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Bio-Ken Snake Farm

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Address: P.O. BOX 3, Post Code 80202, Watamu, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 718 290324
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Bio-Ken is a research centre, which deals with reptiles, especially snakes...

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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Worth every shilling - highly informative and fun. The kids loved holding the snakes and chameleons, but balanced by clearly very important scientific work the centre in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Guy L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth every shilling - highly informative and fun. The kids loved holding the snakes and chameleons, but balanced by clearly very important scientific work the centre in undertaking

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Thank Guy L
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I don't like snakes, to say the least, I, my daughter and the grandchildren aged 4 to 17 greatly appreciated this visit to the snake park. The staff are attentive and have a lot of knowledge about the different snakes. I can certainly recommend a visit. Note: no credit cards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first we thought this was expensive but after the visit and the limited fund raising they have I think it is fair. You go around with a guide who explains the different snakes and you can hold one if you wish. Not a black mamba of course. It is interesting and there are lots to see. The venom is... More 

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Thank boxman266a
Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Love of snakes is apparent among the farm's staff. They do rescue and education through their representatives in many communities around Kenya. We held a few snakes and a chameleon. Great place to visit :)

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Thank Kasia T
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Out guide was very friendly and well informed of all things snake related. I specially loved the chameleons. Good for all ages!

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Thank Cainha
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

While I was in watama I visited the snake farm .me and my party spent aafternoon there ,the gide was great showing us the snakes that where there the house showed us haw to tell the difference between poisness snakes and non poisness snake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

This review is written by nine-year old snake-loving child: We visited the snake farm with my brother, Dad, uncle and cousin in January when we were staying in Watamu. Our guide showed us loads of different snakes and other reptiles that had been caught in the area. They were in cages, but during the tour we also got to hold... More 

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Thank Sevillanita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Children found the attraction very interesting , and informative in safety . Children liked the larger snakes

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

A very informative tour of a snake park. A wide variety of snakes both venemous and nonvenemous with the opportunity to handle some. The snake park is there for protection of and t help snakes so the snakes are not I'll treated or bred just to show. The monies collected are UT beack into snake conservation .

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Thank Les J
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I'm terrified of snakes but my partner and I decided it would be a great idea to know and understand what I was scared of. Geofrey was awesome teaching us about the crawlies. Let us hold them... Well not me :p obviously. Also what to do and NOT to do in case of an encounter. Busted many myths too. It's... More 

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