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Address: Museum Hill, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-3742131
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Snake Park

The Nairobi Snake Park was started in January, 1961 to meet a popular attraction and to provide a research facility on reptiles, breeding of snakes. Live snakes were exhibited on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Royal P
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Riihimaki, Finland
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite sad place. There was few snakes in small and dirty boxes (glasses were so dirty, that it was hard to see through) and also crocodiles in small cages. We felt very bad for those animals.

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Thank MK_TK_98
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reason I went to Snake Park is the combined ticket they sell in Nairobi National Museum. The standalone ticket is 1200KES, while the combined ticket (Museum + Snake Park) is 1500KES, therefore I thought why not give it a try? Turned out the place was not worth visiting at all. First of all, there were not too much to... More 

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Thank 568stevent
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large range of snakes native to Kenya and very interesting for a visitor. with good descriptions and background. Would recommend it those wanting to see beyond Kenya's other wonderful wildlife and see their snakes, and most are highly venomous.

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Thank Daryl J
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We try and visit snake park every 6 months to support it but must say I was very disappointed this time round. It is very run down and has veryyyy little snakes and marine.

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Thank AngieManish
Nairobi, Kenya
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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The Nairobi Snake Park was started in January, 1961 to meet a popular attraction and to provide a research facility on reptiles, breeding of snakes. Live snakes were exhibited on experimental basis at the entrance of the Museum in 1958 which later became a popular attraction.When the popularity was noted, a portion of land in front of the Museum and... More 

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1 Thank Royal P
London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

It is in the grounds of the National Museum. If you are there, pop in. It is of modest size. The collection is limited. Seeing a majestic crocodile in a 6 by 6 concrete enclosure is a depressing site. Better go to the Nairobi National Park and see the creatures in their natural habitat.

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Thank peter m
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

You can buy a combo ticket for the museum and snake park. They are side by side. They've got all the nasty snakes to see, as well as crocs. They also have an American alligator next to the Nile croc so you can have a clear idea of the difference. Happy to see the snakes housed rather than wild. The... More 

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1 Thank Nadina Y
Mexico city
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I was thinking about this place as a display for the African snakes ... But , they had a few of them , the displays are very bad and dirty so is hard to see the snakes in that environment. Hard to find , no parking place , no signs and no information ... So don't waste your time.

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2 Thank Maria R
ARLINGTON
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A nice add on if you have the time after visiting the Nairobi National Museum. Most of the reptiles are behind glass, but the larger ones (crocodiles and alligators as well as some tortoises) are outside. Nice display of tilapia (fish)

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1 Thank MARTINKalfatovic
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A lot of different species of snakes. The central garden is open with poisonous snakes inside so make sure you don't fall in.

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