Kalimba Reptile Park

Lusaka, Zambia · Open today: 09:00-17:00

Great for a group excursion or family day out, Kalimba Reptile Park is a popular attraction offering lots of 'scaly' sites and activities including fishing. Nestling in the lush basin of the Ngwerere stream, this is one of the best tourist destinations in Lusaka that offers a fun filled day out for locals as well as international visitors. The reptile park is an extension of Kalimba Farms which specialises primarily in crocodile farming, but also produces top quality free range Pekin ducks, beef products, pork, game meat (seasonal) and fish. Their on-site restaurant services a wide variety of meals and beverages.

Tourist attraction

At Kalimba Reptile Park you'll experience giant Nile crocodiles, as well as indigenous snakes, tortoises and other reptiles. It's also one of the few places left in the world where you can see the rare and shy African slender-snouted crocodile. There are also plenty of other activities to fill your time, or to entertain the kids if you'd rather relax by the pool.

Casual dining restaurant

Enjoy a wide variety of meals and beverages at Kalimba Farm’s on-site restaurant. Their food menu items include but are not limited to grilled chicken pieces, t-bone steak, pork chops, crocodile kebabs, sausages, grilled, fish, and burgers. Sides are chips, rice and nshima (Zambia’s) staple food. For your dessert, their restaurant offers a selection of ice cream. Beverages include soft drinks, beers, wines, spirits, and ciders as well as tea and coffee. Vegetarian options are also available.

Poultry, Meat and Fish

Kalimba Reptile Park specialises in free-range Pekin Duck, beef, pork, game meat (seasonal) and the indigenous species of Tilapia (Bream). The ducks are free range from incubation to final product and fish farming is critical for the conservation of Tilapia (Bream) which is under threat in Zambia. Kalimba supplies its high-quality Pekin Duck, beef and fish to restaurants and hotels. Kalimba is also a commercial supplier of parent stock Tilapia.

Crocodile Farming

Kalimba Farm began in 1985, and was the first farm in the world to integrate crocodile farming with aquaculture. Today they incubate, hatch and raise crocodiles on site and produce high end crocodile skin, meat and oil for local and export markets. Kalimba works closely with the Zambia Crocodile Farmers Association.

Pork Spare Ribs - K155/Kg

Meat & Poultry
Freshly prepared pork spare ribs that will bring a smile to everyone at the braai or the dinner table.

Boerewors - K160/Kg

Meat & Poultry
Our famous homemade Kalimba boerewors, using a secret traditional recipe it is fast becoming Lusaka’s favourite boerewors.

Cleaned Whole Tilapia - K55/Kg

Fish
Whole bream fish fresh from our ponds, low in fat and a source of omega-3 fatty acids.
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Kalimba Reptile Park was officially opened by his Excellency, the President Frederick Chiluba in 1995. The Reptile Park was conceived to be the extension of Kalimba Farm. It was the first crocodile farm in the world to be integrated with aquaculture, duck farming, and cattle in 1985. Kalimba is a family run enterprise predominantly run by women.

A popular attraction offering lots of 'scaly' sites and activities

News · about 1 month ago
Nestling in the lush basin of the Ngwerere stream, this is one of the best tourist destinations in Lusaka that offers a fun filled day out for locals as well as international visitors. The reptile park is an extension of Kalimba Farms which specialises primarily in crocodile farming, but also produces top quality free range Pekin ducks and fish. Due to COVID-19, the closing time on weekends has been changed to 17:00 until they have a better understanding of the “new normal”.

Very popular destination for school trips and group day trips

News · 3 months ago
At Kalimba Reptile Park you'll experience giant Nile crocodiles, as well as indigenous snakes, tortoises and other reptiles. It's also one of the few places left in the world where you can see the rare and shy African slender-snouted crocodile. There are also plenty of other activities to fill your time, or to entertain the kids if you'd rather relax by the pool.

Reptile park

News · 4 months ago
Great for a group excursion or family day out, Kalimba Reptile Park is a popular attraction offering lots of 'scaly' sites and activities including fishing. Nestling in the lush basin of the Ngwerere stream, this is one of the best tourist destinations in Lusaka that offers a fun filled day out for locals as well as international visitors. The reptile park is an extension of Kalimba Farms which specialises primarily in crocodile farming, but also produces top quality free range Pekin ducks and fish. Due to COVID-19, the closing time on weekends has been changed to 17:00 until they have a better understanding of the “new normal”.

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Opening times

Sun09:00-17:00
Mon09:00-17:00
Tue09:00-17:00
Wed09:00-17:00
Thu09:00-17:00
Fri09:00-17:00
Sat09:00-17:00

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