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Bio-Ken Snake Farm

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P.O. BOX 3, Post Code 80202, Watamu, Kenya
+254 718 290324
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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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P.O. BOX 3, Post Code 80202, Watamu, Kenya
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+254 718 290324
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Well worth a visit as a break from the beach. They have a lot of snakes and the guides are very well informed. You can also hold the snakes (non dangerous ones of course!) However 1,000KES is to expensive.

1  Thank KakamegaRover
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

There are hardly any snakes in what from the outside looks like a large building. Save your time and find somewhere else to visit in Watamu.

Thank NirmalyaKE
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Very impressed with our guide, Boniface, who had the kids fascinated. Some very well-fed snakes to see! The place seems well maintained and worth visiting to contribute to the project.

Thank Sarah5532
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Bit creepy at first but then my family got to learn so much about snakes. The money they charge as entrance fees will be used to conserve them. Good for 40-50 minutes.

Thank Bhavesh S
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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

An exhaustive array of the most dangerous and friendliest snakes ! Very informed guides - we had Geoffrey who had great experience & stories to share... Definitely some life saving tips for those of us who never encounter snakes... Black mambas, green mambas, twig snskes...More

1  Thank McGreevyTeam
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

Bio-Ken is run by highly knowledgable and dedidacted people. You will be shown snakes and explained their behaviour and lifestyle. Holding a snake? Yes, you will handle a harmless snake and if you are scared it is the time you can overcome it. Snakes are...More

Thank Buscherlebnisse
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

A small snake farm , many viarieties of snakes esp Cobras. The amazing thing is they allow you to hold the non harmful snakes . It's an experiance.

Thank Maxx703
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Superb tour from our guide Dickson, extremely knowledgeable and educational especially from somebody who is petrified of snakes

Thank DannyJSB
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

The Snake farm is exactly that. Lotsa snakes but in glass cases and protestive mesh. Our guide "cant remember his name' told us that the family managed farm has helped the community be more tolerant to snakes as according to him majority of snakes are...More

1  Thank kwambox85
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

WOW! I am thoroughly impressed with Bio-Ken Snake Farm. It is well worth a visit, so don't just consider it: GO! We visited Bio-Ken as a family and my twins of 8 were absolutely glued to our guide. He was very patient with them and...More

Thank Esme v
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