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Bio-Ken Snake Farm

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Gede Watamu Rd, Gede, Kenya, Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 718 290324
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Day Trip to Malindi and Watamu
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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. 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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“anti venom” (14 reviews)
“small snake” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Gede Watamu Rd, Gede, Kenya, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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+254 718 290324
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

It's a pioneer in its field started in the 1980s by the late legendary James Ashe and his wife, Sanda who is the finest snake handler in the country. Bio-Ken run by Ashe's protegee Royjan and his team visit communities, schools and hospitals, supply CORRECT...More

Thank rupiNairobi
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Bio-Ken, Guest Relations Manager at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you Rupi for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena πŸπŸ‘

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 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...More

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Bio-Ken, Guest Relations Manager at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you Dreammachine42 for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena πŸπŸ‘

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

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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Reviewed 8 April 2017

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...More

3  Thank Ilona K
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 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...More

Thank David T
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Bio-Ken, Guest Relations Manager at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you David for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena πŸπŸ‘. We did not think our tortoises were that big πŸ’πŸ‘Š

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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.

Thank Isabelle B
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Bio-Ken, Guest Relations Manager at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you Isabelle for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena πŸπŸ‘

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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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Bio-Ken, Guest Relations Manager at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you Hikwam for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena πŸπŸ‘

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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...More

Thank Cecilia S
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Bio-Ken, Guest Relations Manager at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you Cecilia for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena πŸπŸ‘

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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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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...More

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Bio-Ken, Guest Relations Manager at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you Babadogo for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena πŸπŸ‘

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