An education centre where children and adults can learn about the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. It’s home to a number of rescued Rothschild’s, who live on the grounds and who you can feed by stepping up onto a high platform. It’s hours of fun for kids. It’s great to have this interaction and learn about their personalities—they’re very aloof! The Giraffe Centre is about a 10-minute drive away from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, so you can combine the two in one morning. I’d recommend going to see the giraffes before the elephants, as the Giraffe Centre can get busy in the afternoons.
The Giraffe Centre is open from 9 AM to 5 PM, seven days a week. Feeding and tours operate throughout this time. Remember to carry a valid Identification Card with you.
Get to hug the tallest animals in the world, feed it and if lucky get a kiss from it. Fun way to spend your time In the city
an amazing experience "interacting" with the girraffes and being able to feed them is phenomenal
Hang out with these tall friends, and if you're lucky you might get a sloppy smooch from them :)
Point of Interest
“The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a world-famous conservancy started for elephants but now extending to other baby orphans. Started by the tenacious Dame Daphne Sheldrick and her family, with love for Kenya and it's natural heritage of wildlife, it is one of the world's most successful animal orphan-rescue programmes. Be prepared to fall in love with the adorable calves and don't be surprised if you end up adopting one (or more) on the spot. Enjoy the fact that there's no discrimination against other animals, so besides elephants, you may just get to frolic with a giraffe, rhino, or warthog. Since you will be able to get very up close, this is an experience not to miss, especially for children and animal-lovers. Open visiting time is just one hour daily from 11am-12noon, with private viewing from 5pm-6pm, but by prior booking only. Contact them early to book/enquire as space can be limited. It's conveniently located within the neighbourhood, about 10km away, or a 20-40 min drive from here. Simply leave in good time to beat traffic and the crowds, and see how all that planning will be well worth it.”
“Located about 5 miles away from the City. Here one can see wildlife such as Lions, Cheetahs, Rhinos, all within sight of the city skyline. The Park is unique by being the only protected area in the world with wildlife in the City. Open daily from 6:00am to 6:00pm”
“The Nairobi National Museum is a world class facility that presents Kenya's History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Art in its entire splendor. It is complete with dining facilities and shops where you can buy African souvenirs. Within the museum grounds are the famous Snake Park, Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail. ”
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