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Review of Bio-Ken Snake Farm

Bio-Ken Snake Farm
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$195.00*
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Day Trip to Malindi and Watamu
Ranked #6 of 24 things to do in Watamu
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 3, 2013

the snake park visit was a fun visit.it has quite a number of various snakes with courteous guides.The only problem was that the owner has a loose dog and my wife has a phobia for dogs.Our polite request to leash the dog was given a rude response by the lady owner/manager who said we can get out if we so wish but she will not leash the dog.We had to quietly walk out as the dog was constantly at visitors feet and it was a nuisance.No refund was offerred.

1  Thank Munir T
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Took the kids here for a morning to escape the heat briefly. We were the only people there and Jeffrey took us on a very informative and enjoyable tour of the various reptilian species housed at the farm. We were allowed to hold snakes, geckos and other reptiles, an experience that delighted children young and old. A really good break from the sun, sand and sea.

1  Thank Tanzastat
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

The Bio-Ken Snake farm is definitely worth the detour. My wife and myself are dead scared of snakes but our son (3 years old) was delighted. Under the supervision of a very knowledgeable guide, he even went as far as taking one of the snakes in his hands.

The guide was an excellent and passionate herpetologist and he made the visit very interesting by telling us many facts about snakes, which made them look less diabolical to our scared eyes.

Thank Michel P
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Another really fascinating and informative place, there were only a couple of other people there and we were given a full tour and a great deal of information and the boys had a chance to hold a couple of snakes and there were also monitor lizards, chameleons. Overall really impressive effort to promote knowledge and understanding of reptiles.

1  Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We visited bio-ken as a family of 5. It is open at set times so do check before turning up.
It was approx £7.50 per adult and £4 per child, which is a little pricey but the centre relies on visitors and provides an invaluable service to this part of Kenya.
We had our own guide who was happy to talk at length about each snake and to let us handle the non venomous ones!!
There are tortoises, crocodile, lizards and a friendly terrier!!
Although its a small centre affording a short visit we learnt so much, and particularly enjoyed the centre's visit to our hotel.

Thank Yabbo
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