Hello! As promised in a previous blog post, I am posting about Mamba Village which is home to many crocodiles! I visited two Mamba Villages, one in Mombasa and one in Nairobi. I will be posting about both Mamba Villages, enjoy!
When we went to Mamba Village in Nairobi, children from different primary schools were visiting. Their tour guide was very charismatic, and did a good job of welcoming the children. Pointing at a crocodile the tour guide said in Swahili, “unataka ni amuke?” Which translates to, would you like me to wake him up? The children responded, “eeh” or “yes.” Then the tour guide tapped the crocodile on the head with a stick; the crocodile immediately lached onto the stick with his teeth! The children ran backwards screaming, but they were only scared for a moment.
The Mamba Village in Mombasa is the largest crocodile farm in Kenya! It was a beautiful rainforest; there was even a waterfall where we took pictures. On a somber note, there was a man-eating crocodile at Mamba Village called Big Daddy. Big Daddy is 5 meters long and 137kilograms; he killed 5 people before he was captured and brought to the crocodile farm. Surprisingly, what I thought was the most enjoyable attraction at Mamba Village was holding a baby crocodile and a python. A week ago, if you told me I would be holding a python in the near future I would have called you a liar! I blame it on the heat in Mombasa, it makes me feel adventurous.
There is still so much for you to see, so tune in for my next post! Mamba Out!✌