Ever heard of a resort destination in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi! Of course, the renowned Mamba Village in Karen, a leafy suburb of Nairobi situated about 13 km away from the city, is waiting to catch your fancy with a wide range of leisure and outdoor activities. Spread in an area of over 30 acres, the resort offers a serene environment and can be easily reached from the city.
With its plethora of outdoor and leisure activities, the Mamba Village remains a major attraction for the tourists visiting the Kenyan capital. Just sample the recreational options that you can look forward to during your visit to this famous destination. Some of these include camel and horse rides; boat rides at the man-made lake; touring botanical garden where you can see many rare and exotic trees and medicinal plants; bird watching trail; children playgrounds; a restaurant, a leisure park; and a secluded picnic site. It also offers a vast space for hosting garden parties, conference, and weddings. The superb scenery here provides immense opportunity for photo and video shooting sessions. Among other options here include amphitheater, gift shop, art gallery, bandas, wine bar, lounge, and barbeque.
Apart from these numerous recreational options, the Mamba Village is particularly famous for its Crocodile Pens, Ostrich Park and Leisure Park. Let us get insight into these three important places and see what all they have to offer to the quintessential visitors.
The Mamba Village stands true to its name. It is the home of crocodiles in Nairobi. It is particularly the abode of the ‘Nile Crocodile’, the biggest among the crocodile species and most commonly found in Africa. The Nile Crocodile is quite dangerous and is widely believed to be a man eater. It has often been witnessed to easily snatching and devouring a human being at will. While visiting the Crocodile Pens, the visitors are cautioned to avoid coming into close contact with these dangerous crocodiles.
Here’s all that you need to know about the Nile Crocodiles. They are known by their scientific name ‘Crocodylus Niloticus’. The existing Crocodile Pens at Mamba Village mimic their natural and wild habitat and are usually flanked by sand beds and grayish rocks.
The Ostrich Park provides a wonderful opportunity to the visitors to get a close look at the charming savannah ostrich in its natural surroundings. The visitors can also utilize the chance to feed the ostriches with their own hands. It’s a fascinating experience to see these flightless birds, which are also considered to be the heaviest and largest in the world. These are found across Africa. They have sturdy and long legs and considered as powerful runners.
The Leisure Park is a great location for outdoor activities and relaxation. It is spread in an area of nearly 10 acres and is often used for organizing funfairs, self structured games, concerts and garden weddings. The botanical garden here is one of its kinds in East Africa with above 90 medicinal trees.