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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...more
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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