Giraffe Centre

Duma Rd, Nairobi

4.5

Giraffe Center is located in 5 km away from Nairobi city-center, in Langata. The center preserves and protects the endangered Rothschild giraffe species, which are found exclusively in Eastern Africa.

The center's main purpose is to educate Kenyan youth on their regions wildlife, as well as allow local and international visitors to get to see world's tallest animals, the giraffes. It ha started out as a private giraffe sanctuary in a house and has gradually grown into the present day huge park. An education center was added to the giraffe sanctuary in 1979. Several warthogs also freely roam around the park with the giraffes.

It is now a very popular tourist destination in Kenya. From a raised observation platform the visitors can feed the giraffes.

The Giraffe Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Throughout this time of the day you can tour around the park and feed the giraffes. You need to show your ID Card at the entrance. The entrance fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Locals get discount: $2 for adults and $ 0.4 for children.

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Mon

    21:00 - 17:00

  • Tue

    00:00 - 17:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 17:00

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Reviews

  • Bedford Manor

    5
    - 30 August 2018 -

    À must see and must do tourist attraction while in Kenya. Such a nice experience to get to feed the giraffes as the rangers hand you pellets and you get a one on one with the tall animals. Their tongues are so smooth and fluffy and must I say that they are most photogenic animals I have seen. Loved every bit of it.

  • Daniel Chikhwaza

    5
    - 27 August 2018 -

    Less than a kilometer from Hardy Post, beautiful environment, great reception, parking spaces available for all kinds of vehicles (salon cars to tour buses). Tight security, making it ideal for family outing, fun for people of all ages. Amazing, up and close view of giraffes plus two handfuls of feed per person to allow them to feed the Giraffes. (Pictures taken by Daniel Chikhwaza)

  • Peter Mogyoros

    4
    - 23 August 2018 -

    An interesting place to visit with kids. Its project is also admirable so would recommend supporting it. However, it is a bit small and not that much to do apart from feeding the giraffes and walking through a small exhibition area. Still, I feel I’ve learned a lot about these incredible creatures and I would recommend this place for a quick visit if you are in the area. Just don’t expect to spend there hours.

  • Alan Hartley

    4
    - 20 August 2018 -

    Great close up experience with some beautiful animals. Can get to feed them and view them. Small information centre, focused on education of local school children.

  • Greg Task

    5
    - 15 August 2018 -

    Excellent place, and we'll treated giraffes. The giraffes will lick your face. You feed the giraffes for no extra cost. Just pay the entrance them feed them as long as they want to keep eating for. Perfect for taking pics close up with the gentle giants

  • Lore Hilby

    5
    - 28 July 2018 -

    It was fun to get up close and personal with the giraffes. They are such lovely creatures, so graceful and serene. Being able to feed them and take really close up pictures was great.

  • Kielan D'Souza

    3
    - 26 July 2018 -

    This center is more like a petting zoo than anything else. It claims to be non-profit for education or whatever. The giraffes are not going to be sent into the wild. Having said all that. Getting to feed a giraffe is still pretty neat. The place is located a short 10 min drive from the elephant orphanage. Entrance fee is under 10$ for nonresident. You get a handful of feed free. There is a room where they do small lectures on the different types of giraffes.

  • Guido Be

    4
    - 21 July 2018 -

    Well, if you want to see giraffes very close, it's a good place. The area for the animals is quite big, but they will come close to you. Small souvenir shop and local crafts market. It's very good for children.

  • Mat E

    5
    - 01 July 2018 -

    The place is set up in a very convenient way; you can be in the ground or upstairs feeding the giraffes. The place provides the food, which insures the health of the giraffes, and they provided it for free. I also saw other animals there, such as warthogs that just crawled around looking for leftovers from the giraffes. Such a fun experience, and such a great cause.

  • William Bellam

    4
    - 14 June 2018 -

    The Giraffe Centre in Nairobi is one of the best kept secrets of the city. The place is so hidden for a minute going there I thought our driver was lost. The experience of feeding the giraffes is one of my most memorable ones (I never got to do the mouth feeding though, no matter how much the attendant kept insisting that giraffe saliva has antiseptic qualities).

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