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“Creepy but mind blowing”
Review of Bio-Ken Snake Farm

Bio-Ken Snake Farm
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US$195.00*
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Day Trip to Malindi and Watamu
Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Watamu
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Creepy but mind blowing”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This place has more than 60 different species of snakes and other amphibians and is a must visit for sure.

Visited April 2014
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

So many snakes to see, and the people there know so much!
I got to hold a house snake.
Definitely a place to go while in Watamu.

Visited November 2013
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Informative”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We really enjoyed the snake farm. It was a great opportunity to get close to the snakes and learn more about them. The staff are very knowledgeable and seem to take the protection of the snakes seriously. We really enjoyed our visit.

Visited March 2014
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Snake Heaven”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Fantastic farm, they really care about their animals, and even rehome them after they are able to survive on their own. Even got to hold some snakes and a chameleon!

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Really interesting place to visit”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I visited the Bio Ken Snake Farm Feb 2014.

Very impressed with the knowledge that the staff have for these snakes and other animals. Probably left the place with a different opinion of snakes :-) I went mainly because I wanted to take some macro photos and was not dissapointed.

Many species to see. Not possible for me to tell which are dangerous and which are harmless.

Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
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