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.
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).
Kalimba Reptile Park pride themselves in being an education centre about reptile protection and conservation. The help people to understand that snakes and reptiles are not our enemies, therefore breaking common myths and misconceptions about our scaly friends.
Kalimba Reptile Park free range duck products are now available in 3 stores with in Lusaka. Find their delicious duck breast at:
Melissa Supermarket Kabulonga
Il Mercato at Leopards Hill Mall
La Capra at East Park Mall
Free range international quality duck breast. The perfect tender, juicy meat to impress your guests, easy to prepare and always delicious!
Kalimba Reptile Park grounds are looking absolutely beautiful! Perfect place for a family day out, a nice braai, Some fresh air, and if your feeling brave holding one of their pythons!
Their farm-to-table restaurant is operating on a takeaway basis and your meals are delivered to your outdoor picnic area.
The volleyball, jungles gyms, mini golf, swimming pools and fishing are all waiting for you and your family to come and have fun!