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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

#38 of 124 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
| 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 6000800
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Nairobi Animal Orphanage Guided Half-Day Tour
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Half-Day David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, and Karen Blixen...
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| 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 6000800
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Do not confuse this abomination with the wonderful Sheldrick elephant orphanage. I was here at the time of its inception and it was the most amazing place in Kenya. I have never forgotten the emotions I felt over the sad histories of the wonderful orphans...More

6  Thank Steve B
Reviewed February 25, 2014

I visited the Animal Orphanage in January with 2 colleague. The staff were friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about the various animals. It was great to be able to see so many animals that I would not usually see in my home country of Trinidad and...More

1  Thank ryssacheri
Reviewed January 29, 2014

This place is not to be missed. We went along just about the time the little baby elephants were to be fed. To see the boisterous little jumbos jostle each other to reach the muddy water hole and wallow about enjoying their playtime was hugely...More

2  Thank Ranjan M
Reviewed November 7, 2013

This was a disappointment after exciting National Park and Safaris. The number of animals is too small and the visitor is generally surprised by the sudden end of the tour. The animals are well maintained but the varieties available too little. The entry fee is...More

1  Thank Anand G
Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is NOT a sanctuary, but a small, unkept zoo and it tortured me to see how the animals were kept. We had two zoo keepers harass the animals to give photo opportunities. Disgusting. I only went because I thought it was an actual sanctuary,...More

6  Thank JenniferChern
Reviewed October 28, 2013

I enjoyed my trip to this park. I saw cheetahs, tigers, and many more native African animals. The close proximity to downtown Nairobi gives this park a surreal feeling when looking from the park across the vast open plains at the city skyline. Like most...More

1  Thank Chrisqi
Reviewed September 11, 2013

If animals cooped up in tiny pens pacing up and down and then angered by the keepers to provide photo opportunities for tourists is your thing, then great. Oh, and don't forget those keepers will want a tip for agitating the animals. This is a...More

13  Thank royal618
Reviewed September 6, 2013

This Orphanage, in Nairobi. Is actually a must visit place before going to Safari so that one can come to know what to expect and he / she can also gain a first hand information of all the animal that they are going to see...More

1  Thank Adler T
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The place where some orphan animals hosted. Beneficiary:1- nice weather 2-Clean Defects:1- expensive (15$) for foreigners 2- Less than 10 cages and some chimpanzees, the only thing you can observe. 3- Toilets are so dirty and destroyed 3-The road from city to the place under...More

3  Thank shahramRE
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...More

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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
July 3, 2015|
Response from Cliffsideinn | 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.