Wildlife at Nairobi Animal Orphanage

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More about Nairobi Wildlife Orphanage

Established in 1964 as a refuge and rehabilitationcentre 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.

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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.

Contact details

PO Box 42076 Tel: +254 (0)20 602121, 603769 Fax: +254 (0)20 600324 Email: education@kws.org www.kws.go.ke

Contact person

Senior Warden


Nairobi Province

Distance from Nairobi

7 km

Park fees

Go to www.kws.go.ke or contact tour operator.

Climatic conditions at

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 raresokoke cats, warthog, ostrich, leopard, various monkeys, baboon,buffalo Birds: Parrot, guinea fowl, crown crane


Roads: Located only about 7 km from the city centre,the animal orphanage is easily accessible on tarmac roads, offLang’ata Road, Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters.


Visitors to the Animal Orphanage can stay in various lodgesand hotels located in Nairobi City Centre.

Best time to visit

All year round


Up-close viewing of wildlife

Wildlife at Nairobi Animal Orphanage

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