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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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Address: | 00200, Nairobi, Kenya

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You'll not get this close in Europe !

This is a typically African venture that does what it says on the tin. You will get close to the animals and be asked for money. The fact it is not like an American or European... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Of all places, this is definitely not going to be any value to your money.... And time... Trust me. I find it overpriced especially if you aren't a local. The animals were neglected at the time and there was clearly low maintenance where the animals sheltered. The only thing that was enjoyable to watch was when they fed the lions... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

All of the animals are kept in incredibly small enclosures their entire lives. Talked to staff. The animals that have been ''rescued'' and sent there are not rehabilitated as they want to keep the animals there to attract tourists. more money is spent on giving visitors a fancy pathway to walk on and sitting areas and virtually nothing goes into... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a typically African venture that does what it says on the tin. You will get close to the animals and be asked for money. The fact it is not like an American or European orphanage programme with fancy habitats and enclosures is probably why you can get so close. I had a great time here enjoying the vantage... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

The animals are kept in very small inappropriate enclosures and no effort seems to have been made to rehabilitate any of the animals. I think most of the positive reviews I saw posted for this animal orphanage were put here in error and were acrually referring to the David Sheldrick Elephant Animal Orphanage nearby which is an amazing place to... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

$25 to enter is a bit steep but it was great to see the animals and take our time walking around. Lawrence was great as a guide.

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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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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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