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Address: Museum Hill, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-3742131
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Mambas and Cobras

Since I was at the Nairobi Museum, I visited the Snake Park because it's right next door, and because I really wanted to see the mambas and cobras. The snake specimen at the Snake... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
violet2001
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Los Angeles, CA
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group stayed there for over an hour, watching the snakes and other reptiles. Having a little snake phobia, I could only watch for so long. The walled, open air pens were the most fascinating, but the enclosed cages gave a good look at dangerous species.

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Thank allieleitzel1
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Snake park is practically part of the Nairobi National Museun, but you have to pay extra, if you want to visit it. Unfortunatelly you can't see much of the snakes, as the windows haven't been cleaned since ages. Better avoid it...

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Thank Stergios G
Los Angeles, CA
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since I was at the Nairobi Museum, I visited the Snake Park because it's right next door, and because I really wanted to see the mambas and cobras. The snake specimen at the Snake Park are wonderful, but the habitats are dismal. Only the crocodile and the python have decently-sized habitats. The snakes do look healthy, but the habitats are... More 

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Thank violet2001
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

My mother used to bring us here when we were children. It hasn't changed much over the years but the snakes and fish etc were well fed and looked to be healthy. It was getting a lick of paint while I was there and perhaps needs a bit of upgrading but all in all a good wee visitor attraction.

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Thank catrionawear
Edmonton, Canada
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306 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The Snake Park is a good place to get acquainted with the reptiles of Kenya. Of particular interest were the cobra and mamba snakes. While the exhibits are somewhat old fashioned they are informative and we enjoyed the visit. We also had an opportunity to speak with a number of high school students who were keen to learn about reptiles... More 

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Thank DavidGunn1
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This experience was not worth the extra cost to visit whilst at the museum. I have seen better in Australia although the snakes and tortoises were different.

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Thank NanmaJ
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83 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is definitely very well kept, and the staff know what they are talking about. Its a bit creepy if you don't like crawlies... but the kids love it! The National Museum shares the same space - its great too! Also if you are lucky they have once a year an orchid showing... we were lucky... great time to visit... More 

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Thank Lorraine H
Nairobi
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Easily accessible and fun for kids and adults too. They have variety (snakes, Crocs and aquarium area). Took my almost 3 yrs old niece and 6 yrs old nephew, they did not want to leave which earned me some "Cool Auntie" points.

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Thank Rukany
Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This reptiled shelter appears neglected from the word go. The exhibit snakes though average in numbers have good information on the placards but there seems room for upgraded conditions.

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Thank Sikiladi
Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

There were few snakes and they looked more like inmates than animals in as close to their natural habitat as possible. Needs improvement!

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