Top 15 Best Animal Orphanages In Kenya You Should Visit

Animal orphanages in Kenya

What’s an Animal orphanage or wildlife orphanage facility? This is basically a place where wild animals incapacitated by reason of physical disability or without parental care, are kept in captivity for their survival.

In Kenya today, there are many animal orphanages that are in different parts of the country.

If you are an animal person especially when you love wild animals, these orphanages are your go to places in Kenya.

They are dedicated centres that take care of different type of animals such as lions, snakes, leopards, monkeys, cheetahs, elephants, hyenas, jackals, buffalos, baboons, rhinos and giraffes just to name a few.

In Kenya today, the most popular and leading animal conservation centre that has a global recognition is the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is currently the best animal protection organisation in Kenya.

The Giraffe Centre is the best Giraffe orphanage facility in Kenya and East Africa at large.

With that being said, below are the best animal orphanages in Kenya to visit as a tourist in the country or a Kenyan animal lover, or visit these animal orphanages and conservation centres for entertainment purposes while you learn new things and experiences the wild side of Kenya.

List Of Animal Orphanages In Kenya:

1. Nairobi Animal Orphanage

Location: The orphanage is located in Nairobi National Park.

2. Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Location: SWT is located inside the western end of Nairobi National Park. Access to the orphanage is via the KWS Mbagathi Gate, also known as the KWS Workshop Gate, on Magadi Road.

3. Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy

Physical Location: Inside Mt Kenya Safari Club. 

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4. Ngulia Sanctuary

Location: It is located in Tsavo West National park.

5. Maralal Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: located inside Maralal Safari Lodge.

6. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary

Location: The sanctuary is located at Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in Samburu County.

7. Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Location: Set on the shore of Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa.

8. Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy

Location: The wildlife conservation is located in Laikipia

9. Nguuni Nature Sanctuary

Location: The sanctuary is located off Kiembeni Road in Mombasa, approximately four kilometres from the Bamburi Cement Factory.

10. Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Location: The wildlife conservancy is located in Nanyuki, Laikipia County.

11. Giraffe Centre

Location: It is located in Lang’ata Hardy, Nairobi County

12. Kalama Conservancy

Location: Located along the Isiolo-Marsabit Road in Samburu County.

13. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Location: The wildlife conservation centre is located in Isiolo

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