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Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy

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Mount Kenya Safari Club Road | Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya
+254 701 856942
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The Cheetah!

You get to interact with so many animals. Different kinds of monkeys, a baby ostrich, a baby Oryx... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ferenzp
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Bayport, New York
A must see

I had heard great thing about this conservancy and wanted to take time to see all ithas to offer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie J
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Visalia, California
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The Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy seeks to prevent the extinction of endangered wildlife species by breeding the animals with a view to returning them to their natural habitat. It was set up by internationally acclaimed movie star the late William Holden, TV personality and conservationist, the late Don and his wife Iris Hunt. At the heart of MKWC is the Animal Orphanage.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mount Kenya Safari Club Road | Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya
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+254 701 856942
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get to interact with so many animals. Different kinds of monkeys, a baby ostrich, a baby Oryx that didnt leave our side, and a cheetah!More

Thank ferenzp
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Management response:Responded yesterday

Dear Ferez, Thank you so much for taking time to give your review. We really value your review of our facility. Indeed, at the Animal Orphanage, one gets a unique opportunity to come close to the animals. Here, one gets to encounter the different animal...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard great thing about this conservancy and wanted to take time to see all ithas to offer myself. I was so fortunate to have Elijah as a guide. He is very knowledgeable and took a lot of time with showing myself and my...More

Thank Julie J
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Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking time to give your review. We really value your review of our facility. We are thrilled to note that you found our facility to be a must see. We are also very pleased to read your comment about our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love animals! I got to feed cheetahs, ostriches, mountain bongo and different species of monkeys. Its such a unique place with lots of things to learn about the animals around us. The guides are super friendly and they give you a lot of information...More

Thank Shelmith M
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Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear Shelmith, Thank you so much for taking time to give your review. We really value your review of our facility. We are thrilled to note that you found our facility to be unique and with a lot to learn. We are also very pleased...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here as part of a self-organized tour around Mount Kenya. Had a guided walking tour through the orphanage. Enjoyed seeing and interacting with all the animals. My highlights were the cheetahs, tortoise and all the monkeys. Highly recommended.More

Thank Sandy T
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Management response:Responded 24 April 2018

Dear Sandy T Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our facility, your comments are very much valued. The Animal Orphanage is a good place to be. Thank you so much once again and we look forward to hosting you on...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

They look after sick and abandoned animals here, which is nice to see. It's still sad to see animals caged when there mates are literally running wild just 100m away. It's good to visit as most of the animals have been hand reared due to...More

Thank benw341
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

It was a well managed animal orphanage. Once we were inside we were led by a guide who gave us information about the various animals inside the orphanage. There were llama,bongo,cheetah,leopard,hippopotamus,wild boar to name a few including some birds like ostrich. We had upclose experiences...More

Thank vyaguta
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Management response:Responded 19 April 2018

Dear Vyaguta, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our facility, your comments are very much valued. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience at our Animal Orphanage. We very much thank you for appreciating our effort...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A home for animals who've been injured and unable to survive in the wild or for orphans. The plan is to return them to the wild, but reality must be faced, and these animals have a wonderful educating us about their needs and uniqueness. An...More

Thank Gurgi89
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Management response:Responded 19 April 2018

Dear Gurgi, Thank you so much for taking time to give your review. We very very much value your comment. You are right, our plan is to release the animals back to the wild whenever possible. We are happy that you found our facility to...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Here is a amazing place, they do a lot of work for animals, all the animals looks healthy and happy 😊. The bongo program is very important, it's the last chance for such special pretty animals, really touched me ...We stayed in safari club three...More

Thank stormywang
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Management response:Responded 11 April 2018

Dear Wang, We remember fondly. Thank you so much for taking time to give your review. We are really encouraged by your review and indeed the Bongo program is very important. We all need to come together to save this beautiful species from extinction. Thank...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The animals are well taken care of. The endangered bongo might just survive extinction for a little while longer. All the animals are happy and well cared for by the caregivers they know so well.

Thank Yvonne M
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Be sure to visit the Orphange. The animals are very well cared for, and you may have the chance to feed an ostrich or a bongo. Your guide will tell you the history of the animals, and you will be amazed by the entire property,...More

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Management response:Responded 10 March 2018

Jambo Peg, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our facility. We very much value your comment. We are thrilled by your note that our facility is a must visit and that the animals are well cared for. We are also...More

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Mandy M
6 February 2018|
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Response from chotu6277 | Reviewed this property |
The entry fee for adults is 1500/- kenyan shillings (approx 15$). Kids go in free(12 and below). You can get a guide inside and the charge is upto you
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Tessa W
5 August 2017|
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Response from Betty G | Reviewed this property |
There was not one when we went, it was with vantage travel so I am not sure if there is. If there is we would have paid it. They are really trying to save to Bongos and what they do is wonderful
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