Animal Orphanages In Kenya

Animal orphanages are establishments that provide the necessary care to orphaned, abandoned, injured, or endangered wild animals.

These orphanages in Kenya provide refuge, rehabilitation, and treatment to wild animals such as elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, monkeys, and many more before they are rehomed or adopted.

Nairobi Animal Orphanage

This orphanage is located in Nairobi National Park and serves as a treatment and rehabilitation center for wild animals. The orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, monkeys, baboons, and buffalos.

Recently there have been speculations about neglect at the orphanage and unqualified staff.

Twitter post by Karen Knaust KWS ambassador.

Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy

It is located inside Mt Kenya Safari Club. There is an animal orphanage at the conservancy. It is located inside Mt Kenya Safari Club. There is an animal orphanage at the conservancy.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a leading conservation organization that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned infant elephants and rhinos in East Africa. It also puts up the animals for adoption. The nursery is located inside the western end of Nairobi National Park.

Maralal Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary hosts an animal orphanage that provides care and shelter to orphaned or injured animals. The management of the sanctuary offers the opportunity to volunteer alongside their professionals at the animal orphanage. It is located inside Maralal Safari Lodge.

Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

The sanctuary is located on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kisumu City. It conserves impalas (the rare Sitatunga antelope), buffalos, giraffes, cheetahs, and several primate species.

Ngulia Sanctuary

It is located in Tsavo West National Park. It conserves more than 80 highly endangered black rhinos.

Nguuni Nature Sanctuary

The sanctuary is located off Kiembeni Road in Mombasa, approximately four kilometers from the Bamburi Cement Factory. It is home to different bird species, giraffes, elands, waterbucks, elands, and antelopes.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy 

It is a 90,000-acre wildlife conservancy located in Nanyuki, Laikipia County. The conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. It is home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos and also the largest black rhino sanctuary in East and Central Africa.  It hosts The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary which provides a refuge for chimpanzees rescued from the black market. Actually, Ol Pejeta is the only place in Kenya where you can see chimpanzees in a sanctuary.

Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy

Located in Laikipia, Ol Jogi offers a refuge for rescued animals such as elephants, cheetahs, a lion, a blind rhino, and wild dogs.

Kalama Conservancy

It is located along the Isiolo-Marsabit Road in Samburu County. The conservancy is home to orphaned elephants, Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, lesser kudu, and wild dogs.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

The Conservancy is located in Isiolo.  It is home to the highly endangered black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, and sitatungas. Lewa prides itself on being East Africa’s pioneer endangered species sanctuary.

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