A Guide To Nairobi Animal Orphanage

About 10km south-west of Nairobi is the first national park to be established in East Africa on December 16, 1946. At the main entrance to the park is the Wildlife Conservation Education Centre – Animal Orphanage established in 1964 to educate the public on wildlife and nature conservation.

Education programmes at the centre make participants’ understand the relationship between human activity and the environment. The Nairobi Education Centre’s responsibilities are to educate the public about wildlife and environmental conservation, increase people’s understanding of wildlife and eco-systems and provide wildlife conservation and management information to local and foreign visitors in parks, reserves and other tourist destinations.

Animal Orphanage - Nairobi Kenya
Animal Orphanage – Nairobi Kenya

Its target groups are schools and college, adults, communities near the park, visitors to the Nairobi National Park and Animal Orphanage, church and conservation group and KWS staff. At the centre, wildlife lectures are given and videos shown. The centre’s facilities include a lecture hall equipped with audio-visual equipment that accommodate 100 visitors, a reference library, 62-seater buses for hire, an animal orphanage, a unit that produces education material and at audio visual centre for production of learning materials.

Attractions in Nairobi Animal Orphanage

  • Bonding with orphaned animals
  • Close-up,views of animals
  • Animal adoption programme

How to get to Nairobi Animal Orphanage

  • Roads: Only about 7km from the city centre,the animal orphanage is easily accessible on tarmac roads,off Langa’ta Road,Kenya Wildlife Service head office.

Nairobi Animal Orphanage fees


Adults KSH: 250

Child KSH: 150


Adults KSH: 350

Child KSH: 200

Non – Resident

Adults USD:25

Child USD: 15

Nairobi Animal Orphanage contacts

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 42076-00100 Nairobi

Phone: +254(20)6000800,020 2587411

Email: education@kws.go.ke