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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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My good goodness we now feel educated ! Lovely place , our 2nd visit and this time we took our time and asked many questions, we asked to hold the snakes and they didn't mind and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dreammachine42
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My good goodness we now feel educated ! Lovely place , our 2nd visit and this time we took our time and asked many questions, we asked to hold the snakes and they didn't mind and also the camelion, great visit but u must ask if you want anything

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deserted location so you can of feel like the snakes are cripping all of over.The guide at the snake farm had a good knowledge of the snakes/reptiles

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1 Thank Rachel N
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The snakes and the guided tour were interesting enough. And milking the snakes for venom is a very valuable community project. I did not like this snake farm however. The snakes were in way too small boxes and clearly very stressed out. The entrance fee was 1000 KSH which seemed very high comparing to what you get. Well, I suppose... More 

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1 Thank Ilona K
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We learned so much from one of the snake capturers/handlers while getting a hands on experience with many of the different species. Great place to take kids to learn or just to be an adult learning about nature. Giant tortoises were also a nice treat at the end!

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Thank David T
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A great place to spend a hour or 2 in Watamu. Our guide was very good and managed to interest the kids.

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Thank Isabelle B
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Inspirational small snake and reptile setup used for amazing far reaching research to create awareness on the value of snake in the cycle of life.

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1 Thank hikwam
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 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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Thank Cecilia S
Rwanda
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

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

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Thank Susanokle
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 January 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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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 January 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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