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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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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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Gede Watamu Rd, Gede, Kenya, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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+254 718 290324
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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 🐍👍

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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

Thank Susanokle
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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 🐍👍

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

If the kids get restless and are looking for new activities, this worth it. The guide was knowledgeable and let us hold a few specimens.

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

Thank you Jon for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena 🐍👍

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Took my young grandchildren aged 3yrs & 14months. They both had super time. Our guide Zacharia was fantastic with them..He knows his job. Thank you Zacharia☆★☆

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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A very interesting afternoon . The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable . Lots of different snakes to see as well some other species . Well worth a visit .

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

Thank you Tina for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena 🐍👍

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Took a group of children from a local orphanage for a visit. So interesting. The kids learned about some of the local snakes. They loved it.

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

Thank you Cathy for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena 🐍👍

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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!

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