Mamba Village Centre
Mamba Village Centre
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9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
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We provide you the opportunity to observe one of the world's most spectacular predators at close range in our Crocodile farm.
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Adrienne B
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
An extremely disappointing experience, facilities advertised i.e. horse riding, bouncy castle did not exist. Other activities like merry go round were broken. In general everything was dated and in poor condition. Boat trip was poor. Entry fees were overpriced . We had 60 plus street kids on our trip who were very disappointed.
Would definitely not recommend a visit.
Written November 24, 2023
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Bijoux
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We had a very knowledgeable tour guide (Morgan) who made our experience worth while! We got to see crocs, snakes, and various fish. I also held a python and small crocodile, which was an amazing experience. Unfortunately didn’t get to see Big daddy since he passed, but otherwise it was a wholesome experience that I would recommend to everyone! And remember to tip your guide!
Written January 7, 2023
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Sparklehorse86
Eynsham, UK71 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This place is run down and the impact is animal cruelty. The cost is 350ksh for residents and 800ksh for nonresidents. I used to come here as a child and its no longer suitable for it's purpose. The water is dried out and all that is left is an 1/8th water which is boggy with old leaves. The crocs look miserable and unhealthy. There's a botanical garden which houses some poor reptile house with decrepit snakes and iguana. They are confined to a tiny aquarium with no foliage or in some cases water to drink. Horrific. In the botanical garden I spotted an escaped crocodile which was only small but suggests safety issues in the park if they cannot contain their animals.
This visit saddened my soul, shame on you if you support it. I regret it immensely.
Written June 26, 2019
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Liam O
Belfast, UK71 contributions
May 2018
Very interesting place to visit. And well worth paying a few bob to get a local guide to show you around. Not that it is that big. There is also a really nice place to eat choma. Which is roasted meat. Very tasty.
Written September 20, 2018
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Vikas Sadhotra
New Delhi, India693 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Mamba village is a place where you can go out on picnics and to see crocodiles, ostriches and tortoises. You can hold crocodiles in your own hand. But you have to be careful both not to get hurt or hurt the animal. There is a good restaurant inside where you can have variety of dishes.
Written April 25, 2019
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joop s
6 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Just fun with crocodiles. Fun place to visit. Caused bu the covid pandemic, there are not as many crocs as before. Still enough to have a good day
Written June 21, 2021
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travel4love
Ruislip, UK1,050 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This is our second visit after 5 years and signs of Aging /tired are obvious. There is so much potential with this place and additional awareness/knowledge for visitors for visitors both young and old.
The great thing about this visit was we had a very knowledgeable guide and small group of 8 of us. This really helped as we could ask questions and he was well versed.
They have introduced a basic horse ride for KSH 100 per ride and you can also hold a snake around you for a small tip.
The feeding part at 5PM is the highlight of the afternoon and some photos attached for those who want a taste of the experience.
This place is very much open contrary to a previous review but it desperately needs to be improved and marketed better. The snake area is appalling and the 'museum' on the way to the snake sanctuary is literally dead. There is so so much potential if some investment was put in which I feel can be done with the charges to non residents.
The amusement area at the entrance has not been maintained. Our kids experienced broken rides with paint wearing off and not clean.
The sad bit is the entrance of Mamba Village is not obvious anymore and it still being the largest crocodile farm in Africa, there is an obvious trick missing by the management team and trustees of this centre.
Will not be going again until we hear of major refurbishment and improvements.
Written September 14, 2018
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Virginia
Nairobi, Kenya27 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
I visited this place in the 90s only to come back this August to surprise my son with the many crocs. Woe unto us, because we found the mambas (crocs) no longer exist. The center has been turned into an Amusement park instead. If you find reviews online they talk of the many crocodiles there and the feeding times. A worker here told me they no longer have crocodiles in the place because of poor management of the facility. If you want to see crocodiles being fed, go to Haller Park on the Malindi highway at 4 PM.

Sadly, the person I found at the gate told me to come the next day since they were closed for the day. What is so wrong about telling the truth?
Written August 24, 2018
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Tassaduq Hussain
Multan, Pakistan3,375 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
Mamba Village Crocodile Farm:
Established at land measuring 17 acres, Mamba Village Crocodile Farm is located in Nyali part of Mombasa, about 8-9 km from city center. It may not be as good as Crocodile Farm of Bangkok, yet it is the best Farm in East Africa, established in 1972. The best time to visit the Farm is around 5 p.m. Crocodiles are generally fed once a week on Friday but daily a sample show is arranged at 5.00 pm to show the visitors how crocs are fed. The pond where the feeding show is held has 56 crocodiles. There are about 12000 crocs in 21 ponds of the Farm. The crocs are kept in ponds age wise so that they do not eat or injure each other. They lay about 14000 eggs annually which are hatched and the hatchlings are sold according to age and skin. One crocodile aged between four to five years is sold at 200$ while the one aged 13 years fetches between $400-500 depending on the length and health of the skin. One centimeter of first grade skin of the croc is sold at $3.
At the age of 4-5 years, the croc is ready for slaughter. The meat of croc is sold at special tourists restaurants for $10-15 per kg. It is considered white meat like chicken and fish and tastes like pork or fish.
There is one famous crocodile in the Farm named “Big Daddy” who lives in a separate tank with his two wives Sasha and Salma aged 35-40. He attained the reputation of being man-eater monster after he killed 5 persons in River Tana. Thereafter he was caught and brought here in 1986. He is over 100 years old, 5 meters long, over 1000kg in weight, aggressive and savage by nature, and now blind, as reported by Mr. Hezron Awiti, the owner of the Farm and Member of Parliament of Kenya from Nyali.
The entry fee to the Crocodile Farm is KES 800 ($8) which is too much but keeping in line with the Kenyan tradition of fleecing the foreigners mercilessly. The Farm houses a botanical garden, camel riding area, snake shed and fish farm which are just so so.
Written February 9, 2017
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Muhammad Nazir K
Mombasa, Kenya39 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
We were extremely disappointed with the place in comparison to what it was 25 years back or so. While it is always fascinating to see the reptiles in their habitat, the place is very run down and hardly maintained.

It seems the primary goal is now breeding for the crocodiles meat, and exportation of skin to Europe. With all the potential they have with income, they can make this beautiful if not better than when it first opened.

Even the small 15 minute show/documentary in the theatre which was in existence before the tour back in the late 80s and early 90s no longer exists.

Tour guide was informative and courteous. They were on hand to answer any questions the group asked.

A real shame but then, without expatriates and foreign intervention, nothing in Kenya lasts long.
Written August 22, 2016
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