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.

Very popular destination for school trips and group day trips

News · about 1 month 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.

International quality free range Pekin ducks

News · 3 months ago
At your farm, you take care of your ducks from the beginning to the end of their life cycle. From incubation, growing, to the final product, you oversee every step of the process. One of the reasons you have chosen the Pekin duck is that they are well-suited for integrated farming with fish. Your ducks roam freely on your fish ponds, contributing to the natural fertilization of the pond and the growth of phytoplankton, which is an essential part of the fish diet. By integrating your ducks with your fish ponds, you are creating a sustainable ecosystem where each component supports the other. The ducks provide natural fertilization for the pond, while the phytoplankton and other aquatic life support the growth and health of the fish. This approach to farming not only benefits the environment but also produces high-quality, nutritious food that is free from harmful chemicals and antibiotics. Overall, your commitment to sustainable and integrated farming practices is impressive. It is heartening to see farmers like you taking a holistic approach to agriculture, one that benefits both the environment and consumers.y

Home to a wide variety of reptiles, including snakes, lizards, and crocodiles

News · 4 months ago
Kalimba Reptile Park in Lusaka, Zambia is a must-visit destination for animal lovers and adventurers alike. The park is home to a wide variety of reptiles, including snakes, lizards, and crocodiles. Upon arrival, visitors are greeted with the sight of beautifully landscaped gardens and ponds that are home to numerous species of waterfowl. As you make your way through the park, you will encounter enclosures housing different types of reptiles, from the relatively harmless and docile to the more dangerous and venomous. Knowledgeable guides are available to provide information about the animals and answer any questions you may have. One of the highlights of the park is the crocodile feeding show, during which visitors can witness the sheer power and ferocity of these ancient creatures. The show is both educational and thrilling, and is not to be missed. A visit to Kalimba Reptile Park is a unique and unforgettable experience for anyone interested in wildlife and nature. With its stunning scenery, fascinating animals, and knowledgeable guides, it is a true gem in the heart of Zambia.

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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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