Founded in 1980 by James and Sanda Ashe, who left it to Royjan Taylor and his wife Clare, EAVS (formally known as Bio-Ken) is a research and education centre with the mission to save both people and snakes. Our vision is to create a world in which people safely co-exist with all reptiles.
Venom & Antivenom
At EAVS we milk most venomous snakes found in Kenya. Pure desiccated snake venom is available for sale, please contact us for further information or read more about what we do and our research.
Awareness & Education
At EAVS we are always educating people about snakes. We run a variety of training courses aimed at a broad range of people from children, through to professional safari guides, medics, and doctors.
Our snake handlers are often out in the bush to look for (rare) species of snakes. You can join and help them! Read more about joining one of our research expeditions here.
Watamu Reptile Center
EAVS is a research centre, which deals with reptiles, especially snakes and snake-bite. We are located less than 5 minutes from the hotels in Watamu - Kenya. We house the largest collection of Snakes in East Africa and are open to the public.