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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

| 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #33 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Educational Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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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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Padstow, United Kingdom
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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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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I visited the Animal Orphanage in January with 2 colleague. The staff were friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about the various animals. It was great to be able to see so many animals that I would not usually see in my home country of Trinidad and Tobago. The best experience, however, was being able to interact directly with the monkeys which... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This place is not to be missed. We went along just about the time the little baby elephants were to be fed. To see the boisterous little jumbos jostle each other to reach the muddy water hole and wallow about enjoying their playtime was hugely enoyable. Soon the "jumbo' milk bottles were brought out by the staff and there was... More

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Cochin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This was a disappointment after exciting National Park and Safaris. The number of animals is too small and the visitor is generally surprised by the sudden end of the tour. The animals are well maintained but the varieties available too little. The entry fee is USD 15 but the exchange rates offered are far above the official rates (possibly to... More

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Calgary
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is NOT a sanctuary, but a small, unkept zoo and it tortured me to see how the animals were kept. We had two zoo keepers harass the animals to give photo opportunities. Disgusting. I only went because I thought it was an actual sanctuary, as I don't support zoos. Do not go and support it. It will only break... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I enjoyed my trip to this park. I saw cheetahs, tigers, and many more native African animals. The close proximity to downtown Nairobi gives this park a surreal feeling when looking from the park across the vast open plains at the city skyline. Like most things in Africa, this park could use a little help. Resources are scarce for people,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

If animals cooped up in tiny pens pacing up and down and then angered by the keepers to provide photo opportunities for tourists is your thing, then great. Oh, and don't forget those keepers will want a tip for agitating the animals. This is a zoo, a very poor zoo at that - very disheartening to visit. And it galls... More

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