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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 maintenance. It will reopen on Saturday 24th October 2020.
If you plan to visit on Independence Day (Saturday 24th October) Kalimba Reptile Park would like to let you know that due to popularity on this day and the overwhelming number of visitors they are upgrading its policy to make sure that customers have the best experience possible. Therefore on this day, their entrance fee will be K100 per adult and K50 per child between the ages of 2 and 14.
Thank you for your understanding and look forward to your visit.
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 below to make a booking. Bookings will be made on a first come first served basis and a 50% deposit will need to be made to confirm your place.
2. The maximum number of pupils is 150.
3. All children from the age of 7 years upwards will be required to wear a mask.
4. Teachers must be sure that their pupils adhere to social distancing guidelines, as well as hand sanitation.
No school visits on weekends or public holidays.
Kalimba Reptile Park offers discounts for groups of 20 people or more and entrance comes down to K50 per adult and K25 per child.
For school visits and educational tours, the entrance fee is K25 per child under 14 years of age and K50 for children and youths above that age. For every 10 children in the group, one teacher is free of charge. For example, if you bring 50 children, 5 teachers will be free of charge.
Please note however that group or school discounts are NOT given on Weekends or public holidays.