Nairobi Mamba Village
Nairobi Mamba Village
3.5
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East Africa’s largest crocodile farm.
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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Yukiko
Brooklyn, NY76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
I visited the Nairobi Mamba Village, because we were too late to visit the Elephant Orphanage that day.
It's mandatory to have a "guide" with you, even though it's just a facility easy to walk on your own, and obviously they will ask for tips at the end. I would have much rather walked the facility on my own to be honset.
Furthermore, the animals didn't seem to be kept in a well maintained condition - It's a zoo and it made me a little bit sad to see them in such small space.
I'm not sure if this place is exotic to Kenya either, as I feel these animals can be seen at other parts of the world.
Written March 3, 2020
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KumarL1960
Greensboro, NC159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Excellent staff, great animals but this place looks like it is not being taken care of. I asked one the employees and was told that the owner passed away due to COVID and now the family is fighting over the property.
I was surprised how well the guide spoke to us, he showed us different kinds of crocks, a whole turtle area (my kids even got to hold a turtle) and even showed us the ostrich farm.
Folks - get out there and go support this Mamba Village. If more people showed up and paid the entrance fee, I think this place can survive.
Let's help this Mamba Village get through, we did!
Written July 21, 2021
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Inam K
Islamabad, Pakistan589 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Located in North Langata, Nairobi, the crocodile centre (giving the name of village is overdoing it!) is just having a few dozen crocs & tortoises in a cramped dirty place,despite a large area and water bodies around it. Not very impressive attraction now, (though in past it may have been interesting) except for kids who have never seen these. Generally neglected in outlook.
Written January 26, 2020
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Traveling Photographer
Nairobi, Kenya12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There was a time when this place rocked, had many crocodiles, had an education center, there was feeding time they used to be a restaurant and used to get packed. but now it looks sad and not maintained. The crocs are in a bad condition lying lifeless and in filthy water. There not even enough water filled to cover the ponds. When we went last week on 1st (public holiday) there were barely 10-20 people inside and most were leaving.
Written January 10, 2020
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Culture31467
London, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Please do not visit this horrible place. The animals are in terrible condition with extremely poor living areas. This place needs shutting down and the poor animals rescuing.
Please visit the giraffe or elephant centres nearby and give your hard earned money to charity to help them rather than a place that uses animals for entertainment.
Written January 12, 2020
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isabellemignucci
Ixelles, Belgium14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This place is unfortunately very sad. The ostriches look unhealthy, the crocodiles are packed together in a tiny pond, the "carers" use sticks to make the crocodiles move in front of tourists. A bad zoo from the 20th century, which should be closed down in the 21st century. The whole place is falling apart, the staff is not nice. Such a disappointment. I wouldn't not recommend to anyone to go there...
Written February 7, 2022
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Yvette S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia114 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
This once a beautiful home for healthy crocodiles, tortoise and ostriches has been left to fall into gentle ruins with almost all sections closed off or left in damage. This could be either due to poor or lack of good management thus this mess. When you walk in you are hit by the lifeless aura and the immediate lack of anything to view except the crocodiles which already seem half neglected. The stench coming from the crocodile ponds are unbelievable almost as though no one looks into their well being.

No canteens, kiosks or vending machines to purchase any drinks or snacks despite the distance from the shopping centres.

It would look great with a good care, but all there is to it is simply sadness.
Written March 16, 2021
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PAULA C
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Place was totally run down. Brought 65 street kids, most of amusements were out of order. Amusements/ merry go rounds not fit for purpose. Paid non residential rates for 4 adults which was more than total for 65 kids and their 12 teachers. Would never return
Written November 24, 2023
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Zahid Magan
nairobi86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Family
Had taken couple of my friends and wife there, and found a staggering difference in price! It is over priced for sure if you are a tourist, but for a Kenyan, the pricing is very reasonable. The scenery is good too, have some big crocs & baby ones to view..

Restaurant was not bad either. Nice spacious grounds
Written December 5, 2013
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rushabshah2015
London, UK23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
WORST EXPERIENCE! The whole place is run down with only about 50 sleeping crocodiles in tiny pens.

The ostriches were not part of the entrance fee but are advertised as part of Mamba Village. The ostriches are not looked after at all, there were only 4 of them of which 2 were in a separate pen.

That pen was overgrown and unkept with large thorns growing around it The two in that pen both had horrible injuries, one with a large untreated gash on its neck, the other with what appears to be a broken/diseased wing.

The place is an absolute joke that charged 1000 ksh for a visit for a non-resident.

Personally I could not urge you more to NOT visit this place as none of the money going in is put to ensuring the welfare for any of the animals.
Written December 1, 2018
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