Watamu Snake Farm
Our dedicated team at the farm is waiting to take you on a tour of some of Kenya’s most incredible wildlife!
WELCOME TO THE WATAMU SNAKE FARM
Just outside the picturesque coastal town of Watamu, Kenya, you will find the Watamu Snake Farm, a hands on research and education centre, dealing with reptiles, but primarily snakes and snake-bites. Located less than a 5 minutes drive from the hotels in Watamu, it houses one of the largest and most diverse collections of East African venomous snakes in East Africa and is open to the public.
At the park, we have almost 50 Kenyan snake species. Amongst these are The Ashe’s Spitting Cobra, a Black Boomslang, and the infamous Black Mamba. Our dedicated guides and venomous snake handlers are excited to show you the world of these mysterious critters and teach you more about their characteristics, lifestyle and habits.
Are you afraid of snakes? Tell your guide before your tour and we hope to change your mind before you leave!
Snake farm TOUR
Feel free to pop in and enjoy a tour by your private guide, who is also a venomous snake handler and happy to answer all your reptile related questions.
Monday to Friday at 11am we have a venomous snake milking demonstration, and one of our snake handlers will talk you through the whole process and answer any questions you have. Definitely a highlight of a visit to the Watamu Snake Farm.
Become a Reptile Ranger and join our kids club every Saturday morning. The kids have so much fun feeding the tortoises, digging for clues and learning more about our Reptile Friends!
Children under the age of 4 need to be accompanied by an adult.
There is nothing as exhilarating as seeing a snake in the wild! Our guided snake safaris provide an amazing opportunity to explore the wilds of Kenya with a knowledgeable and skilled snake handler to do just that.
From short half day excursions from the snake farm to longer camping or lodge safaris we can tailor a trip to your individual needs. Our team are passionate about snakes and Africa and we can’t wait to share this with you. Contact us so we can begin planning this experience of a lifetime with you.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING
As with all outstanding photography involving wildlife, success is achieved through more than just great camera work. As you are dealing with complex and unpredictable subjects that often don’t want to be seen, an equally important step in producing stand-out photographs is to understand (and find) the animal you’re after.
At Watamu Snake Farm we can provide you with that opportunity to photograph a huge variety of both venomous and non venomous snakes, often not easily found or seen, and certainly not so they can be photographed.
Our professional handlers will help pose subjects in natural environments within the snake farm premises for realistic images, taken safely.