Located in Mombasa county, Mamba Village is a popular tourist attraction in the coastal city. The property was acquired by Hezron Awiti Bollo from a foreigner in 1995, and it is currently one of the largest crocodile farms in Africa, boasting a population of over 10,000 reptiles. The farm spans 17 acres of land and offers event hosting and catering services.
The farm is owned by the wealthy politician and former Nyali member of parliament, Hezron Awiti, who saw the potential for a lucrative business in crocodile meat and skins. With crocodiles valued at over KSh 250 million, Mamba Village exports crocodile skins to various international markets such as Japan, Israel, and South Africa, with some of the most prestigious brands in the world designing items from crocodile skins, including Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel.
The farm slaughters an average of 1000 to 1800 crocodiles per year, and it is also home to a snake park, museum, fish farm, and aquarium. Among the notable features of the farm is its oldest crocodile, named Big Daddy. Awiti’s interest in the crocodile business was sparked by his discovery of high-end products made from crocodile skin during his travels abroad, and he has since commercialized the farm to cater to this market.
Visitors to Mamba Village can enjoy a variety of activities, including observing crocodiles up close, learning about their natural habitats, and even watching them being fed. The farm’s event hosting and catering services are also available for those interested in hosting private events. Overall, Mamba Village is a must-see attraction for tourists visiting the coastal city of Mombasa.