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Bio-Ken Snake Farm

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Gede Watamu Rd, Gede, Kenya, Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 718 290324
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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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“anti venom” (14 reviews)
“small snake” (3 reviews)
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Gede Watamu Rd, Gede, Kenya, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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+254 718 290324
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a day visit to Bio-Ken snake farm, im no fan of snakes but i think i have been partially converted. The guide is very informative, knows each snake by type. What was impressive was the ampunt of research and work done by this team...More

Thank anna b
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

It is well worth a visit to Biio Ken, although small the work the staff do here is really important, We were shown around by a guide who explained al the different snakes and the process for collecting venom. We also saw turtles, monitor lizards...More

Thank fms15
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We arrived and welcomed by the very knowledgeable staff at this well needed local snake farm Sadly one of the founders had recently passed away The knowledge and passion of the staff was totally appreciated and we were given great in depth history on all...More

Thank Splitty7
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Having been many times before I decided to take a few of my friends. It is amazing how you never stop learning from these guys! Alex was wonderful - letting us have a fantastic time whilst also teaching us. I couldn’t recommend this place more!

Thank Carys2557
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Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

So many species with such knowledgeable guides. The snakes are very well taken care of. Even if you are not a snake fan you will find it fascinating.

Thank janetp1111
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Bio Ken is a short tuck tuck ride outside of Watamu, costs about 100 schillings. On arrival the place looks a bit run down and is definitely functional and not just there for tourists. A member of staff acted as our guide and very shortly...More

Thank Stuart h h
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a slightly dingy-looking place, if I'm honest. The tank of toads, with more than one corpse to.explain to our 5 year old, did nothing to improve the 1st impression. But they're food, it turns out. For the.multiple, deadly, beautiful, fascinating snakes kept here...More

Thank Beth35
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

A friendly guide explained everything you ever wanted to know about the snakes in Kenya. Tour lasted about 1 hour. Interesting and educational.

Thank Valérie V
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

We had a great time at the snake farm, our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions, we where also able to have hands on experience handling a snake or two, non poisonous I might add. Having been to Watamu about six...More

Thank Nicoleoctopussy007
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

Run by Royjan Taylor, a snake expert. They do collection of venom for research and anti-venom. They also do snake relocation and deal with other reptiles, as well as scorpions.

Thank Craig H
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Bio-Ken, Guest Relations Manager at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2017

Thank you for your kind review Craig. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again. Karibu Tena 🐍👍

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