Gwembe Safaris

General Info

Work was started on the Livingstone Reptile Park in 2000 and though development is ongoing, we opened to the public in 2001. The owners Mr. Joseph Brooks and Ian Brooks have been involved in the crocodile industry since 1990 and been involved in wildlife management since the mid 1950’s

Before construction began permission was given by the then National Parks and Wildlife department. The park was then inspected by the Zambian CITES representative before we opened.  We therefore abide by the regulations laid down by both ZAWA and CITES.

Gwembe Safaris also holds a Tour Operators permit issued by the Zambian Ministry of Tourism.


Livingstone Reptile Park is covered by a $1,000,000 Public Liability insurance.


Animals are kept securely behind diamond mesh security fencing. The pens have an additional retaining wall to prevent accidental damage to the fence at ground level. Clients are further protected by providing a raised walkway to keep them a safe height above the crocodiles.

Our snake pens are housed under thatch to keep them cool and heating pads are used during winter to protect our exhibits from frost. The cages are constructed from wood which is more temperature friendly for the animals. The public is protected behind 4mm glass and a safety rail to prevent accidental damage.


Trained guides are provided for visitors to the park . This is done to both provide information and to ensure that children are controlled and general safety guidelines are adhered to.


Our standard  return transfers are available from most hotels and lodges within a 10Km radius of the park. Other transfers are available by request and at additional prices. We operate two 12 seater safari vehicles for  transfers and game drives. Border transfers are available up to the Zimbabwean border.


Clients are responsible for their own visas.


One complimentary is allowed for the group leader of 10 clients


Prepaid bookings will be subject to 100% cancellation fee for no shows and same day cancellations. Cancellations made within 30 days of travel will be subject to a 50% fee.

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