While we were on Christmas holiday in Lamu, Oreo was on her own vacation at Yapperville. Yapperville is a boarding facility outside Nairobi for cats and dogs. They are also part of the IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transport Association) in Kenya, taking care of the export and import of pets.
We chose them because we had gotten so many great reviews from fellow dog owners. Everyone we know who has used them says that his or her dog loves it there. Oreo agrees! She had a great time time.
The place is like a big safari lodge for pets. There are a number of kennels with little boma-style huts. Dogs also go on walks in vast open fields (the facility is fenced along the perimeter) where they can run and play. It’s really nice.
It made me feel better knowing that Oreo was enjoying her own vacation!
If you’re interested in Yapperville, you can contact them:
Tel: +254 722 732 547 / +254 722 833 277 between 8 am and 1 pm and then from 2:30 pm to 5 pm. You might prefer to text or email as they are out with the dogs most of the time and not in front of a computer or phone all day.
Please keep in mind that there are only so many boarding facilities in Nairobi. Make your reservations as far in advance as you can. They get booked up for Christmas by the end of October. I know people who are already booking summer boarding while they are on home leave. Don’t wait until the last minute!