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Refuge for the Wild

Set amidst the lush green vegetation of Nairobi National Park, the Animal Orphanage is a world renowned facility for its efforts in nurturing orphaned, aged, injured and abandoned wildlife.

The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves a treatments and rehabilitation centre for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo. Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes and ostriches.

The facility is also a conservation education hub for schools, higher learning institutions and the general public. Conservation education conducted here is in an effort to foster and rally Kenyans and the public at large to take part and contribute in conservation of our wildlife heritage for the present and future generations and for the world.

Attractions & Activities

The wildlife enclosures are designed in such a way that the visitors get an up close view of the animals at a safe distance. The description boards on the cages offer more information about the animal in the enclosure/cage thus allowing the visitors derive a better experience from their visit.

Visitors can enjoy guided tours and game viewing. The Orphanage also acts as a wildlife research center especially to students/learning institutions.

Volunteer and internship opportunities are available for both local and international students and visitors. For such enquiries, contact Kenya Wildlife Service Human Capital Division, Training Department on

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The sanctuary doesn’t offer any self-catering accommodation options, but visitors can select from a wide array of accommodation options in Nairobi city and its environs.

What to take with you
Personal effects, drinking water, camera, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellant and first aid kit.

The facility allows walking and therefore, vehicle entry charges do not apply.

How to get there

Road: Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located about 8km from the Nairobi Central Business District and easily accessible from Nyayo National Stadium through to Lang’ata Road slightly past the Langata Army Barracks.

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