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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

#36 of 125 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
| 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 6000800
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| 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 6000800
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

i ended up here by mistake. 22usd to see lots of very unhappy caged animals. I am sure they are there for legitimate reasons but they are clearly depressed in tiny enclosures. don't waste your money go and see them happy in their natural environment

Thank nina c
Reviewed 6 days ago

This facility rehabilitates injured animals so they can go back to the wild. We saw a lot of different animals, including a cheetah that had been there since kittenhood. A little zoo-ish in places, with what looked like too small enclosures, but overall the animals...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Orphanage is the habitat of animals who were abandoned from when they were days old.Most of the have grown up in the orphanage as they cannot survive in the wild.I saw a lion up close, the elusive leopard, cheetah, wild dog.Was a great and...More

Thank Roy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a smaller version of a zoo, but its better than it sounds, the animals there are not just baby animals, but even real all grown up tigers, lions, crocodiles, monkeys..., ok a tour in national park is much better but this place is cool,...More

Thank Bilal M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a zoo so don't get your hopes up . Nothing much to do here just walk around and watch animals or unless you pass by early evening in time for feeding

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It is not a zoo, and it is not a game park - a bit in between. A good intro for folks just getting in to see what things may be like on their tours - and support the rescue of a variety of orphaned...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 24 April 2017

First of all, this is not a zoo. No one should go with expectations of reasonably sized enclosures. This is supposed to be a temporary housing for the injured/abandoned animals that they rescue from the park. Those that cannot be released back into the park...More

Thank eklein5823
Reviewed 29 March 2017

You may think that an animal orphanage would be like a zoo but it is not. These are orphaned animals from the Kenyan National Park that are brought there to be rehabilitated. If they cannot be rehabilitated for release then they are still able to...More

Thank Sheri K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Orphaned Animals are kept safe from all likely dangers and cared for in more suitable environment that resembles their habitat. The staff is well trained and have hands on information regarding each animal. If you are the conservative kind then you could adopt the nurturing...More

Thank Sikiladi
Reviewed 10 March 2017

well if you love going to the zoo this is the place for you.but if you want to see real wildlife at their own ecosystem its not the place.pretty animals tho!

Thank qudrahnizar
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13 August 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
3 July 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.