Mamba village located in Nyali, Mombasa, is the East Africa’s major crocodile farm that features a complete tour. This is the place to visit if you want to see crocodiles and ostriches close up. Spread over 30 acres, it is an awesome tourists attraction, that combines wildlife farming, conservation and environment friendly quarry; it is where you’ll view a good selection of the most interesting members of the themial kingdom in their natural habitat.
Mamba village is divided into sections that include the crocodile farm, camel riding (unforgettable and unique Somali camel riding), horse riding and riding lessons, and Floral magic, which is a botanical garden. Orchids and aquatic plants are the specialty but they also display carnivorous species, marine aquarium and snakes.
At crocodile farm you can also see the hatchlings to 5 meter long big daddy – it is a surreal experience to see those unmoving creatures with their jaws wide open. Few are the lucky enough who visit the place during the feeding time of the crocodiles and get the highlighted scenes of the fights of the crocodiles for food.
Overlooking the crocodile pond, the unique “a la carte” restaurant serves a wide range of crocodile meat and sea foods. Also available is the Mamba Disco opens daily and most full on Fridays and Saturdays, as for tourists everyday is an experience! Souvenirs of your interesting visit can be obtained from the curio shop on your way out.
Mamba village has a nice campsite with clean washrooms and a covered dining room, security is as good as you can find in Nairobi. At weekends the place gets busy with a large number of local Kenyans and overall Mamba Village is an interesting place which is great to visit with small children.
For tourists from around the world and UK, the cheapest flights to Nairobi are with Swiss Air, Air France, KLM, Egypt Air and Qatar airways. Direct cheap flights to Nairobi, Kenya are best available with the country’s national airline Kenya Airways.