An African adventure awaits Explorers in Katanga Canyon...
|Theme Park||Alton Towers|
|Facilities||Cash Point Smoking Area|
Katanga Canyon is Alton Towers' African themed area, centred around an African mining town.
Having first opened in 1992, Katanga Canyon's lush plants and trees are well developed, lending the area an immersive feeling. Plenty of theming elements add to the feel, with African themed buildings and even a safari Land Rover about to slip down a hill into one of Katanga's lakes.
There is a very catchy soundtrack which plays throughout the Canyon too ... after hearing it for a few minutes it becomes instantly recognisable, and it is hard not to hum along.
At the heart of the African settlement is Explorers Pizza and Pasta Buffet, a sitdown restaurant offering unlimited pizza and pasta, and Katanga Cargo, a large shop offering a range of snacks, drinks, African themed souvenirs and stuffed animals.
All-you-can-eat pizza and pasta buffet
Katanga Canyon location for Coca-Cola Freestyle refills
Shop offering African products and snacks
Games stalls in the heart of the Canyon
A duck guards the Katanga Canyon sign
Runaway Mine Train races through the Canyon
Congo River Rapids and Runaway Mine Train pass side-by-side
The monorail runs overhead
Runaway Mine Train entrance
A summer day in Katanga Canyon