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Bio-Ken Snake Farm

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“anti venom”(15 reviews)
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...more
Gede Watamu Rd, Gede, Kenya, Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 718 290324
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Reviewed yesterday

Very informative guides introduce you to a wide range of local reptiles and the important Bio-ken anti venom programme

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank safariSteve18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is Bio-Ken an interesting place to learn about the snakes and other reptiles of Kenya, they also serve an important social role. Their team react to snake sightings and will find and remove a snake from a home, release captured snakes into the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrTwerktwerk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you like nature, if you want to learn about African snakes still around, you should go and take your friends and children with you; you'll learn to respect these creatures as important actors of an intact environment

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gerd F
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This is a fabulous project. I've been taking my daughter for years and she continues to be fascinated (and loves snakes as much as I). The guides are knowledgeable and friendly and clearly love their work. I love that they continue to do so much...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Caroline L
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This was one of the surprises from our trip! We walked to Bio-Ken Snake Farm from Ruby Hall where we stayed and we had THE most amazing experience!! Fantastic to see the snakes, learn about them, and yes to actually be allowed to hold some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sam-Q-1969
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

A worthwhile outing if you're in Watamu. Beautiful snakes and other creatures, with friendly and informative guides. Our 8 and 10year olds loved holding the snakes and learning about creation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 500shellye
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We really enjoyed our tour in this place thanks to our guide, She was smiling and ready to answer to our curiosities. She was really good at sharing her genuine love for snakes and reptiles. We could feel her passion for this job and these...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

A very knowledgeable guide showed us around the facility and explained about the milking of the snakes for anti venom serum. They care for many reptiles including turtles and the snakes looked very healthy, but the cages were a bit small for some of them.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JulietandIain
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A must visit to see the fantadtic snakes and the wonderful work they are doing to save lives. You can learn so much about the snakes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tushar s
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited the farm before noon. The guide their are very informative. The mix of snakes is wide and if you have children or teens it might be biggest opportunity to learn many things on the snakes of East Africa. The tour will take less...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mansi66
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