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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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Day Trip to Malindi and Watamu
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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P.O. BOX 3, Post Code 80202, Watamu, Kenya
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+254 718 290324
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a slightly dingy-looking place, if I'm honest. The tank of toads, with more than one corpse to.explain to our 5 year old, did nothing to improve the 1st impression. But they're food, it turns out. For the.multiple, deadly, beautiful, fascinating snakes kept here...More

Thank Beth35
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A friendly guide explained everything you ever wanted to know about the snakes in Kenya. Tour lasted about 1 hour. Interesting and educational.

Thank Valérie V
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had a great time at the snake farm, our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions, we where also able to have hands on experience handling a snake or two, non poisonous I might add. Having been to Watamu about six...More

Thank Nicoleoctopussy007
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Run by Royjan Taylor, a snake expert. They do collection of venom for research and anti-venom. They also do snake relocation and deal with other reptiles, as well as scorpions.

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

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

Reviewed 2 May 2017

It's a pioneer in its field started in the 1980s by the late legendary James Ashe and his wife, Sanda who is the finest snake handler in the country. Bio-Ken run by Ashe's protegee Royjan and his team visit communities, schools and hospitals, supply CORRECT...More

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

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

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My good goodness we now feel educated ! Lovely place , our 2nd visit and this time we took our time and asked many questions, we asked to hold the snakes and they didn't mind and also the camelion, great visit but u must ask...More

1  Thank Dreammachine42
Bio-Ken, Guest Relations Manager at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you Dreammachine42 for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena 🐍👍

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Deserted location so you can of feel like the snakes are cripping all of over.The guide at the snake farm had a good knowledge of the snakes/reptiles

1  Thank Rachel N
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The snakes and the guided tour were interesting enough. And milking the snakes for venom is a very valuable community project. I did not like this snake farm however. The snakes were in way too small boxes and clearly very stressed out. The entrance fee...More

1  Thank Ilona K
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We learned so much from one of the snake capturers/handlers while getting a hands on experience with many of the different species. Great place to take kids to learn or just to be an adult learning about nature. Giant tortoises were also a nice treat...More

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

Thank you David for your kind review. We hope you will visit Bio-Ken again soon. Karibu Tena 🐍👍. We did not think our tortoises were that big 🐢👊

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A great place to spend a hour or 2 in Watamu. Our guide was very good and managed to interest the kids.

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

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

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