Nairobi Animal Orphanage is the oldest animal orphanage in Kenya and
set in Nairobi National Park with lush vegetation contrasting against
the red dust and clay of the soil.
Established in 1964 as a refuge and rehabilitation centre for wild animals found abandoned or injured throughout Kenya, the unique facility records over 200,000 thousand visitors every year. Animals received at the facility, undergo a thorough medical examination, followed by treatment where that is called for, before entering into an appropriate feeding and rehabilitation program.
Nairobi Animal Orphanage is the oldest animal orphanage in Kenya and set in Nairobi National Park with lush vegetation contrasting against the red dust and clay of the soil. This 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 bird species.
Climatic conditions - January-March is hot and dry, April-June is hot and wet, July- October is very warm and wet.
Major Attraction - Bonding with orphaned animals; up-close animal view; play with the cheetah
Wildlife: Lion, cheetah, hyena, jackal, serval, very rare sokoke cats, warthog, ostrich, leopard, various monkeys, baboon, buffalo, Birds: Parrot, guinea fowl, crown crane
Access - By road, Located only about 7km from the city centre, the animal orphanage is easily accessible on tarmac roads, off Lang’ata Road, Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters.
Accommodation - Visitors to the Animal Orphanage can stay in various lodges and hotels located in Nairobi City Centre.
Best time to visit - All year round
Activities - Up-close viewing of wildlife