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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Didnt catch any lions... they arent in Nanyuki. Enjoyed a picnic lunch, and a view of Mt. Kenya. Was worried that it was going to rain. But was informed that it doesnt rain in the afternoons. Overall, it was good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The zoo, is incredibly small, which is fine the cost isn't too horrible. But there is obvious lack of funding... the animals are in small cages and look miserable. The care takers were friendly and seemed to enjoy their job... just doesn't seem like funding is there. I wish they would focus on rehabilitating these animals to be set back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

$25 for this small zoo, which is really what it is, is a bit steep. But it is expensive to care for the animals and they take in orphaned and injured animals, mostly cats, that wouldn't survive in the wild. The guides are very instructive and they will wake up the animals for you. It seems sad for the animals... More 

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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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