Africa Alive - Rhino Experience

Africa Alive - Rhino Experience

Africa Alive Zoo Reserve

Available to 31 December 2024

Book now from £85.00

What else is on at Africa Alive Zoo Reserve?

Go behind the scenes and find out more about these huge mammals!

This unforgettable 45-minute experience, which includes zoo admission, offers Africa Alive's guests the chance to find out more about these incredible animals, and discover how we can all take steps to help save these amazing creatures.

Are they fast runners? Why do they roll in the mud? What is their horn made from? Join Africa Alive for an unforgettable experience and get to know the rhinos who call the reserve home.

This experience includes admission, a souvenir gift, and a £5 refreshment voucher.

Experience Details

Time: 10:00

Maximum number of participants: 2

Price: £85 per person

Minimum Age: 12 years

Duration: 45 minutes

See additional information and facilities for more information on accessibility etc.

Whites Ln,
Kessingland,
Lowestoft NR33 7TF NR33 7TF
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How to get there

How to find the reserve by car

Africa Alive Zoological Reserve is signposted off the A146 and A12. Follow the brown tourist signs to find us.

Drive Times
Bury St Edmunds – 1hr 20mins | Ipswich – 1hr 2mins | Great Yarmouth – 30mins | Norwich – 50mins

How to find the reserve by train

The nearest train stations to Africa Alive Zoological Reserve are Beccles and Lowestoft. Taxi/Bus transport will be required on arrival to these stations to reach the reserve.

How to find the reserve by bus

First Eastern Counties 99 service to Kessingland is available from Lowestoft. There is a 5 min walk from the bus station to the zoo entrance.

Anglian Bus' 7, 61 and 61a services visit Kessingland every 20 minutes on their routes to and from Southwold, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. There is a 5 minute walk from the bus stop to the zoo entrance.

Border Bus' 146 service visits Kessingland from Lowestoft and Norwich. There is a 10 minute walk from the bus stop to the zoo entrance.

  • Toilets & Disabled Toilets. Toilet facilities are located adjacent to Bongo Bites and near the aardvark enclosure. These are marked on the map given out on entry. All toilet facilities have independent disabled toilets

  • Food&drink - there's The Glade with the kids' favourites like burgers, hotdogs, nuggets, veggie options and freshly cooked meals and drinks, the Keeper's Hut serves up delicious pizzas and a few Africa Alive Snack Shacks dotted around the zoo where you can buy hot and cold snacks, drinks and ice creams

  • Picnic benches

  • Wheelchair Loan. Free manual wheelchairs are available to guests. These are in limited supply so are offered on a first come, first served basis. We recommend reserving these in advance with their admissions team on 01502 740291 prior to your visit to ensure availability
  • Mobility Scooters. Disabled visitors can hire a mobility scooter for £10 per day. We recommend reserving these in advance with their admissions team on 01502 740291 prior to your visit to ensure availability
  • Pushchair Hire. The Reserve is pushchair friendly. Pushchairs are available to hire for children aged 1-6 at the main entrance. £10 for a single or double pushchair for the day. We recommend reserving these in advance with their admissions team on 01502 740291 prior to your visit to ensure availability
  • Baby Changing Facilities. There are facilities for baby changing and feeding – they are adjacent to Bongo Bites. Baby changing facilities are also provided in Ladies and Gents toilets within the Reserve. Baby bottle and food heating is available at restaurants and snack shacks
  • First Aid. First Aid trained staff are always present on site. There is a designated first aid room fully equipped to deal with slips, trips and scrapes. There is a defibrillator located on site

Access

  • Africa Alive Zoological Reserve is wheelchair and pushchair accessible, with pathed surfaces and ramps where appropriate
  • The lower end of the reserve is set in marshland with uneven paths. Assistance is advised in this area
  • Access to some display areas and animal enclosures is across grass, including the Arena and approaches to some picnic areas
  • The Safari Roadtrain is not adapted for wheelchair use. However, our staff will assist visitors where possible to board and disembark from the train
  • There is plenty of seating around the site

Disabled Parking

  • There are disabled car parking spaces available to visitors with a valid permit

Wheelchair Loan

  • Free manual wheelchairs are available to guests
  • These are in limited supply so are offered on a first come, first served basis
  • We recommend reserving these in advance with their admissions team on 01502 740291

Mobility Scooter Hire

  • Disabled visitors can hire a mobility scooter for £10 per day.
  • These are in limited supply so are offered on a first come, first served basis

Carers Go Free

  • They offer free entry for any guests who are caring for anyone who is registered disabled
  • Any carer who purchases a ticket must accompany the person they are caring for on the visit. You will be required to provide documentation to validate this (can include a blue badge)
  • If the above criteria are met and a carer is needed, then a free carer entrance will be granted
  • A maximum of 2 carer tickets only if required may be granted for free entrance

Assistance Dogs

  • They are unable to allow access for dogs within the reserve, (including assistance dogs) due to the nature of the environment
  • They do not allow dogs to be left in unaccompanied cars at any time on their site. Anyone found leaving dogs in their car will be asked to leave the reserve

Ear Defender Loan

Free ear defenders are available to guests

These are in limited supply so are offered on a first come, first served basis

We recommend reserving these in advance with their admissions team on 01502 740291

Hearing Loops

  • Portable hearing loops are available
  • Please ask their Guest Services team for any required assistance on arrival

Toilet & Changing Facilities

  • Toilet facilities are located next to the Bongo Bites and near the aardvark enclosure. These are marked on the map given out on entry
  • All toilet facilities have independent disabled toilets. Some also have dual use for baby change facilities

Food at the Reserve

  • All restaurants and snack huts offer an extensive and varied choice of food
  • If you have specific special dietary needs, please contact us on 01502 740291 prior to your visit to discuss alternative options

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