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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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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had a great time visiting the snake farm and getting to hold different types of snakes and reptiles. The staff is so lovely and very informative. A huge shout out to Dixon!! What an awesome guy!

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It was a amazing experience we got to hold harmless snakes, see lots of things happen such as 🙌them shedding skin, eating, spitting. thanks to Dixon we had a great time✔ go there

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had the best guide and she made our visit very interesting. We loved learning about all the different snakes in Kenya!

Thank fourlindvall
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a knowledgeable and interesting guide who explained the characteristics of each snake. What was particularly fascinating was the amount of time available to access an anti-venom serum - or not!

Thank Sandra v
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Worth every shilling - highly informative and fun. The kids loved holding the snakes and chameleons, but balanced by clearly very important scientific work the centre in undertaking

Thank Guy L
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Although I don't like snakes, to say the least, I, my daughter and the grandchildren aged 4 to 17 greatly appreciated this visit to the snake park. The staff are attentive and have a lot of knowledge about the different snakes. I can certainly recommend...More

Thank Britt-Marie S
Reviewed 1 August 2016

At first we thought this was expensive but after the visit and the limited fund raising they have I think it is fair. You go around with a guide who explains the different snakes and you can hold one if you wish. Not a black...More

Thank boxman266a
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Love of snakes is apparent among the farm's staff. They do rescue and education through their representatives in many communities around Kenya. We held a few snakes and a chameleon. Great place to visit :)

Thank Kasia T
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Out guide was very friendly and well informed of all things snake related. I specially loved the chameleons. Good for all ages!

Thank Cainha
Reviewed 15 May 2016

While I was in watama I visited the snake farm .me and my party spent aafternoon there ,the gide was great showing us the snakes that where there the house showed us haw to tell the difference between poisness snakes and non poisness snake

Thank Kevin P
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