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Bio-Ken Snake Farm

P.O. BOX 3, Post Code 80202, Watamu, Kenya
+254 718 290324
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Watamu
Type: Farms, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: Bio-Ken is a research centre, which deals with reptiles, especially snakes and snake-bite. Located less than 5 minutes drive from the hotels in Watamu - Kenya, it houses the largest collection of Snakes in East Africa and is open to the public. There are about 127 different snake species in Kenya. Of these only 18 have caused human fatalities and only another 6 could kill you. Another 10 could cause you a lot of pain and the remaining 93 or so, are non-venomous nor dangerous.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
60 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

As well as displaying the many snakes of the region (including some of the world's most poisonous) this snake farm does valuable conservation and education work and also "milks" snakes' venom for the manufacture of antidotes. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. You can even handle some of the non-poisonous snakes if you have a mind.

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Nairobi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

At Bio-Ken Snake Farm, you can learn all about snakes and even get to handle a few. The staff are all experts and can answer any questions you have. There are a number of species on display, including pythons, cobras, mambas and non-poisonous snakes such as mole snakes, which can be handled by guests. Bio-Ken do excellent work in dispensing... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I'm not crazy about snakes but this was a very eye opening place. They have every snake you can think of. If you are into snakes or want to hold a snake or learn how to handle and reallocate snakes, pay Bio Ken a visit! All the guides within are very knowledgeable on every single thing to do with snakes.... More

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Halmstad, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Lots of great creepy crawlers packed into this small gem of a park. Knowledge guides. Our whole family (2 adults + a 5-year-old) enjoyed our visit.

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Oxford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were shown around by bonniface who was very knowledgable about snakes. It was a great place to visit and we came away with lots of new facts about snakes.

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Nairobi
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This place has more than 60 different species of snakes and other amphibians and is a must visit for sure.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

So many snakes to see, and the people there know so much! I got to hold a house snake. Definitely a place to go while in Watamu.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We really enjoyed the snake farm. It was a great opportunity to get close to the snakes and learn more about them. The staff are very knowledgeable and seem to take the protection of the snakes seriously. We really enjoyed our visit.

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Fantastic farm, they really care about their animals, and even rehome them after they are able to survive on their own. Even got to hold some snakes and a chameleon!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I visited the Bio Ken Snake Farm Feb 2014. Very impressed with the knowledge that the staff have for these snakes and other animals. Probably left the place with a different opinion of snakes :-) I went mainly because I wanted to take some macro photos and was not dissapointed. Many species to see. Not possible for me to tell... More

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