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Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi provided by Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya

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Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
By including all transportation and entrance fees, this guided tour of Nairobi wildlife makes it as easy as possible to see Kenya’s famous animals—without leaving the city. A guide takes you directly to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre to learn about elephants and giraffes from trained staff working to conserve and protect these animals in the wild.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Giraffe Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Nairobi wildlife tour: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre
  • Learn about conservation efforts being made in Nairobi 
  • See elephants and giraffes in real life
  • All entrance fees included so you can walk right in
  • All transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off included
What to Expect
Begin your tour of Nairobi wildlife with pickup from your hotel. Go directly to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn about how the center rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants. Your guide helps you find the best viewpoint to see them play. Then, continue to the Giraffe Centre, a nonprofit organization that helps educate people about endangered animals and environmental protection. Learn about giraffes from guides and optionally feed them by hand under the supervision of trained staff. Tour concludes with drop-off at your Nairobi hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
6h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Elephant Orphanage Entrance fee
  • Giraffe Center Entrance fee
  • Transport in a private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Giraffe Centre
  • Entry/Admission - David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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taiwoa828 wrote a review Mar. 2019
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Francis was an INCREDIBLE tour guide. I was the only one on my tour and he gave me the attention and respect that he would have given a large group. First, he was punctual and confirmed the appointment 30 minutes in advance and he even waited on me because I was a bit late. He
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from GraceChege, General Manager at Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
Responded Mar. 6, 2019
Thank you so much Taiwoa828 for giving us an opportunity to serve you and going ahead leaving a wonderful review. We are indeed grateful you had an incredible experience with our driver guide Francis. We look forward to meeting and serving you again in the near future. Best wishes
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JessicaLTL wrote a review Feb. 2019
New York City, New York120 contributions18 helpful votes
Our tour guide Francis was great! He picked us up from the hotel and took us to the Giraffe Center, then he took us to the Elephant Orphanage where he told us the best place to stand to see the elephants up close where we could actually touch them. Then we went to Kazuri beads
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from GraceChege, General Manager at Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
Responded Feb. 28, 2019
Thanks a lot Jessica for giving us an opportunity to serve you and taking your time writing a great review. We are indeed grateful you had a fabulous experience with our driver guide Francis. We look forward to meeting and serving you again in the near future. Best wishes
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Svenja F wrote a review Jan. 2019
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This was an absolutely magical day. I had a fantastic guide and driver. Stephen went above and beyond, providing very interesting facts, the best spots and photo opportunities. The giraffes were beautiful and so incredibly friendly. The baby elephants are so gentle and trusting
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from GraceChege, General Manager at Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
Responded Jan. 21, 2019
Thanks a lot Svenja for giving us chance to serve you and leaving a great review. We are grateful you had a magical day out with our driver guide Stephen. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Regards
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squid982 wrote a review Jan. 2019
London, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
We did a day trip to the elephant orphanage and giraffe Centre with Francis on New Year’s Day. Francis was great driver and tour guide. He had great tips to make sure we had the best experience possible. He offered great commentary along the way. Would recommend the tour and the
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Response from GraceChege, General Manager at Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
Responded Jan. 9, 2019
Thank you so much Squid982 for giving us chance to serve you and taking your time writing a wonderful review. We are grateful you had best experience with our driver guide Francis. We look forward to serving you again in the near future.
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Bea G wrote a review Oct. 2018
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Feeding the beautiful giraffes was lovely and elephants were a treat. The service was good and entrance fees were included in the booking price so there were no extra costs. Francis, my driver, who I had to myself, was a real gentleman and very good company and helped me get
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from GraceChege, General Manager at Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
Responded Oct. 13, 2018
Thank you so much Bracha for giving us an opportunity to serve you and going ahead writing a great review. We are indeed happy you enjoyed your day out with our guide Francis. We look forward to meeting and serving you again in the near future
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My part of exciting is the way your driver Steven helped us in our day trip to Giraffe center ,beads and Nairobi nationa
Nairobi national park, giraffe center but I missed Elephant orpharan visit due to covid 19. We will beck
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This was a good start of our trip in Kenia. Very convenient with pick up from the airport. Peter made sure that we
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Amazing day out!
We had a fantastic time on our tour with Stephen who was friendly and professional, nothing was too much trouble, h
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Excellent day tour. Peter was my tour guide and was fantastic. Ask for Peter if you can because he is very knowledg
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Great tour!
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Amazing first day in Kenya with awesome driver!
My guide Stephen was not only knowledgeable about the activities that had been planned, he was friendly and accommo
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Hey, My name is Saniya from Pune, India. I had booked from vsnapu when I was on a solo trip to Kenya. I was suggest
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Amazing one day trip, thank you to Stephen
Stephen Mutuku my driver is amazing guy and guide. I was lucky enough to be the only passenger on this tour, and en
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Steven was an excellent guide in Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru
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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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