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Address: Museum Hill, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-3742131
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This has so much potential, with some really impressive specimens. I have not seen a Gaboon Viper that large before. The puff adder is also an impressive size. There some large... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Mike S
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Hadn't been here for a while, Pleasantly surprised museum is much more user friendly than before. The café / restaurant in the grounds is a nice place to sit (let the kids play in the large , safe grounds) and enjoy a beer or coffee in calm and peaceful surroundings only a few minutes from the city centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The snake park is interesting as you can see different types of African snakes, from Green Mamba to Python, and you can marvel how well snakes can camouflage themselves in their natural environment. You can also see the crocodiles being fed, but if you have small children with you dont take them to the crocs mealtime, as they are fed... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

They house many of the snake species that can be viewed through a glass window and it is interesting for both adults and children as long as you are not squeamish about snakes. They have a few lizards and tortoises too. There is restaurant opposite the museum which makes for a nice stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

it is a place you should visit, regardless all reptiles in the glass boxes (which may be seen in anywhere else and different Zoos) there is an open area in the middle where I watched snakes, lizards, turtles chameleon, and geckos living together same as in the wild, eating each others, fighting, chasing it was a very good experience

Thank 417ahmedz
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This has so much potential, with some really impressive specimens. I have not seen a Gaboon Viper that large before. The puff adder is also an impressive size. There some large mambas which must be reaching their maximum sizes, but the place obviously is not receiving the funds it should. The buildings majestic but the exhibits are run down and... More 

Thank Mike S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you want to see all kinds of snakes in safe environment, visiting Snake park on the side of National Museum is a good idea.

Thank Cheeriop
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

In the grounds of the Nairobi National Museum, you can combine the ticket for the Museum with one for the Snake Park. It doesn't cost much more. The Snake Park is small, but has a big selection of snakes. There are also some tortoises and an alligator. There are a lot of venomous snakes here, so this is your best... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was the most snakes I have ever seen in one day. They are all enclosed but you can read about the type and watch them. If you have more time, pay a guide to tell you about them. We had already done the national museum and my son was tired so we just briefly walked through. I would definitely... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

though am afraid of snakes, i found the place okay and the place has many different animals to view.A great place to take a walk and relux and also feed some reptiles like the crocodiles.

Thank James J
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went awhile ago, would never go back. the croc pond was dirty with little water. Worst of all were the rabbits ,thin,dehydrated and in the blazing sun. Standing on hot wire in cages, probably snake food.

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