Africa was Chessington's new area for 2012, after the former area, Toytown, was replaced with a new land in line with Chessington's image as being Britain's Wildest Adventure. Many of the gentle, children's rides such as Flying Jumbos were moved to other areas, leaving only three rides in the area. In 2013 Flying Jumbos opened in the Zufari area.
Riders sit inside fibreglass elephants which rotate like a merry-go-round. Holding down a button makes the elephants fly, or lowers it. Anyone under 1.1 meters must be accompanied by an adult, with a maximum torso measurement of 51 inches.