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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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Address: | 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 6000800
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Half-Day David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Manor, and Karen Blixen...
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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
lorrainemlanglois
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Chambly, Canada
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Chambly, Canada
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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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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

A good park with a decent amount of animals. The price is high for foreigners ($25), but since these are all rescued animals, it is for a good cause.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We had a great time visiting the park and we even had a guide show us around and talk about the animals more thoroughly. The price for non-Kenyans is fairly steep considering the amount of time you will spend in the park - especially when considering the overall looks of the place. Perhaps your foreign ticket price is really going... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

The $25 you pay is going to a well worth it cause. All the animals that are in there have been rescued and are cared for for the rest of their lives as they can't be released back in to the wild. We had a very informative guide who told us all about each animal that was in there.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The Sheldrick Animal Orphanage is wonderful place to visit where great things are being done to rescue orphaned and abandoned baby elephants who are later released back into the wild. Their statistics are impressive. But the hour-long viewing of the elephants being fed accompanied by a live lecture is not to be missed. As a visitor, you are right up... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Kenya will lose tourists if this is how they will rip off visitors!! $25 for tourists and residents somthing like 300Shillings. What a joke and not worth the money you pay. Daylight robbery, my advice is stay away from it until they sort a fair price!!!😡😡

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The entry here is $25 and you're better off paying to go to the National Park and do a safari there. The animal orphanage had lots of litter and didn't smell good. There were plenty of lions which you probably won't see in the national park but there were few other animals of interest - nothing big.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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