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Nairobi Butterfly Sanctuary

Nairobi Butterfly Nairobi Butterfly Centre is placed in the Karen area of Nairobi on the Dagoretti road. This place is just next to the Karen roundabout approximately 2.5 km from there.

This butterfly centre is regarded as the second largest centre after the British Museum of Natural History in London. This butterfly centre boasts of more than 1000 species of butterflies and is open for tourists from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm.
The main objective of this centre is to create awareness amongst locals and visitors about the conservation of African butterflies and to help butterfly buffs from all over the world to do research and study the behavior of various varieties of butterflies.

There is a vast collection of butterflies in this centre from the largest to the smallest ones, most of them are generally found in Kenya. The main attraction of this centre is the largest butterfly with a wingspan of about 15 -17 centimeter.

The butterfly sanctuary is located in an expansive green house having tropical trees that adds to the beauty of this centre. If you are a visitor you can hire the services of a guide to help you tour the centre and at the same time explain about the environment, appearance and behavior of various types of butterflies.

You will be amazed to know that Steve Collins, the founder of this centre named one of the butterflies in honor of Leaky, who once headed the Kenya Wildlife Services, as a sign of his service to

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Dagoretti Road, Karen 
Nairobi, Kenya


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