabout onto B1437 (signposted Kessingland and Africa Alive / Suffolk Wildlife Park). The entrance to Africa Alive will then be a short distance on the right.
From Great Yarmouth:
Follow the A12 south to Lowestoft. Follow the signs through Lowestoft for Ipswich and/or Africa Alive (Suffolk Wildlife Park). These may direct you to either continue on A12 or take the A1117 through Lowestoft. Once back on the A12 after leaving Lowestoft, continue to second turning for Kessingland. Turn left at roundabout onto B1437 (signposted Kessingland and Africa Alive / Suffolk Wildlife Park). The entrance to Africa Alive will then be a short distance on the right.
Follow the A146 towards Lowestoft. About 2.5 miles after bypassing the village of Barnby, turn right at roundabout onto B1384. Continue on B1384 past the Transport Museum and through the village of Carlton Colville, to junction with A1117. Turn right at roundabout onto A1117 (signposted Ipswich). If you miss the turning onto the B1384, continue on A146 into Lowestoft, and turn right onto A1117 there. Continue on A1117 to junction with A12. Turn right at roundabout onto A12 (signposted Ipswich). Continue on A12 to second turning for Kessingland. Turn left at roundabout onto B1437 (signposted Kessingland and Africa Alive / Suffolk Wildlife Park). The entrance to Africa Alive will then be a short distance on the right.
From Cambridge and the West:
Follow the A14 past Newmarket and into Bury St. Edmonds. Turn left onto A143 towards Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Turn right onto A146 and continue to Lowestoft and Africa Alive as described above (from Norwich).
Data on this page last updated: Aug 25 2015