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Africa Alive!

White's Lane | Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7SL, England
44 (0) 1502 740291
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Lowestoft
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Cleethorpes, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Went here during our week away as it was very close to the place we were staying. Entry fee was a little high but the park is very well laid out and the animals all look in excellent health and well cared for. Had to walk a fair way, until we spotted the train, which runs around the park at... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I love Africa Alive, it is spacious and very clean and plenty of places to have a sit down for a drink or something to eat. Nice food too.The Giraffes are lovely and a really cute baby Porcupine, never seen one of those before.The Meerkats are entertaining as usual and the only place I have ever seen a Fossa.Amazing !

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Nothing special about this place, despite what the adverts would have you believe. They talk about a safari experience which is very disappointing and advertise that you can cuddle Meerkats, but the opportunity is very limited and needs to be pre-booked. Animal feeding sessions provided a few seconds of interest, but all in all little effort is made to make... More

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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Visited with my partner and 17 month old daughter whilst on holiday. Only had to put a small amount to the entrance fee as we had vouchers from our tesco club card, otherwise can be quite costly. The day we visited it was lovely sunshine so made the walk around even more enjoyable, we saw three schoos visiting but it... More

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

As some one born in lowestoft can remember when it was kessingland wildlife park was small then but wow what a change

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Beccles
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The children in our family just love going there. A great day out with lots to do and see. The little train that takes you ound the park is always great fun for the little ones.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

excellent days out good value as well there is nothing to dislike on this generall a good day out put your walking boot on though

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Myself, my wife and our 3 year old had a thoroughly brilliant day here. the animals on show were amazing with a varied selection to look at and the enclosures were very well set out and maintained. the passport challenge for the kids was great and my daughter loved getting her medal at the end. we will definitely return here... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited Africa Alive! two years ago and were totally blown away! Wonderful experience, lots to see and do, but this time we were very disappointed, We got the impression that Africa Alive! had become static - not really moved forward - the only thing that had moved was the price...substantially higher than before - not good value at present.... More

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MartinDupee, Director of Operations at Africa Alive!, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. I am sorry if you felt disappointed from your visit. Whilst we accept that we have not introduced as many new species as you may expect, we believe we are far from being 'static'. All of our enclosures accommodate animals so I am at a loss that you found areas with nothing to see.... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've been here many times, it's not a bad zoo (otherwise I wouldn't keep going), but it really needs updating. The animals really need more space, there's a lot of unused ground at the zoo which could easily help make some of the animals have bigger spaces, some of the animals looked so filthy, they looked sad and miserable. The... More

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MartinDupee, Director of Operations at Africa Alive!, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. I am sorry if you felt disappointed from your visit. It’s really interesting that you feel that the park needs updating and that the animals need more space. There is of course one other aspect to increasing their space further, we already have some guests feel that the animals are too far away for... More

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