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 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”.

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.

Duck and Fish Farming

Kalimba Reptile Park specialises in free range Pekin Duck and the indigenous species Tilapia (Bream). The ducks are free range from incubation to final product and the fish farming is critical for the conservation of Tilapia (Bream) which is under threat in Zambia. Kalimba supplies high quality Pekin Duck to restaurants and hotels and is 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.

Entrance fees - groups of 20+

From K25 · Tourist attraction
K25 per child and K50 per adult for groups of 20+. Included within your entrance fee is viewing of the reptiles with an informed guide if required (30 minute tour); swimming pool; crazy golf; children’s jungle gym and swings; mini football; volleyball, DSTV for sport; and fishing. Basic rods are provided at no charge but any fish caught and kept are are chargeable at K30 per kg.

Duck Liver

From K40 · Meat & Poultry
Delicious free range duck liver, rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins including Vitamin A and nine essential amino acids. Perfect for making pâté.

Duck Legs

From K55 · Meat & Poultry
Free range international quality duck legs, they taste great braised in rich sauces, slow cooked or turned into a confit. Perfect for a special meal, or when entertaining guests for a dinner party.
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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.

Notice of pool closure for maintenance and Independence Day prices

News · 7 days ago
Regarding the swimming pool and the upcoming Independence Day celebrations. Kalimba Reptile Park would like to apologise in advance that the swimming pool will be CLOSED from 20th October 2020 for...

Education tours now available at Kalimba Reptile Park

News · about 1 month ago
With the schools reopening in Zambia this month Kalimba Reptile Park would like to inform you of their COVID-19 guidelines for school visits. 1. All schools must make a reservation by calling the number...

Snake awareness and recognition training

Event · about 2 months ago
“Snakes Alive Zambia” presented by Paul Lloyd and hosted by Kalimba Farms are running a “Snake Awareness & Recognition” course on Sunday, 30th August 2020. 8AM - 4PM The price covers entrance into Kalimba...

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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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