Although it tends to be promoted as a children’s outing, the Giraffe Centre has serious aims. Run by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), it has successfully boosted the population of the rare Rothschild’s giraffe from an original nucleus of animals that came from a wild herd near Soy in western Kenya. The centre’s other main mission is to educate children about conservation.

The Giraffe Centre is the public side of Giraffe Manor, so if you are staying at the latter, you will have an even closer engagement with the giraffes from your table in the breakfast room or even through your bedroom window. If you’re not able to stay at Giraffe Manor, the AFEW Giraffe Centre is a rewarding alternative.

You’ll get some great mug shots from the giraffe-level observation tower (note the viewing platform faces west, so be prepared for the lighting), where the elegant, slow-motion giraffes push their huge heads through to be fed the pellets you’re given to offer them. There are various other animals around, including a number of tame warthogs, and a wooded 95-acre (40-hectare) nature sanctuary across the road, which is a good area for birdwatching.

  • You will Provided with pellets that you can feed the giraffes by hand
  • Take photos while feeding the animals by your mouth

After arriving at the center and paying your entrance fee, you can listen to a short and interesting talk about the giraffes of Kenya and the endangered Rothschild. Then, you can ask the nice staff members to give you some giraffe food (pellets) so you can feed them. The pellets consist of dietary supplements, as the giraffes eat mainly tree leaves. It is important to give them one piece at a time, as it is more fun, and you will avoid being bitten.

If you dare, you can place one of the pieces between your lips and get close to the giraffe so it gives you a lovely wet kiss! After taking many pictures with these beautiful animals, you can also take a look at the warthogs (pumba) and tortoises, buy something at the souvenir shop or grab a snack at the café. Before leaving back to Nairobi, remember to enjoy a nice walk in the nature sanctuary across the centre.

There, you will see some local flora, birds and nice walking trails where you can spend as much time as you like.

0900 Hours: Giraffe centre & manor day tour starts from your hotel after breakfast and drive to the Karen suburbs where the sanctuary is located.

Arrive and start feeding the giraffes as you hug them and take pictures up close with these humble giants.

1200 Hours: Giraffe centre and manor centre day tour ends with a drop off in your hotel in the city.

The giraffe centre and manor centre hotel are great places to stay around giraffes and learn about their conservation efforts in Kenya.

End of giraffe centre day excursion in Nairobi

Included in the Safari Cost

  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary to all our clients.
  • Transportation as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients.
  • Meals as per itinerary Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Game Drives.
  • Services literate English driver/guide.
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request.
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari.

 

Excluded in the Safari Cost

  • Visas and related costs.
  • Personal Taxes.
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
  • International flights.
  • Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safari, Masai Village.

For more information:

Please contact us on email
info@tropicalwildexpeditions.com
or phone (+254) 721 411 044

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