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Address: Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
Phone Number: 0121 733 3111
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Great to be back in Africa again

Akamba never fails to be a delight and it brings back such wonderful memories that it's almost like being back home again. Whatever the season it is lovely to be there and always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Akamba never fails to be a delight and it brings back such wonderful memories that it's almost like being back home again. Whatever the season it is lovely to be there and always brings some new surprises. The plant stock is first class as is the interesting range of coffees, cakes and other delicious dishes. The background music just oozes... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing served very quick no waiting around ... it was lovely & warm. Entertainment was gr8 me & my party danced all night. Will defo recommend & go there again :)

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Was looking for somewhere to buy a few herbs but what we discovered was a little gem !!! Absolutely fabulous place could have been in the heart of Africa not the middle of Shirley , great place can't wait to go back again

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A little cold in the room but was given blankets. The whole situation was made better by fabulous music and superb food, well worth a visit if you've never been

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Be transported into a different world!! Especially if you visit on a hot summers day, you could actually be in the middle of Africa. Nice for meeting up with friends for coffee, could do with improving food somewhat. And not all that clean by way of seats, wraps etc, but I guess typical African feel and is very different from... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place is fantastic, the food was well presented, tasty and left me fully satisfied. It was so good I have booked my birthday evening ng there. It's a great family venue too, the kids will love the metal zoo.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
70 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I hadn't been here for a few years but it's as good as ever, and with a new attraction. The African Bird Walk was really good. Just £2 entry per person. You are given a bird identification chart and once you sit quietly the birds come out. The life size animal sculptures are great fun. The shop sells original Kenyan... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I first discovered this garden centre in their first place and it was such an oasis of piece in noisy Acocks Green. Now they have moved to Dickens Heath and it is like walking into Africa. I have not sampled the food yet but have had coffee and afternoon tea and cake in a straw covered shelter with blankets on... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Me, family and friends went there we didn't expect it to be peace and calm atmosphere. We all really enjoyed. They also have a bar which I didn't miss my drinks

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Amazing venue. would not believe that it was in Solihull. Plants figures so original certainly worth a visit if you are in the area

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