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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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| 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 6000800
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USD 118.00*
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Nairobi Animal Orphanage Guided Half-Day Tour
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USD 60.00*
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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 3 days ago

This is the one place where both adults and children can enjoy. We especially loved the lions and the proximity to them although some looked pretty old.

Thank Samuel P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was highly recommended by a friend of mine and I don't know why; this is a second rate zoo with more "exotic" animals than you would typically see in the US, but otherwise disappointing. There was a hyena who just kept pacing back and...More

Thank JCW703
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Too much rude staff ruined my travel. They were giggling and idling and bothered me with matter nothing matter. It was horrible. Never again. Never recommend.

1  Thank Kyungwon K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best 1 hour spent. Several Baby Elephants recued from the wild put on a playful show. Very interactive as you can feed and touch. The mud bath is hilarious as each jockey for position in a mud pool. Very entertaining and well worth the visit.

Thank michaelturnbull
Reviewed 10 August 2017 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 10 August 2017

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 31 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 16 July 2017 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 11 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
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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.