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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 November 2009

I hired a taxi driver to take me to a couple of places on the way to going to Wilson airport. The animal orphanage was a great experience. It costs $15 to get in - you automatically get a warden to show you around and...More

7  Thank Andrea E
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Reviewed 11 September 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves a treatments and rehabilitation centre for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo........get to see them all

Thank MbiiM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit with family and friends in Nairobi, next to the entrance of the national park. A nice variety of animals to see and the staff were professional and friendly

Thank Grace W
Reviewed 12 September 2018

After the Masai Mara, this was a damp squib. In our defense, we came here only because our driver recommended it to us. But we wish we'd used our time better. The orphanage is located at the entrance of the Nairobi National Park. We went...More

Thank LetsGoSightseeing
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Really not worth the time and money. Very few animals who actually look sad in cages. Prefer experiencing wild animals in the Mara.

Thank Fwawesh
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

What happens is that about 500 - 600 people shove their way around the compound (a sort of arena), and at 11 AM about a half dozen baby elephants are trotted out, given a large bottle or two of milk, then play with some tree...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I got unlucky and ended up with an insane cab driver who refused to take me to the Sheldrick elephant orphanage without charging double the agreed price--claimed I said I was going to "the animal orphanage." I didn't. Anyway, I could not stand to be...More

Thank Emm_Dash
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is not an.orphanage as such but more like a zoo. Why cage animals when you have some of the best game parks in the world? Some park do not have lions, relocate the lions there! Why should a crowned crane be a part of...More

1  Thank Kamran M
Reviewed 10 June 2018

During my visit which was around noon, the lions/lionesses were yet to be fed, It was great to see them roar waiting to be fed. It was awesome to see them being fed in turns, whereby the males get their meat first before the females....More

Thank vmokaya
Reviewed 3 April 2018

In the premise there are three areas, the national park, the safari walk and the animal orphanage, all with their unique benefits. As we were with the little kids and didn't fancy a longer walk at the safari walk, we opted for the orphanage. There...More

Thank Alykhan2014
Reviewed 23 March 2018

a small area alongside Nairobi National Park, animals are in cages but all have been rescued from babies where they have been found abandoned, a great deal of big cats, most of them have a story of where they were found, they cant be released...More

Thank sonyaclairelewis
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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 Cliffside-Inn | 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.