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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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+254 718 290324
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank nathalie_nthl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank JulietandIain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Tushar s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Mansi66
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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

Thank anna b
Reviewed 11 February 2018

It is well worth a visit to Biio Ken, although small the work the staff do here is really important, We were shown around by a guide who explained al the different snakes and the process for collecting venom. We also saw turtles, monitor lizards...More

Thank fms15
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived and welcomed by the very knowledgeable staff at this well needed local snake farm Sadly one of the founders had recently passed away The knowledge and passion of the staff was totally appreciated and we were given great in depth history on all...More

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