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“An attraction of two halves...”

Nairobi Mamba Village
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US$220.00*
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Nairobi National Park tour David Sheldrick...
Ranked #31 of 129 things to do in Nairobi
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Owner description: East Africa’s largest crocodile farm.
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Mamba sells itself on being able to interact with crocodiles (babies!). The problem was when I was there, one of the keepers was hitting one of the adult crocs so that a wealthy looking American could get an action picture - not my idea of fun. There are tortoises you can handle, and a few slightly dishevelled looking ostriches (which you can't!). but leave the animal enclosures, and you're in a beautifully landscaped park with a lake the shape of a map of Africa, a great restaurant, children's rides and a lake boat ride. Unfortunately, to get to this, you have to buy a ticket for the animals too. The park's worth the entrance fee, the animals aren't...

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We only stopped here for lunch. We sat outside in a really beautiful area. Food was great; we had goat and the waitress served typical Kenyan foods because we asked her to please show us samples. It was a nice break on a busy day. There were several groups of children there on school field trips.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We were looking for something else to pair with our trip to the elephant orphanage since we had already done the giraffes and Bomas the day before but had missed the elephants. This ended up being a nice way to spend about an hour for our 4 and 2 year old. The crocodile exhibit is simple but with 3 different areas for different age crocs and our guide was very knowledgeable. They also had a tortoise enclosure and they offered to let us hold the baby crocs and/or the tortoises for pictures which the kids were thrilled with. The ostriches were not all that impressive - far off in a cage and only 3 of them. They then have a number of run down, cheap other activities you can pay for for kids like a bouncy house, falling apart metal carousel type thing, camel ride, pony ride, face painting, etc, but all for extra above the admission price. I wouldn't make a trip for this place but it kept the kids happy for an hour.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I held a baby croc. Got to see a lot of crocodiles, ostriches. It was a nice place and the guide was very entertaining.

Thank HnLA
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Ok so it's a bit pricy but for us it was worth every penny
The guide we had was fantastic and he showed us everything in the park including all the plants of interest which close up to protect themselves
His knowledge was second to none about the crocs and apart from holding the little crocs which make for a great picture our guide showed us so much more and was just happy to teach us about his crocs
I would have no problem visiting this place again

Thank xavier f
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