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For more than 200,000 visitors each year, the Nairobi Animal Orphanage is an educational part of their trip to Nairobi National Park. Established in 1964, the orphanage is the oldest of its kind in Kenya and serves as an educational and training facility where more than 20 different animal and bird species are rehabilitated back to health after being abandoned and injured. Although open to visitors, the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and also the Nairobi Safari Walk primarily serves as a least cost attraction for common Kenyans including many school children who may not be able to visit the park on a game drive. The orphanage helps herbivores, such as monkey, baboon, buffalo, warthog, as well as carnivores, such as lion, cheetah, rare Sokoke cat, jackal, serval, hyena and many others. Ostrich, parrot, guinea fowl and crown crane are just some of the avi-fauna that are rescued and treated by the orphanage. All of the animals receive medical examinations and necessary treatment before being placed in a feeding and rehabilitation program based on its individual needs. AfricanMecca also highly recommend visiting the David & Daphne Sheldrick Orphanage Trust that rears baby elephants and rhinos.

Stop At:

Nairobi Safari Walk, Karen, Langata Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

The tour start by picking you from your Nairobi Hotel 8AM. The first stop will be The Nairobi Safari Walk an eye opener to Kenya's Parks and Reserves. It offers you an opportunity to learn what you expect to see across the country. You will have a taste of Kenya's rich Animal collection including the rare bongo, white rhino, albino zebra, a collection of cats, antelopes and primates. NSW is also home to a collection of about 150 species of local trees. Get to learn their varied traditional uses too. The Nairobi Safari Walk has been designed to blend in with the natural environment. It is made of sisal and gum poles. Interestingly, even the waste bins and light shades are built from these materials so that nothing looks out of place. And if you are tired and would still like to capture the breathtaking scenes, there are benches and shaded areas where one can rest. And if you are thirsty, water fountains are conveniently located. You don’t need to feel insecure even for a moment while strolling in this natural habitat. Electric fencing, moat and chain link fence have been discreetly placed for the dual purpose of providing a good view and security. This ensures that the animals remain in their designated habitats.

Duration: 2 hours Stop At:

Nairobi Animal Orphanage, Karen, National Park, Langata Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

The next stop will be at Nairobi Animal Orphanage which main purposes is hosting a collection of orphaned, hurt and abandoned wild animals from all over the country. The facility hosts both indigenous and exotic wild animals within environmentally enriched enclosures. The composition depends on the rescued animal. You are likely to see: lions, hyena, leopard, cheetah, warthog, buffalo, different species of apes, guinea fowls, crested cranes among others.

Duration: 3 hours Stop At:

Bomas of Kenya, Langata Rd Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200 Kenya

You will be taken for lunch (optional at own expense) and then start the drive to Bomas of Kenya. The Bomas of Kenya is a cultural centre at Langata, near the main gate to Nairobi National Park. The talented resident artistes perform traditional dances and songs taken from the country's various tribal groups, including Arab-influenced Swahili Taarab music, Kalenjin warrior dances, Embu drumming and Kikuyu circumcision ceremonies. It's touristy, of course, but it's still a spectacular afternoon out.It is a must visit for all visitors. Then dropped back to your Nairobi Hotel. Duration: 2 hours