ANIMAL ORPANAGE TOUR - 4
African wild animals up close in this
Nairobi sanctuary for orphaned wildlife
located at the entrance of the Nairobi
Morning & Afternoon Tours
Orphanage is home to deeply traumatized, often injured, suffering from shock and
grief having lost their mother and family- orphaned animals from all over Kenya.
The orphanage is not big - in fact, it is rather small, but this helps make it
very intimate and easy to wander around.
What adds to its charm and sense
of personalization is that every enclosure has a notice describing the animals
which allows you to relate to them.
The Orphanage educates the public
about wildlife and environmental conservation in Kenya. One can read the life
history of each animal - whether it was rescued or born in captivity. Between
2.00 pm to 3.00 pm is a good time to see the animals as they are fed. The animals
here include cheetahs, Lions, Leopards and Hyenas among others.
also work or get a placement at the orphanage. This revolves round intimate animal
conservation. Here volunteer(s) get to lock eyes with the African cats, feed them
and strike a rapport with them on a name basis.
This placement is popular
even amongst the Kenyan youths and students; hence one must book at least 3 months
in advance to be able to secure a chance. A great opportunity to get close and
learn about Africa's fantastic wildlife. It is best taken for a period not exceeding
Animal Orphanage is about 20 minutes drive from Nairobis city centre. Located
only about 7 kilometers from the city centre, animal orphanage is easily accessible
on tarmac roads, off Langata Road, Kenya Wildlife Service Headquarters.
The orphanage is a wider part of the Nairobi National Park the first
to be established in East Africa on the 16th of December 1946. The park makes
Nairobi a special capital as it is the only city in world where wild animals live
naturally in the wild transforming Nairobi into Africas prime safari capital.
Nairobi Animal Orphanage, which was established in 1964, as a refuge for wild
animals found abandoned, orphaned or injured throughout Kenya. The aims of the
orphanage were to release the animals into the wild whenever possible, provide
conservation education to Kenyans and visitors from all over the world.
the years, exotic animals' species not necessarily falling in the categories mentioned
above have found their way into the animal orphanage. Problem animals have also
been restrained here.
Nairobi Animal Orphanage is an important educational
and training facility, which is housed in the only wildlife protected area in
a capital city in the world is often home to more than 20 different animals and
Animals seen include Lion, cheetah, hyena, jackal, serval
very rare sokoke cats, warthog, ostrich, leopard, various monkeys, baboon, buffalo.
Nairobi Animal Orphanage today remains the most visited wildlife facility in Kenya
and especially by Kenyans because it allows guests up-close viewing of wildlife.
Animal orphanage tour can be combined with the tour of the Nairobi Safari Walk
located 10 meters away.