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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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Rajkot, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This Orphanage, in Nairobi. Is actually a must visit place before going to Safari so that one can come to know what to expect and he / she can also gain a first hand information of all the animal that they are going to see during their safari. Yes on the contrary, this park needs to improve a bit in... More

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Tehran
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The place where some orphan animals hosted. Beneficiary:1- nice weather 2-Clean Defects:1- expensive (15$) for foreigners 2- Less than 10 cages and some chimpanzees, the only thing you can observe. 3- Toilets are so dirty and destroyed 3-The road from city to the place under construction right now and you will face traffic.

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Los Angeles
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

While it is no where near as amazing as being on an actual safari, the Animal Orphanage does provide you the opportunity to see amazing animals up close. When we were there, we saw lions, cheetahs, leopards... and baboons and monkeys who wander around outside their enclosures (the favorite part for my 2 y/o and 5 y/o). The Animal Orphanage... More

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Nairobi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Was there yesterday since the 1990's and nothing has changed!! infact its more run down now! There are some cages with nothing in it and its one or 2 animals in a small cage. The walking path is dusty and broken up and the seating area is soo bad, the rungs are off, rusted and not safe for kids to... More

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Located at the same gate as National perk, offers you to see some of animals close, walking of course. According some of ours review I expected terrible conditions where are the animals. Picture is much better than I expected, even they build up new washroom and toilets. Animals are in good condition and looks happy to me. Spaces where they... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Anyone traveling to Nairobi with children should make certain that they get the chance to see the elephant orphanage. It is amazing to see the interaction between the keepers and their charges, and the trust that is engendered between them. Mature elephants have been released into the wild several hundreds of miles distant and returned to the sanctuary with their... More

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nyc
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The animal orphanage is nothing but a well-branded zoo. I went there thinking that we would see humanitarian efforts in practice, but instead found animals looking close to dead in their very small cages. There were lions, leopards and other animals, in small cages. Some of them were rescued in the 1990s! Imagine being kept in a small cage for... More

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Middelharnis Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We were there at 4 in the afternoon and turns out to be feeding time which was great to watch the the cheetahs, lions, and jaguar, and the rest of the animals eating. There were some animals there that we didn't see in the rest of the park so it was good to see them up close. To bad that... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Make sure you read the signage on the plate descriptions on each animal cage to get more insights...dont just view the animals. A perfect place to view the animals close and candid and take some snaps as well.

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at sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

who can not feel sorry for animals that for some reason cannot live in the wild. the orphanage is inside the national park and if you are a resident of East Africa, its cheap....the animals are in generally good enclosures and most look happy. The cheetahs need room to run but a great place to see these cats up close.

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