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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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Address: | 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254-20-60-00-800
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This attraction is not what it says on the tin. Yes you get a guide who explains the animals and were they came from but there is no opportunity to release them back into the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
W_A_M75
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Belfast, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Opportunity to get up close to baby elephants, giraffes, ostriches and a blind rhinosaurus. Adopt one for 50US dollars and you will get a burthday card from your chosen elephant with an update on its progress prior to it returning to the wild once it's old enough to survive alone. A rare feelgood factor and helping as well.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction is not what it says on the tin. Yes you get a guide who explains the animals and were they came from but there is no opportunity to release them back into the wild. This can be understood with some of the animals, no sight etc, but not all of the animals. Almost get the feeling they are... More 

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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are in tiny cages and look miserable. A hyena was pacing back and forth like it was going crazy. The staff follow you around in hopes they can take your picture to get big tips. Such a sad place! They say they are rehabilitating the animals but didn't see anything like this.

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Thank Carlene K
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to pay a visit to the orphanage after a game drive in the national park. The main perk is obviously that you get to see the animals closer than you would during a game drive. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable; he was able to tell us the stories of these poor animals. Unfortunately, most of the animals... More 

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Thank Dina M
Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would be more popular with younger kids but was fun all the same.Guide was knowledgeable and courteous, she made a huge difference.Great outdoors trip especially if you catch them at feeding time.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

An amazing tour of the orphanage. Get see the animals up close and learn a thing or two. Friendly rangers at the gate. One disadvantage is not specifying age for young kids. Paying for a 3 year oldis unfair. Good place to unwind.

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Thank gathogo_K
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

The animals that are here all have very sad backgrounds, many orphaned or injured. When I worked here I was able to play with cheetah cubs and baby monkeys, I also went inside the cage with grown cheetahs and gave them their dinner. The animals are not in nice enclosures as they are too small for them. Additionally the fences... More 

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Thank James M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A nice walk around the park to see animals close up, but they did seem to be a bit cramped. The staff were not friendly. The billing is a bit strange as you pay to do the nature walk, and the receipt says Animal Orphanage included, but when you get there they say you have to pay again...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We went in the evening and were lucky enough to see them eat, lions cheetahs, the animals we might miss seeing in the natural parks....

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Thank Zahra N
Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We visited with my boys and all I can say is I was disappointed. The place has been run down, the animals look sick and tortured. Most of the cages that has Herbivores are empty. There are a lot of cats but they look really tired and unhealthy. This place was once the pride and joy of Nairobi, but now... More 

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