Africa Alive: A Day Trip to Africa via Suffolk

Discover over eighty species of African animals, birds and wildlife.


Africa Alive


Just a 10-minute drive in the car from Ivy House you can experience, first hand, what it’s like to be in Africa, for the day. (Well, sort of.) Africa Live is a great attraction nearby for couples, families and groups of friends. It’s a recreation of Africa – give or take a few degrees Celsius – set over hundreds of acres of stunning Suffolk countryside.

There’s over 80 species from the African continent and at the park you’ll find an impressive range of exotic birds, domestic buffalo, aardvark, addax, African lion, lemur, cape hunting dog, zebras, king colobus monkeys, cheetah, giraffe, mongoose and rhinos. As well as the chance to see a wide range of British wildlife too.

From the ‘Lookout Lodge’ you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the lions and visit ‘Lemur Encounters’, where you can actually walk through the lemurs’ enclosure. There are also regular talks so that you can find out more about the animals as well as ‘Bird of Prey’ displays.

There’s a free ‘Safari Roadtrain’ for taking a journey around the park as well as a ‘Discovery Centre’ where you can meet some of the park’s smaller residents at the animal encounter drop-ins. For smaller children there are also some great outdoor adventure play areas, a restaurant, free car parking and a gift shop.

Activities & Displays

• Amazing African animals
• Hog Snorts
• Discovery Centre
• Kingdom of the Lion
• Farmyard Corner
• Plains of Africa
• Lemur Encounters
• The Wild Zone

On the Day Experiences

• Feed a Giraffe
• Plains of Africa Safari
• Feed the Lions

Pre-Bookable Experiences

• Meet the Rhinos or Meet the Lions (from £65)
• Be a Zoo Keeper

Adult tickets are £23 and children (3-15 years) £17.
For info on prices and opening times: https://www.africa-alive.co.uk
01502 74029