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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage
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Nairobi Animal Orphanage Guided Half-Day Tour
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Kochi (Cochin), India
Level 6 Contributor
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326 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
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 USD 15 but the exchange rates offered are far above the official rates (possibly to attract more Foreign Exchange) and iot is preferable to pay in USD rather than KES if you are a foreigner.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Anand G
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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, as I don't support zoos. Do not go and support it. It will only break your heart.

Visited October 2013
6 Thank JenniferChern
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Decent but could use some help”
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 things in Africa, this park could use a little help. Resources are scarce for people, so it's no surprise this park lacks needed funds. Still, it is worth a visit. I've seen parks/zoos in the USA that aren't any better.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Chrisqi
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good Place to visit before Safari.”
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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