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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

#38 of 123 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
| 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 6000800
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Nairobi Animal Orphanage Guided Half-Day Tour
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| 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 6000800
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Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

The animals are kept in very small inappropriate enclosures and no effort seems to have been made to rehabilitate any of the animals. I think most of the positive reviews I saw posted for this animal orphanage were put here in error and were acrually...More

6  Thank Alison P
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

$25 to enter is a bit steep but it was great to see the animals and take our time walking around. Lawrence was great as a guide.

2  Thank MaceVII
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Why are there mongoose, guinea fowl, mongoose, brown hyena etc etc in cages? They would survive fine in the wild once adults whether they were rescues or not. The stories of the rescues are all suspect - no mention seems to be made of any...More

7  Thank singh_tera
Reviewed 25 November 2014

we took 54 children from the Pehucci Orphans home in Ruai to a field trip (their last one was five years ago) to the animal orphanage. We had to pay 25$each so we stayed outside and let the children go alone (54). Thank you Kenya...More

2  Thank mwzungu
Reviewed 16 October 2014

I am Kenyan and this has got to be the worst Wildlife experience anyone can have when visiting this magnificent country. This place is far from an orphanage, the facility is not fit for wildlife to 'reside' in. The cages are MINISCULE, I mean, its...More

6  Thank LincktoAfrica
Reviewed 14 October 2014

First of all my expectations were sky high, since this placed was recommended by a local. I regret I haven't read Tripadvisor in a first place! I immediately thought, that $25 USD entrance fee for non-resident is quite high. Yet I almost asked for refund,...More

1  Thank David_PRG85
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Sorry I turned around at the gate, $3 for citizens and $25 for wazungu, no thanks. I will guess that the place is mediocre based on every KWS facility I've ever seen, so today I'll spend my cash on nyama China and Tusker baridi instead.

1  Thank ChrisRollins
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I found this place to be simply amazing it was emotional but coming so close to these beautiful animals was simply an amazing experience once in a lifetime they are so calm and its just unfortunate to their life....I would love to see these animals...More

3  Thank AshaS88
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

I went here without reading the previous reviews, unfortunately. Awful conditions for the animals! None of them can ever hope to be free. 2 were limping from "playing to roughly"and I don't think they were receiving vet care for it. Lions were crowded in small...More

7  Thank Andi N
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This might have been the most disappointing and upsetting attraction in Nairobi. Having been on a roll visiting all animal centres in Nairobi, we stopped at the orphanage on our way to the Nairobi National Park. This place is indeed nothing compared to the David...More

7  Thank msusan1
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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.