Malindi Day Trip Bio-Ken Snake Farm & Laboratory Tour Watamu
Malindi Day Trip Bio-Ken Snake Farm Tour Watamu offers a 45 minutes guided tour of a snake farm in Watamu that deals with reptiles, especially snakes and snake-bite. There are more than 260 snakes at Bio Ken representing nearly 60 species. Bio Ken Snake Park is located 25 km from Malindi and 1 km from Watamu. With 127 different species, the farm is known for having the largest collection of snakes in Kenya which includes 93 harmless non-venomous species, and 10 species that inflict. They also have snakes, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, frogs, and toads. Bio-Ken Snake Farm is located in painful non-lethal bites, and 24 deadly species, with 18 being known to have taken human life.
Bio-Ken Snake Farm in Watamu has been educating visitors and locals about reptiles for many years, providing excellent experiences as well as anti-venom for those unfortunate enough to be bitten by snakes. Species housed at Bio-Ken Snake Farm include pythons, mambas, cobras, tree snakes, and non-venomous species such as mole snakes, which can be handled by visitors. If you visit the snake farm before 1100 hours from Monday to Friday you can watch them being milked for their venom a really fascinating thing to see. This venom is processed and made into antivenom which saves lives. Bio-ken snake farm operates from 1000 Hours to 1700 Hours.
Malindi Day Trip Bio-Ken Snake Farm Tour Watamu is a visit to a research centre housing fascinating reptiles and dealing mostly with snakes and snake bites called Bio-Ken Snake Farm in Watamu.
If you have an interest in learning about some of the slithering animals that are found in the ecosystems of coastal East Africa, a visit to Bio-Ken Snake Farm with African Spice Safaris will give you an insightful herpetology tour in this part of Watamu that is sure to amaze and thrill you!
It houses the largest collection of snakes in East Africa and is open to visitors. As well as touring the facilities and the reptiles, visitors can go on day safaris to look for snakes in their natural habitat with trained guides. Guided trips to Jimbe and Gede take you into the natural habitats of the snakes so that you learn how to locate and identify them in a much less controlled environment.
Bio-Ken Snake Farm is regarded as the best of the snake parks along Kenya’s coast. There are more than 260 snakes at Bio-Ken Farm representing nearly 60 species. They also have snakes, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, frogs and toads. Kenya is home to 127 snake species, of which only 18 have caused human fatalities and 93 are not venomous or dangerous.
Highly-experienced guides at Bio-Ken Snake Farm can answer any questions you have about reptiles, and will provide you with an entertaining and informative tour of the premises.
While at the farm, you not only get to see these animals up close, but you also watch as the staff milk the snakes for their venom which is used to make anti-venom for local communities and medical facilities.
This center has a very scientific approach. We have heard many interesting information about snakes, their conservation, information regarding identification of dangerous snakes and probable snake-bite symptoms. Bio-Ken Farm holds biannual snake-bite seminars which are attended by experts from all over the world.
As part of the farm’s outreach and educational programs to protect the snakes and promote the preservation of their habitats, Bio-Ken Snake Farm often takes the snakes on the road for demonstrations at local hotels.
Bio-Ken is promoting an educational scheme to teach people the correct procedures when faced with a snake-bite, the importance of snakes and why they should not necessarily be killed on sight.
Malindi Day Trip Bio-Ken Snake Farm Tour Watamu Prices
Malindi Day Trip Bio-Ken Snake Farm Tour Watamu Rates Includes:
Professional English speaking guides + All entry fees + guide fee + service charge and taxes & Pickup from your hotel in Malindi and drop-off to your hotel
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* Visiting hours: from 1000 Hours to 1200 Hours and from 1400 Hours to 1700 Hours
Malindi Day Trip Bio-Ken Snake Farm Tour Watamu Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)