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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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Address: | 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
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took a chance and won big time!

Used a local company to book my tours in Kenya.. Boy did I get lucky ! Sojourn Safaris was amazing! Robert the owner was great..he took the time and really listened to what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Used a local company to book my tours in Kenya.. Boy did I get lucky ! Sojourn Safaris was amazing! Robert the owner was great..he took the time and really listened to what I wanted and planned out my week in Kenya perfectly! Because I was traveling alone i was told i would be greeted by someone at the airport...... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

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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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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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

An amazing visit to this orphanage where young elephants that have been abandoned by their mothers are raised and prepared to return to the wild. You can get up close and personal with these baby elephants while they're feed and trained and cred for.

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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Do not confuse this abomination with the wonderful Sheldrick elephant orphanage. I was here at the time of its inception and it was the most amazing place in Kenya. I have never forgotten the emotions I felt over the sad histories of the wonderful orphans and the plans for their rehabilitation - babies weighing from a few ounces to almost... More 

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