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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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A fun way to see safari animals up close

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 4, 2013
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 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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nyc
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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Mandeville, Jamaica
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

brilliant loved it...they also serve school children and we took children from the slum who had never seen animals in the wide...also the staff were very good with the children and very knowledgable a memorable day

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Umina Beach, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is nothing more than a poorly maintained zoo. Having spent the previous 2 weeks on Safari throughout Kenya and Tanzania, I had been very spoiled with seeing many magnificent African animals in the wild. Visiting the Centre to fill in a day in Nairobi before flying home was a poor chose on my part. The enclosures were filthy and... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Nairobi animal orphanage is located near the Nairobi National Park. The Zoo is ideal for those who want to learn more about animals.. A wide variety of rescued and orphaned animals can be found in this orphanage. Some have been brought from other countries like the Gorillas and Chimpanzees.. It's a nice place to unwind after a tough Safari!

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