Crocodile Park Victoria Falls

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Crocodile Park Victoria Falls

Crocodile Park Victoria Falls
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Mårten S
Gothenburg, Sweden8 contributions
Nov 2021
If you like to see a lot of crocodiles and also help to feed them, this is a great place to visit. They also have a lot of snakes and the not harmfull ones you are allowed to hold in your arms. The guide seemed to have a lot of relevant info to share, regarding all the species.
Written 18 November 2021
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Jack
Harare, Zimbabwe11 contributions
Dec 2019
i enjoy my visit to crocodile farm . the staff are very welcoming and very well informed. It was a nice trip l enjoyed to the fullest
Written 27 November 2020
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adalbert3
Newport Beach, CA5,335 contributions
Feb 2020
This is part farm, part zoo. You will see more crocs than you have ever seen before--in varying age groups--small enough to hold, teenagers and the huge breeders. There are albino crocs and even a dwarf croc. In addition, there is a building that showcases mainly African snakes. The guide that took us through could not have been nicer. They have a store where one can purchase crocodile skin products. Check out my photos for more details.
Written 10 April 2020
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Wandering Zimbo
16 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited the crocodile park and wasn’t disappointed. Some massive crocodiles and snakes. The guides that walk around with you are great and the feeding was superb
Written 27 February 2020
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Joao carlos
Sao Paulo, SP36 contributions
Dec 2019
If you have 2 hours to spare, use them in this park where we could see HUNDREDS of Crocs of different sizes, interact with the small ones (and take pictures holding crocs), see many African Snakes and a small group of Lions too!!!
Written 5 January 2020
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Maria S
10 contributions
Dec 2019
This is the only place we saw crocs up close - incredible amount of animals and so much knowledge from the guides!
Written 3 January 2020
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CalJay
Calgary, Canada77 contributions
Dec 2018
The crocodile park is a farm, raising crocodiles for meat and leather. This is a part of African Culture and doing humane farming is superior to hunting them in the wild and reducing wild populations.

While you can see nile crocodiles in the wild, it's rarer to see snakes so the snake park featuring many of Africa's serpents is an added bonus.

The animals including the lions are well cared for. It's a great way to learn about Africa's reptiles.
Written 28 November 2019
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FirstTimeTravels
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Family
It was a very nice and clean place. The guide was so nice and let us hold a baby crocodile and hold a snake. We also got to feed the big crocodiles.

The price was not to bad considering the amazing experience that we got from it.

Overall I would recommend this to all people visiting Zimbabwe
Written 7 November 2019
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Thank you for your great review and we are so glad you enjoyed the tour of our park
Written 18 November 2019
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Ace6of6Clubs
Calgary, Canada98 contributions
Aug 2019
A trip to the crocodile park is offered by some tour companies (even our hotel) in Victoria Falls for 20 USD. We went on our own, taking a cab from our hotel though it was only about a five minute drive, as this isn’t an activity you can walk to. (Too hot, along the highway through the bush – it’s safest to take a vehicle.) Our cab driver took us in to the front desk, and got us a tour guide, which none of the other visitors seemed to have. This was a plus, as with the tour it took us about twenty to thirty minutes to go through, so without the guide telling us things it would have been maybe ten minutes and not felt worth the cost. (Entry was, I think, 20 USD for both of us.) The tour wasn’t always detailed, but at least we got to go through the entire park and ask questions, and at the end he even let us hold a baby crocodile for a minute, and pet it a bit while he held it. Just don’t get your finger anywhere near its mouth – it will try to bite you out of instinct.

We saw the crocodiles in concrete enclosures from a bridge walking over them – mostly young ones. Crocodiles smell bad, so if you’re especially sensitive to odors, this might not be for you. We also walked on bridges through some more elaborate areas with deeper water and plants, seeing adult crocodiles probably used for breeding. One big guy was about seventy years old, and just huge. The crocodiles here are bred for meat and leather, as well as for education and release. What we found out is that there is also a snake house (I would have been fine not going through there, actually), and these reptiles share the park with a dinner plate-sized frog, two green parrots, and three lions – one male and two female.

I asked where the lions had come from, and our guide said they had been purchased from a breeder as an added attraction. I had mixed feelings seeing them, but really being a tourist attraction here is a better life than most lions bred to walk with tourists will ever have. At least here they will get to live out their lives instead of being sold into the canned hunting or bone trades after becoming too aggressive to interact with after the age of about eighteen months. It’s not too big of an enclosure for three lions, but it did have trees for them to climb and some toys to keep them stimulated.

The crocodile park is up front about the crocs being bred for meat and leather, while lion encounters and walks lie to tourists by claiming to be release programs when they know that lions who have lost their natural fear of humans can never be safely released, so it’s nice that this park is honest with visitors, and lets them decide whether they want to spend their money here. (You can Google "National Geographic captive bred lions," or "Lion Whisperer Conservation" if you're interested in learning more.) As the founder of the anti-poaching unit told us when we were in Victoria Falls, tourists do have the ability to change things, by choosing to spend money on responsible activities that truly benefit African wildlife. Wild Horizons has removed lion walks from their website, and Discover Safaris will not book this activity for its clients. If your goal is to see predators up close, the crocodile park is a much better alternative to going on a lion walk. While lion encounter attractions can never lead to releasing lions into the wild, the crocodile park releases over a hundred of their crocodiles every year, and has significantly contributed to bringing Nile crocodiles back from the edge of extinction.
Written 29 September 2019
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Tricia C
7 contributions
Sep 2019
The Crocodile Farm in Vic Falls houses an approximate number of 35,000 crocodiles from hatchlings to mature ones. Our guide took us around the place and let us touch a baby crocodile, witness crocodile feeding and even provided quite an experience of holding a constrictor snake with our bare hands under his guidance.

What got us excited the most was their shop that sold snacks, souvenirs, and hand-crafted crocodile leather goods. They have belts, keyholders, wallets, passport holders, clutches, laptop bags, and handbags. Soon, they will also come out with croc-leather straps or bracelets that is a welcome addition to any fashionistas accessories collection.

As crocodile leather is one that is sturdy enough to last a lifetime, the quality comes with a premium price that one has to pay. Women justify such a purchase by calling it an investment. Thankfully, we did not have to break the bank with our purchases. Natalia was very gracious and to accommodate us and sell us the handbags at very reasonable prices. In fact, I was told that they offer the best prices in all over Victoria Falls.

Each one of us came out of the park enriched with the experience of learning about crocodiles and well-pleased with our own "souvenir" that will constantly remind us of our wonderful family vacation in Vic Falls, Zimbabwe
Written 27 September 2019
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