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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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Address: | 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 20 6000800
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$118.00*
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Nairobi Animal Orphanage Guided Half-Day Tour
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$60.00*
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Half-Day David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, and Karen Blixen...

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An average zoo, skip it and go in the park

The zoo is average. It's right next to the national park. If you can, spend your money on the park entry fee and see the animals in their natural environment instead of in cages.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Claudio S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zoo is average. It's right next to the national park. If you can, spend your money on the park entry fee and see the animals in their natural environment instead of in cages.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent most of our day in the national park but we were curious to visit the orphanage, we were so disappointed, only a hand full of animals were in the orphanage in cages for security purposes. The place seemed down trodden and in need of some serious investment as a tourist attraction. Also didn't help having a grumpy guy... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is disappointing in that it is a little run down and the animal enclosures do not appear go provide much stimulation for the animals. It was educational in learning how the animals were rescued and how they are cared for. One positive in going was I finally got to see a leopard in Kenya after being unsuccessful on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit in Nairobi, few minutes from the centre, easily accessible even by public transport A great day out event Entrance staff are a bit hostile - almost pay to get a pleasant welcome smile! Oh and you have a Caucasian at the end of your visit to check if you've paid to enter !!!!🤔 Staff in... More 

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Nanyuki Town, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We paid the residence rate of 300ksh per person and wouldn't have wanted to pay any more as if you are just wondering around without a guide it's not worth a visit. However we got a "guide tour" so we got to feed the lions and cheetahs meat and two of the monkeys some peanuts (one of the cheeky little... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Not worth it at all- a hideously disappointing experience. I paid $22 to look at some depressed animals in cages. It is nice they have rescued these animals, but the place is so shabby and in massive need of a makeover. The toilets were beyond disgusting- no water, filthy, stinking and faeces on the wall. Unfortunately, I was told as... More 

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Pune, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

The 22$ fee for a non resident is very steep. If you have been to the game reserves this one is a sure miss. It is very small and houses very few animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

A close range of the big five will astonish you in this place. You need to be quiet or talk in low tones, remain friendly and interact with the big cats. One can learn many things with the wild animals and see them clearly, which is very difficult if they were in their normal niche, because they hide. Come sample... More 

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Our group visited this and the Giraffe garden one Monday in October, 2016. The little elephants were very playful and interesting to watch. Be careful about the deep brown/red mud, though. If you get close, they will splash you.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The animal orphanage is nice to see, this orphanage is part of the Nanional park, the animals seam to be well treated, the park is clean and they have a lot of shade. In the parking lot you will find a group of Masai, don't take a picture of them they will ask you for money.

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