Snake Pit, a snake park, is set to open in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe at the end of this month.
Manager Peter Mwembe said the snake park, which will be launched during the last weekend of May, is also part of a rescue operation for the endangered snake specie around the country.
“We are waiting for a permit from the National Parks and Wildlife Authority. Everything is ready and we are hopeful that we will open by month end,” Mwembe said.
Mwembe said the snake park will be a wonderful source of enjoyment and relaxation for locals and foreign visitors who are fascinated by wild exotic and indigenous snakes.
Furthermore, he said the snake park will provide various activities that include guided tours and guests will be able to learn about some of the most dangerous snakes in the world. Snakes at the park include the red-tailed boas, rattle snakes, tiger snakes, black and green mamba, puff adders and anacondas.
“We also offer services such as rescue and a rehabilitation centre for snakes (abandoned, confiscated, illegal collection). The Snake Pit has been assisting the city residents in their residential areas by removing spotted house snakes and as well as giving advice on how to reduce possible snakebites within their homesteads,” Mwembe said adding that snake identification service is also provided.
The snake park will be located close to the railway line in the CBD, where construction work is already in progress.