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Bio-Ken Snake Farm

#5 of 23 things to do in Watamu Features Animals
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
+254 718 290324
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Reviewed 26 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
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
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Excellent guide, and the snakes seemed well cared for and there was a nice variety. Kids could hold three or four types of snakes. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank SafariPrincessTZ
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic time here - very informative and interactive tour. Learnt lots about snakes and other reptile creatures. Would recommend!

1  Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 1 January 2015

interesting tour around the snakes-quite a small area but all the mamba's, vine snakes, adders you ever need-very knowledgeable guides and you can handle a house snake if you should dare.

1  Thank coopersintunisia
Reviewed 30 December 2014

A great morning activity with some friends. Interesting snakes, an interesting tour and rather nerve-racking snake handling! Worth the 750 shillings for sure.

1  Thank Niamah
Reviewed 20 November 2014

As well as displaying the many snakes of the region (including some of the world's most poisonous) this snake farm does valuable conservation and education work and also "milks" snakes' venom for the manufacture of antidotes. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. You can...More

Thank cleoch
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...More

2  Thank Roy B
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!...More

1  Thank Naomi K
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.

1  Thank Resfeber75
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