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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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Address: | 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254-20-60-00-800
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A zoo, with a good purpose

I was expecting less cages. I had come from the elephant orphanage, so I think I was expecting something more like where the elephants are out in the open. It makes sense why the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was expecting less cages. I had come from the elephant orphanage, so I think I was expecting something more like where the elephants are out in the open. It makes sense why the animals are in cages, but it still felt kind of sad. I liked that you can "adopt" the animals. I appreciate the mission. Worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly when I went to this place I thought... it's going to literally be a typical day at a national park seeing animals in cages yet taking picture then leaving and feeling depressed about them being kept captive. But instead...as we walked in the national park we were offered a tour guide... as I like to explore thing myself I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For 25 dollars got an amazing guide that was very knowledgable about all the animals, very lucky to get a guide that got some meat and let me feed the lions and cheetahs through the wire and took some incredible photos of me doing so. Not a massive area and some cages seem small but from what the guide said... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

When I went in 2009, this place was the highlight of my trip as during feeding time you were allowed to pet the cheetahs (who are very tame and even purr!!). However, the rules have changed an you are no longer allowed to do this. Wish I would have know before spending $50. Otherwise it's no different than visiting a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The children loved being here. It isn't as great as seeing the animals in the Mara, however if you are on a short trip its fantastic to see these precious creatures. The best part is we got to touch a Cheetah, i kid you not! They have little cubs... children are allowed too, of course under supervision. The Safari Walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Since I was in Nairobi for official mission I made the most of my Sunday by visiting the national park orphanage. Great people to help you around to see the animals. Had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

It was a great day for the kids especially don't miss out the feeding time at 2.30 pm but they should increase the animal variety the big cars are very well kept and trained and kudos to the staff too However without a canteen or a place to quench your thirst makes you uncomfortable as you cannot leave and come... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located at the entrance of Nairobi National Park. It is glorified zoo in my opinion . The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo. Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes and ostriches. The guides are friendly and have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

It is the safest place in Kenya to view animals in a walking tour where you just pay and see the animals you can always see most of the big 5 here except elephant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Some of these animals are abandoned or old. They are kept in the sanctuary to assist their survival. The place can look old and shabby but it is still an excellent place to visit.

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