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Bio-Ken Snake Farm

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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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Gede Watamu Rd, Gede, Kenya, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sam-Q-1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A worthwhile outing if you're in Watamu. Beautiful snakes and other creatures, with friendly and informative guides. Our 8 and 10year olds loved holding the snakes and learning about creation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 500shellye
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JulietandIain
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A must visit to see the fantadtic snakes and the wonderful work they are doing to save lives. You can learn so much about the snakes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tushar s
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mansi66
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We enjoyed our visit to Bio-Ken snake farm very much, adult & children. The guide(zaceria) was very knowledgeable, and friendly. you must visit this place even if you think you don't like or afraid of snakes ( i do) after the visit it possible you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GilH159
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Definitely i could never come to terms with my own kind that i could carry a snake on my back, i even could not imagine the view of those snakes surely if you are interested with snakes you need to visit this place. The guides...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rodger O
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the centre a lot. The entrance fee included a tour with a guide(circa 45 min) who was very knowledgeable, friendly and willing to answer all our questions. Wide selection of different snakes native to Kenya.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Clausilgo
Reviewed 13 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank biomndo
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