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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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At Bio-Ken Snake Farm, you can learn all about snakes and even get to handle a few. The staff are all experts and can answer any questions you have. There are a number of species... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2014
RoyBarford23
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Nairobi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

At Bio-Ken Snake Farm, you can learn all about snakes and even get to handle a few. The staff are all experts and can answer any questions you have. There are a number of species on display, including pythons, cobras, mambas and non-poisonous snakes such as mole snakes, which can be handled by guests. Bio-Ken do excellent work in dispensing... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

I'm not crazy about snakes but this was a very eye opening place. They have every snake you can think of. If you are into snakes or want to hold a snake or learn how to handle and reallocate snakes, pay Bio Ken a visit! All the guides within are very knowledgeable on every single thing to do with snakes.... More 

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Halmstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

Lots of great creepy crawlers packed into this small gem of a park. Knowledge guides. Our whole family (2 adults + a 5-year-old) enjoyed our visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We were shown around by bonniface who was very knowledgable about snakes. It was a great place to visit and we came away with lots of new facts about snakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This place has more than 60 different species of snakes and other amphibians and is a must visit for sure.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

So many snakes to see, and the people there know so much! I got to hold a house snake. Definitely a place to go while in Watamu.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We really enjoyed the snake farm. It was a great opportunity to get close to the snakes and learn more about them. The staff are very knowledgeable and seem to take the protection of the snakes seriously. We really enjoyed our visit.

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Fantastic farm, they really care about their animals, and even rehome them after they are able to survive on their own. Even got to hold some snakes and a chameleon!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

I visited the Bio Ken Snake Farm Feb 2014. Very impressed with the knowledge that the staff have for these snakes and other animals. Probably left the place with a different opinion of snakes :-) I went mainly because I wanted to take some macro photos and was not dissapointed. Many species to see. Not possible for me to tell... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

The boys went for a visit to this attraction and were totally absorbed! They were allowed to hold non-venomous snakes and came back full of information. A short tuk-tuk ride away. Does close during the middle of the day so check times.

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