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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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| 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 6000800
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  • Excellent22%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible17%
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“big cats” (7 reviews)
“sad stories” (2 reviews)
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| 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 20 6000800
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"orphaned animals"
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"big cats"
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"great place to visit"
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"well worth the visit"
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"nairobi national park"
in 6 reviews
"game park"
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Wow, lions, leopards and Cheetahs being fed, I hadn’t seen any of them being fed before. It was a great scene. Although I must admit the Baboons left roaming around was a little scary. All in all glad I visited the park.

Thank ShekD
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Great place to visit with kids. Lots and lots of rescued animals. Entrance is USD 50 for non-residents and Ksh 1200 for residents. Must visit along with the Animal safari next door .

Thank Sushant K
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

The animals were rescued as orphans and will never be released into the wild. Their enclosures lacked any type of enrichment so the animals are just sitting and doing nothing, they look miserable. Our guide was lovely, she was very knowledgeable on the history's of...More

Thank Rhiannon C
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Its an okay place.But the animals have become fewer compared to how it used to be.Its a relaxing place nice scenary

Thank MunchkinKenya
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

This is the one place where both adults and children can enjoy. We especially loved the lions and the proximity to them although some looked pretty old.

Thank Samuel P
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

This was highly recommended by a friend of mine and I don't know why; this is a second rate zoo with more "exotic" animals than you would typically see in the US, but otherwise disappointing. There was a hyena who just kept pacing back and...More

Thank JCW703
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Too much rude staff ruined my travel. They were giggling and idling and bothered me with matter nothing matter. It was horrible. Never again. Never recommend.

2  Thank Kyungwon K
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Best 1 hour spent. Several Baby Elephants recued from the wild put on a playful show. Very interactive as you can feed and touch. The mud bath is hilarious as each jockey for position in a mud pool. Very entertaining and well worth the visit.

Thank michaelturnbull
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

i ended up here by mistake. 22usd to see lots of very unhappy caged animals. I am sure they are there for legitimate reasons but they are clearly depressed in tiny enclosures. don't waste your money go and see them happy in their natural environment

1  Thank nina c
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

This facility rehabilitates injured animals so they can go back to the wild. We saw a lot of different animals, including a cheetah that had been there since kittenhood. A little zoo-ish in places, with what looked like too small enclosures, but overall the animals...More

Thank Susan H
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shamilColombo
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Lorraine H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, never heard of feeding the cats; over 30 years that I have been to the orphange and since the time Safari Walk was started. You can take a picture with the cats, at least you could 10 years ago at the orphanage. Though I... More
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Sbentil2
July 3, 2015|
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Response from Cliffside-Inn | Reviewed this property |
It was $25 US for non residents. I don't know how much for locals. The plus side is they know the non-locals and do special things like let you feed the animals. . . for a tip of course. That part is worth it.
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