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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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Day Trip to Malindi and Watamu
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A intresting afternoon.

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 .

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Tina M
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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
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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 .

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Thank Tina M
Lopez Island, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank 779cathyd
Toronto
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank AB5Safaris
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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Igel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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Reviewed 18 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!

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Thank Sandra v
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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

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 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 a visit. Note: no credit cards.

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liverpool
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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 mamba of course. It is interesting and there are lots to see. The venom is... More 

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