A Visit to the Mamba (Crocodile) Village in Nairobi
The Nairobi Mamba Village is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm and thus, an unmissable tourist attraction in Kenya. Resting on over 30 acres of land, the farm has about 70 Nile Crocodiles. In addition, there are also some Ostriches that can be seen walking around in the area and which you can sometimes feed given the opportunity by the guides working at the farm.
The Farm is about 13 kilometres from the city centre, in the Karen suburbs, and close to other popular attraction sites in Nairobi including the Nairobi National Park, the Giraffe Centre, the Bomas of Kenya, the David Sheldrick’s Wildlife Trust, and the Galleria Shopping Mall.
There is also a lounge, several restaurants, and private ‘bandas’ (sitting area) for small teams in the same space, with a capacity to hold at least 500 guests at a time.
Apart from viewing and sometimes feeding the Crocodiles, visitors can also enjoy boat, horse and camel riding activities. There is a beautiful man-made lake for the boat riding. Special corners of the land are also used for photo shoots, graduation parties, wedding venues, and for team building sessions.
The best time to visit this attraction is in the afternoon, where you can get an opportunity to see the crocodiles being fed, jumping in the air to grab large chunks of meat that are suspended for them to grab.
Entry fee is Kshs. 200 for Kenyan citizens and Kshs. 1000 for foreigners. You can choose to walk the grounds by yourself, as a group, or even with a guide.
Opening hours are 9 am to 6 pm every day of the week.