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“Disturbing.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage
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London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 zoo, a very poor zoo at that - very disheartening to visit. And it galls me to say that you shouldn't patronise this venue as I'm sure some of the money goes to the animals, but you are better off taking your US$15 elsewhere where it can be put to better use, and not to fund this sham of a zoo.

Visited September 2013
13 Thank royal618
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Rajkot, India
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good Place to visit before Safari.”
3 of 5 stars 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 during their safari.

Yes on the contrary, this park needs to improve a bit in terms of Cleanliness and value.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Adler T
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“15 dollar for a few animals”
2 of 5 stars 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 construction right now and you will face traffic.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank shahramRE
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Los Angeles
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A fun way to see safari animals up close”
4 of 5 stars 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 rescues these animals from around Nairobi so it's nice that it serves a beneficial role for the animals as well.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hasn't changed since the 1990's!”
1 of 5 stars 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 play around. Poor looking cages and the animals look so aggitated- pacing up and down all day long. There are no guides around and unfortunately some visitors take advantage and throw things into the cages.
There's a section with animal horns/skulls that is so badly kept, some items have missing horns, no labels and they are kept on the floor- good luck trying to learn something! Lets not even go to the status of the terrible bathrooms!!
This is such a gold mine for Kenya, if only it is well maintained. Please, save your money and go for a real safari. Otherwise, go to the elephant sanctuary and giraffe center for a better experience! A real shame KWS!

Visited August 2013
7 Thank Bridges O
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