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.

Cleaned Whole Tilapia

Whole bream fish fresh from our ponds, low in fat and a source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Beef Sausage

Meat & Poultry
Kalimba Beef is sourced from our very own herd of Angoni Cattle. Called Nguni in South Africa

Pork Chops

Meat & Poultry
Choose farm fresh pork chops and revile in the healthy great tasting pork that Kalimba Farm has to offer.
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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
Kalimba is a popular destination for school outings, group day trips and team-building exercises. There is a discounted rate for groups larger than 20 people during the week (Monday to Friday). We pride ourselves in being an education centre about reptile protection and conservation. We help people to understand that snakes and reptiles are not our enemies, therefore breaking common myths and misconceptions about our scaly friends.

Encounter Remarkable Reptiles at Kalimba Reptile Park At Kalimba Reptile Park

News · 3 months ago
At Kalimba Reptile Park, you can get up close with giant Nile crocodiles, along with a variety of indigenous snakes, tortoises, and other reptiles. It's also among the few remaining habitats where you can spot the elusive African slender-snouted crocodile. Beyond reptile viewing, the park offers numerous activities to keep you engaged, or if you prefer a more relaxed pace, you can unwind by the pool while the kids stay entertained.

Well displayed information about the reptiles

News · 4 months ago
Nestled in the heart of an exotic locale, the Kalimba Reptile Park offers a unique and thrilling experience for wildlife enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. This one-of-a-kind sanctuary is home to a fascinating collection of indigenous snakes, including some of the most notorious and venomous species known to man. Among the deadly inhabitants, visitors can marvel at the sleek and deadly Black Mamba, the impressively camouflaged Gaboon Viper, the explosive Puff Adder, and not one, but three distinct species of Cobra. Each of these reptiles holds a captivating allure, combining the beauty of nature with the thrill of danger. But the Kalimba Reptile Park experience doesn't just stop at viewing from a safe distance. For those who dare to immerse themselves further into the world of these slithering creatures, the park offers an unprecedented opportunity. Under the careful guidance and supervision of the experienced and friendly staff, visitors can experience the exhilarating sensation of having a Python gently wrapped around their shoulders. This hands-on interaction not only demystifies many of the common misconceptions about snakes but also provides an unforgettable photo opportunity, allowing guests to capture and cherish their bravery for years to come. The park prides itself on its commitment to education and conservation, providing guests with informative insights into the lives of these misunderstood creatures. Through engaging displays and interactive experiences, the Kalimba Reptile Park aims to foster a deeper appreciation and respect for these magnificent animals, encouraging conservation efforts and dispelling fears. Whether you're a seasoned herpetologist or a curious newcomer, the Kalimba Reptile Park promises an adventure that’s both educational and exhilarating, leaving visitors with a newfound respect for these fascinating creatures of the reptile world.

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