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amelia_11
Montreal20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
That may be an unpopular opinion, but my 7yo daughter really enjoyed the snake park. One of the keeper made her manipulate a (non venomous) snake, a chameleon, touch a crocodile and tortoises. She was mesmerized by all the reptiles. We spent a good 1.5 hours there and she could have stayed longer. Great stop after the Nairobi National Museum (which she very much enjoyed too). Yes it’s small and a bit battered, but for kids it can be an amazing experience (and adults who got to touch these reptiles seemed to be happy with their experience. I personally stayed away ;) )
Written 13 March 2022
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moha m
Nairobi, Kenya100 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
The place is as small as a 3 bedroom house, and don';t let the photo's lie to you, new rules,you are not allowed to hold any snake even if you are ready to pay, usually the place is overcrowded by school children and it takes roughly 10mins to see everything in that tiny little place.I find it unfair how they can charge non citizens a ridiculous 800/- for snake park, but anyway corruption is the way of life here :)
Written 27 January 2015
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John T
Moshi, Tanzania46 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
My son likes snakes, so we decided to take him to see them while visiting the National Museum. He loved the 30 minutes of so it took to see various snakes; most of them displayed in fish tank type enclosures.

I guess you cannot display them any other way, but it was really depressing and it did not seem that the snakes had the space they deserve. Albeit my sons still speak of the place, I think for the rights of animals it needs to be totally refurbished or shut down.

Unless you want to see these wonderful snakes ending their lives in terrible conditions I would give it a miss.
Written 29 March 2015
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Erik M
Seattle, WA3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
If you’re attending out of your fascination and love for animals, this isn’t the place for you.

ANIMAL ABUSE IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT.

The staff here will poke the crocodiles with a metal rod so you can get a photo opportunity. Disgusting.

Big mistake coming here. The tanks are not clean and the reptiles are in an unhealthy environment.

Don’t even get me started on the dead snake they still have on display!!! Someone shut this place down.

The park employees DO NOT CARE about these reptiles at all.
Written 1 August 2018
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Cristina N
London, UK72 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This place should be shut down immediately! They keep the animals in horrible conditions and the animals actually look rather sick. It is an unsanitary place that only has one purpose: make money without taking into account the well-being of the animals they have under their care.
There is also a giant DEAD python in a horrible dirty tank in the middle of the park. They refuse to take it down because it was a famous python!!!
If this all wasn’t enough, one of the park employees used a metal pole to hit the large Nile Crocodile so it would move and roar. The only purpose is so vistors can get a show.
This is so sad and this kind of places should no longer exist!!! Please avoid!!!!
Written 31 July 2018
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Adele S
Iran34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
You will see only a couple of snakes in very bad situation with a very bad smell in the air.
Never worth it
Written 13 March 2017
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stevenjbull
Toronto, Canada209 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The potential is there for this to be cool - the location is great right behind the Nairobi National Museum, there are some cool animals (Black Mambas, Alligators, Tortoises, etc) but it looks like a very unfortunate section of a very unfortunate zoo. Only about 1/3 of the animal enclosures have descriptions of the animals meaning you "need" a guide which is "free" but you are all but obliged to tip... this would be fine if there wasn't the outrageous entry fee of Sh800 (in comparison, the Giraffe Centre where you can hand feed, "kiss", and touch endangered Giraffes is Sh700 and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where you see dozens of orphaned elephants that are being hand raised and re-introduced into the wild is Sh300).

If it were improved it would be awesome.... but it hasn't been improved and thus, is not awesome. However if, like me, you're in Nairobi for many months and are looking for something to do, it is kinda neat to see some of the animals but keep your hopes low and your wallet full.
Written 8 January 2010
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chipmunk2908
Ottawa, Canada4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
I visited the Nairobi National Museum and Snake Park on Saturday 19 May 2018. The Snake Park alone asks for an entry fee of KES1,200 (about US$12) which is highway robbery given what the "park "provides -- a relatively few poorly maintained snake cages, some too-small tanks for aquatic life and too small enclosures for crocodiles.

Adding KES300 for a combined ticket with the museum got me into the Snake Park. However, I wish that I had never spent that additional KES 300. The "park" is in poor condition. The animals are mostly kept in cages or tanks that are too small and have little or no enrichment. The poor lung fish is in a tank that is barely twice its length and it has to fold itself in half to turn around. It kept pressing its nose against the glass, looking for more space, for an environment of some kind to live in. It clearly cannot swim in that tank. it would be equivalent to us living in a closet. The water for the animals was invariably dirty and shallow. The crocodile would not even be able to submerge itself, and actually swimming would be a daydream. One black mamba appears to be blind and was constantly pressing against the glass while its roommate did the same at the other end of their cage. I felt totally depressed leaving there. These days we can see wildlife on TV and online living their wild, free true lives which is 1000s of times better than the suffering i witnessed in that "park". The money going into that "Snake Park" does not go to the care of the inhabitants. It is crass and uncaring money-making. What made it all worse is that while I was there, the museum property had some kind of ticketed music event. The "music" was loud, blaring and would be disruptive to animals. I cannot recommend this place. The people running the snake "park" don't seem to care about the animals there. I feel obliged to write this review as my way of being able to take some action. Save your KES300 -- certainly NEVER pay KES 1,200 - and don't visit the "Snake Park"; visit just the museum if you go to this property.
Written 21 May 2018
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Odette F
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Very sad to see the caged animals. I was not expecting this. Snakes live in very small spaces. It does’t seem very well ventilated. They also breed rabbits in awful conditions to be fed to snakes.
Written 6 May 2018
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Mischka63
Hoorn, The Netherlands89 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
The snake park near the Nairobi National Museum on museum hill is not worth a visit. The park is small and worn out. A lot of the terrariums are empty. The glass of the terrariums with a snake is very dirty. So, even when there is something to see, you can't hardly see it. The whole area is vert sad and I felt really depressed after visiting it. There aren't many explanation about the snakes. The crocodiles and the turtles are especially pathetic. I went there because it's nearby the Nairobi National Museum and the combination ticket is KSh 1500.-, only 300 KSh more than the entrance fee for the museum. I cannot recommend a visit even though the snake park is mentioned as a attraction in Lonely Planet.
Written 6 June 2017
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