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Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage

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An average zoo, skip it and go in the park

The zoo is average. It's right next to the national park. If you can, spend your money on the park entry fee and see the animals in their natural environment instead of in cages.

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Claudio S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 are then moved to the walking safari (which is more like a zoo). There are... More 

Thank eklein5823
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 live out a long and wonderful life at the orphanage educating visitors. An amazing trip.... More 

Thank Sheri K
Nairobi, Kenya
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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 of an animal of your choice.

Thank Sikiladi
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The zoo is average. It's right next to the national park. If you can, spend your money on the park entry fee and see the animals in their natural environment instead of in cages.

Thank Claudio S
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We spent most of our day in the national park but we were curious to visit the orphanage, we were so disappointed, only a hand full of animals were in the orphanage in cages for security purposes. The place seemed down trodden and in need of some serious investment as a tourist attraction. Also didn't help having a grumpy guy... More 

Thank Jacky N
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The place is disappointing in that it is a little run down and the animal enclosures do not appear go provide much stimulation for the animals. It was educational in learning how the animals were rescued and how they are cared for. One positive in going was I finally got to see a leopard in Kenya after being unsuccessful on... More 

Thank prokysdad
Milton Keynes
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit in Nairobi, few minutes from the centre, easily accessible even by public transport A great day out event Entrance staff are a bit hostile - almost pay to get a pleasant welcome smile! Oh and you have a Caucasian at the end of your visit to check if you've paid to enter !!!!🤔 Staff in... More 

Thank RazSunshine
Nanyuki Town, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We paid the residence rate of 300ksh per person and wouldn't have wanted to pay any more as if you are just wondering around without a guide it's not worth a visit. However we got a "guide tour" so we got to feed the lions and cheetahs meat and two of the monkeys some peanuts (one of the cheeky little... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Not worth it at all- a hideously disappointing experience. I paid $22 to look at some depressed animals in cages. It is nice they have rescued these animals, but the place is so shabby and in massive need of a makeover. The toilets were beyond disgusting- no water, filthy, stinking and faeces on the wall. Unfortunately, I was told as... More 

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