The Nairobi snake park is located adjacent to the Nairobi National Museum at Museum Hill, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre in Kenya, it was opened to the public in January 1961 with Jonathan Leakey as the first curator, the Nairobi Snake Park was started to meet a popular attraction as a safari destination and to provide a research facility on the reptiles and the breeding snakes and a popular attraction safari in Kenya, the snake park exists to educate visitors on the importance of snakes in our ecosystem and the potential dangers of the snake bite, and how to a avoid them.
In the grounds of the National Museum, the Snake Park has some impressive snake species, including the puff adder, black mamba, Egyptian cobra, African rock python and Gaboon Viper, which is so special snake species in that it has 4cm-long fangs, and it is recognized as the longest in the world. The Gaboon viper’s venom description this is a good-nature snake that rarely bites, and then a bite would be a major medical emergency. There are also several species of the crocodile species that can be found in the snake park includes the American alligator, fresh water terrapins and tortoises are also on the display aquariums holding coral fish from the East African lakes and rivers are the main feature of the park.
Surrounded by the botanical garden, the snake park is open to the guests of all ages, in addition to our selection of over 20 different snake species, there is an aquarium and crocodiles, among other reptiles and amphibians, on a safari to the Nairobi snake park you enjoy the interactive sessions with harmless reptiles and amphibians, like feeding of the crocodiles and among many other fun activities in the snake park. If you are afraid of the snakes this place to face fears, because of the quite variety of the snake species you can also be able to read about them on the slabs next to their habitats or you can have a tour guide to take you through, in the park you can even get like a huge anaconda on your shoulder and take some pictures, which is such a mind-blowing experience on your safari to hold the anaconda and this gives unforgettable memory.
Nairobi Snake Park serves as a rescue and rehabilitation centre rather than attraction, for the reptiles that were abandoned, confiscated or legally or illegally collected, as well as dissemination of information to the public, its location at the serene environment with a spacious compound, the snake park is an ideal for relaxation by the visitors to enjoy the cool breeze. During your safari to the Nairobi Snake Park you can get the opportunity to handle non venomous juvenile pythons, house snakes and tortoise (hatchlings) with the help of a snake expert. Also the guide tour of the Snake Park and aquarium, and get a chance to learn on how to handle various snakes when you encounter one.
The Snake Park has continues to attract steadily over the years, the public in Nairobi over the years to date has continued to receive help in the removal of the snakes from the residential premises as well as advice on the handling of the reptiles especially the snakes. The snake identification service is also provided, the visitors to the snake park get to enjoy the exhibits of the reptiles, fish and succulent plants.
Entrance fee for Nairobi Snake Park.
The entry fee for the Kenyan citizens is 150 Ksh per child and Ksh 300 per adult, this is combined Nairobi National museum and snake park entry fee.