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Bio-Ken Snake Farm

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Address: P.O. BOX 3, Post Code 80202, Watamu, Kenya
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+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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Day Trip to Malindi and Watamu
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Surprising collection of wild animals and snakes in a nice garden, rich in plants and vegetation of every type, very close to Watamu town. It is a good place to spend some hours... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 19, 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Surprising collection of wild animals and snakes in a nice garden, rich in plants and vegetation of every type, very close to Watamu town. It is a good place to spend some hours and see something different, even to be aware of what you could meet in your resort's garden!! The owner is very kind and available for explenations, and... More 

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Rwanda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

i recommend the visit of this snake farm. a guide explains everything for you and it's very interesting

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit this farm because of our strong interest in local snakes around us. Some times we see different snakes in our garden but never can recognise the type, and that makes us afraid even more... And our garden man calls all of them a mamba or a cobra... So, we visited the farm this morning hoping to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

If the kids get restless and are looking for new activities, this worth it. The guide was knowledgeable and let us hold a few specimens.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Took my young grandchildren aged 3yrs & 14months. They both had super time. Our guide Zacharia was fantastic with them..He knows his job. Thank you Zacharia☆★☆

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

A very interesting afternoon . The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable . Lots of different snakes to see as well some other species . Well worth a visit .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Took a group of children from a local orphanage for a visit. So interesting. The kids learned about some of the local snakes. They loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Had a great time visiting the snake farm and getting to hold different types of snakes and reptiles. The staff is so lovely and very informative. A huge shout out to Dixon!! What an awesome guy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

It was a amazing experience we got to hold harmless snakes, see lots of things happen such as 🙌them shedding skin, eating, spitting. thanks to Dixon we had a great time✔ go there

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We had the best guide and she made our visit very interesting. We loved learning about all the different snakes in Kenya!

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