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Giraffe Center Day Tour | Trip of Nairobi
Nairobi Day Tour-Trip to the Giraffe Centre also known as The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W | Kenya)

(The Giraffe centre is situated on both the edge of the Nairobi National Park and the edge of the residential area known as Karen. Langata Giraffe Centre is set in 6 ha of indigenous forest and is about 20 kilometers out of the city near the Hardy Estate Shopping Centre.)



Giraffe Centre

Giraffe Centre


Giraffe Center Nairobi Day Tour (Tour Duration: 2 Hours)

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Giraffe Center Day Tour/ Trip Nairobi explores the Giraffe Centre located at Langata, approximately 20 kilometers from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. The Giraffe Center is a wonderful and refreshing experience undertaken during African Spice Safaris excursion in Nairobi.


Nairobi Giraffe Centre tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them. The centre has rescued, hand-reared and released around 500 orphaned giraffes back into the wild since opening in 1979.


Young giraffes born at the Centre were translocated to; Soy Sambu Ranch near Lake Elementaita, and Kigio Conservancy near Gilgil and Sergoit ranch in Eldoret while recently they translocated some to Mwea National Game Reserve . Today the Rothschild Giraffe population in Kenya is about 300.



Giarffe Centre Karen NairobiUp Close & Personal

Giarffe Centre Karen Nairobi

Giraffe at the Giraffe Centre

A kiss from a giraffe at the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi

A kiss from a giraffe


Giraffe Center Nairobi Day Tour Prices

Dates From
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Price Per Person
1st Jan 2015
31st Dec 2015
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* Giraffe Center Day Tours depart daily from Nairobi Hotels

Giraffe Centre Nairobi Tour Price Includes:

* Price per person

* All Park Entry Fees, Service Charge and Taxes

* Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel
* Visit Giraffe Centre in Langata, Karen District Nairobi, Kenya

* Professional English speaking African Spice Safaris Driver Guide

Giraffe Centre Nairobi Tour Price Excludes:

* Travelers Insurance

* Personal expenses such as drinks
Gratuity to your Safari Driver Guide

* Optional activities the stipulated itinerary

* Meals, sightseeing not included in the package

* Communication charges, visas, international airfares and airport taxes

* Transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)




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Giarffe Centre Karen NairobiUp Close & Personal

Giarffe Centre Karen Nairobi

Giraffe at the Giraffe Centre

A kiss from a giraffe at the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi

A kiss from a giraffe


Giraffe Center Information

The Giraffe Centre, AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) is located in Langata, just outside Nairobi. The centre has been ostensibly set up as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but now operates conservation/education programs for Kenyan school children.


There is good information on giraffes available here, and an elevated feeding platform where visitors meet the resident giraffes face to face. Hand feeding giraffes is an education in itself. You will see, close at hand, how they use their long, prehensile tongues to remove leaves from prickly acacia branches.


The AFEW centre is also home to Giraffe Manor, a beautifully maintained colonial home, now an exclusive guesthouse. The centre's giraffe population wanders freely through the lush gardens, and pays an occasional visit to the house itself, often pushing their heads through the French Windows to inspect the breakfast table.


The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W Kenya Ltd) also known as the Giraffe Centre is a non-profit making organization, which was founded by the late Betty and Jock Lesilie Melville in 1979.


The late Betty, Jock's American born wife, had earlier discovered the sad plight of the Rothschild giraffe and there were only 120 left on an 18,000 acre ranch in Western Kenya that was scheduled for sub-division and settlement.


The first effort to save this sub-species was to bring two young giraffes to their property in Langata and later Betty founded AFEW USA.


Funds were raised to move five groups to different safe areas in Kenya namely; Lake Nakuru National Park, Mwea National Game Reserve, Ruma National Park and Nasalot Game Reserve. Funds raised via AFEW USA also built the Giraffe Centre and have bought 60 acres, and is in the process of buying 40 more acres for the Sanctuary.

Giraffe Pedigrees

Giraffes are found in the semi-arid regions of Africa, where trees and bushes are plentiful. Today there are 8 distinct sub-species of Giraffes in Africa. In Kenya we have the Rothschild Giraffe which is the rarest, the Masai Giraffe of Southern Kenya which is the most commonly seen, and the Reticulated Giraffe of Northern Kenya.


They live to be twenty to thirty years old. Their main enemy is man. Killed for their meat and hide. Their main difference is their keen eyesight, running speed (up to 55km/ per hour) and their powerful kicks.



Giraffe Centre Nature Trail,

Giraffe Centre Nature Trail

Giraffe Centre Bird Walks

Giraffe Centre Bird Walks

Giraffe Manor luxury Hotel next to the Giraffe Centre

Giraffe Manor Hotel


Giraffe Centre Attractions

Giraffe Centre Birds Sanctuary

The indigenous forest is a remnant of the natural forest that once surrounded Nairobi. It comprises of over 100 acres of dry upland forest that is the larger ecosystem that originally comprised of the current Ngong forest and Ololua forest hence similar vegetation.


In this sanctuary, we have preserved the original forest for our giraffe, and have also kept intact the habitat for many other animals that sometimes are encountered during a walk don the trail.


The Nature Trail

The trail stretches about 1.5 kilometers meandering through thick bushes and forests. This leisurely stroll begins directly in front of the parking lot at the Giraffe Centre. This is a large tract of dry upland forest that existed in the area known today as Nairobi.


There are variety of animals that make this forest their home including the giraffes, warthogs, hyenas and times we get leopard. In this sanctuary e have preserved the original forest for our giraffe, and have also kept intact the habitat for many other animals that are sometimes encountered as one takes a walk down the trail.


Get a copy of the Nature Trail Guide Book, which contains a map for easy movement as well as information on different species of flora and fauna that are easy to sight as one takes a walk. The guide book is available at the Giraffe Centre.


Giraffe Centre Activities

* Bird walks

* Nature walks

* Nature interactive learning

* Tree identification walks (Botanical walks)



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