Nairobi Safari Walk and Animal Orphanage
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 87%Green Travelers
- 75%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (8)
- Nairobi Safari Walk and Animal OrphanageMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 19, 2013
It might seem counterintuitive to visit a zoo while in Africa but the Nairobi Safari Walk is worth a look. Whether it's the albino zebras you're interested in or the very rare bongo, a type of antelope you probably won't ever see in the wild, there are enough unusual animals there to interest even those who have just come back from a safari. It's located at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters right next to Nairobi National Park. Most of the animals there were rescued from illegal trade or were taken into the KWS's care due to being injured or orphaned. The enclosures are very well done and are on par with most Western animal parks.
- Nairobi Safari Walk and Animal OrphanageAug 16, 2013
Though it may not be a highlight of your trip, the Safari Walk is worth a visit. Call ahead to ask for feeding times, and plan your trip to coincide with them. Best tip: The cheetahs are orphans rescued at birth, and have been raised by the Kenya Wildlife Service. The wardens can be sweet-talked to let you into the cage to pet the now full-grown but docile cats.
- Nairobi Safari Walk and Animal OrphanageMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Aug 16, 2013
This is a fantastic center that rescues and rehabilitates wounded and orphaned animals. It's located just outside the gates of Nairobi National Park, making it an easy stop during a safari outing. They have a wide range of animals you might not see in the wild elsewhere and, best of all, perform a critical service to Kenya's wildlife!