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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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Address: | 00200, Nairobi, Kenya

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Wonderful time with orphan baby elephants

From 10:00 to 11:00 AM every day, Daphne & David Sheldrick's Elephant Animal Orphanage is open to the public to watch the youngest orphans be attended by their dedicated keepers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Barbara O
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Okemos, Michigan
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Okemos, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

From 10:00 to 11:00 AM every day, Daphne & David Sheldrick's Elephant Animal Orphanage is open to the public to watch the youngest orphans be attended by their dedicated keepers. In addition to bottle feeding each baby, the keepers help them take mud baths and dust themselves. They lead a few 'kids' around the perimeter, so you get to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A most inspiring and heart-warming experience. The people involved have so much love for what they do it rubs off on the animals. The baby elephants are a precious part of the orphanage. Animals in many respects are better than people, and I gave money to help them - this place should never be overlooked for your sponsership.

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Gaborone, Botswana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Why are there mongoose, guinea fowl, mongoose, brown hyena etc etc in cages? They would survive fine in the wild once adults whether they were rescues or not. The stories of the rescues are all suspect - no mention seems to be made of any effort to ascertain whether the animals were actually abandoned or not. Considering the amount of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

we took 54 children from the Pehucci Orphans home in Ruai to a field trip (their last one was five years ago) to the animal orphanage. We had to pay 25$each so we stayed outside and let the children go alone (54). Thank you Kenya for giving us so much fun to come to Kenya to help the poorest of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I am Kenyan and this has got to be the worst Wildlife experience anyone can have when visiting this magnificent country. This place is far from an orphanage, the facility is not fit for wildlife to 'reside' in. The cages are MINISCULE, I mean, its heartbreaking to see such majestic creatures held against their will in captivity for their entire... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

First of all my expectations were sky high, since this placed was recommended by a local. I regret I haven't read Tripadvisor in a first place! I immediately thought, that $25 USD entrance fee for non-resident is quite high. Yet I almost asked for refund, when I found out, that all you can see is 10-15 cages with animals inside.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Sorry I turned around at the gate, $3 for citizens and $25 for wazungu, no thanks. I will guess that the place is mediocre based on every KWS facility I've ever seen, so today I'll spend my cash on nyama China and Tusker baridi instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I found this place to be simply amazing it was emotional but coming so close to these beautiful animals was simply an amazing experience once in a lifetime they are so calm and its just unfortunate to their life....I would love to see these animals again you get a real closeness

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I went here without reading the previous reviews, unfortunately. Awful conditions for the animals! None of them can ever hope to be free. 2 were limping from "playing to roughly"and I don't think they were receiving vet care for it. Lions were crowded in small cages smelling of urine and feces and thrown half rotting pieces of meat every day.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This might have been the most disappointing and upsetting attraction in Nairobi. Having been on a roll visiting all animal centres in Nairobi, we stopped at the orphanage on our way to the Nairobi National Park. This place is indeed nothing compared to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and is more comparable to a brutal looking zoo. The animals here... More 

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