Mamba is the Swahili word for crocodile. Did you know crocodiles are the largest reptiles on Earth? If you’ve never seen crocodiles up-close, Nairobi mamba village is the best place to visit. Crocodiles are fascinating and powerful creatures. The crocodile farm is a replica of natural paradise which sits on approximately thirty acres of land with several restaurants and a lounge. It is the largest crocodile farm in East Africa, which makes it an exceptional tourist destination in Kenya. The farm is situated 13 kilometers from Nairobi city Centre, in the Karen suburbs, and close to other popular sites such as the Bomas of Kenya and Giraffe Center. Nairobi Mamba Village is a must-visit!
Nairobi Mamba village is the most prominent crocodile farm that offers a unique experience of crocodile displays. We are not talking about just one crocodile but a valid number of them, from the very old to the hatchlings. Nairobi Mamba village is home to approximately seventy Nile crocodiles that are well-known to be the largest species of crocodiles and the most dangerous. The crocodile farm has five crocodile pens. The view of the crocodiles is exciting, which makes it a wonderful place to hangout for both kids and adults. The most appropriate time to visit the attraction is in the afternoon since you have an opportunity to see them being fed, jumping, and grabbing the large chunks of meat that are suspended in the air. It is breathtaking watching the crocodiles grasp their share of the meal!
Guess what?! You can even hold baby crocodiles. How incredible? Besides, you get to learn a lot about crocodiles. The guides have a lot of knowledge regarding these fascinating creatures, such as their life cycle, sizes, behavior, and bite force, among others. It’s attention-grabbing! Other than viewing the crocodiles and feeding them, you can also enjoy camel riding activities as well as horse and boat riding. Kids are also not left behind; there are lots of kids’ activities, especially bouncing castles. Furthermore, there are also a variety of bird species in the farm, an ostrich farm, a peacock pen as well as a few tortoises and turtles.
Charges at Nairobi Mamba Village
For Kenyan Citizens, the entry fee is KSH. 200
Foreigners’ entry fee is KSH. 1000
Discounted for children
NOTE: You can decide to walk by yourself as a group or with a guide.
Opening hours are from 9 am to 6 pm daily
If you are traveling by matatu board number 24t at Kencom and alight either at kenchic slightly before Nairobi Academy or say Mamba village. If you are driving, take the langata highway past Nakumatt galleria, past NPC Karen till you get to the enormous sign that publicizes Nairobi Mamba village and proceed as the arrow shows.