Giraffe Centre
Giraffe Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
It is a place that seeks to secure our environment. Our main work is to carry out environment conserving initiatives. The care for giraffes that are endangered is one of the conservation activities that we do.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Md Abdullah Al Mamun
    6 contributions
    Overall, the trip was excellent and I enjoyed a lot during the day.
    The decision of visiting the Giraffe center was a very good one and I enjoyed a lot in that day. Specifically feeding the giraffe was one of my life time memories and I will recommend all to visit the center. Remember that the center only accept the card to pay the entrance fee and this is 1500 shillings for non resident persons.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 23, 2023
  • MH
    15 contributions
    Get up close with the Giraffes
    Visited this educational center with friends while we were staying at Giraffe Manor. Got a great kick out of picky giraffes as they spit out the green food pellets in favor of the white-ish colored ones. Who knew!
    Visited August 2022
    Written March 26, 2023
  • LexiV
    Cleveland, Ohio907 contributions
    Hungry Giraffes
    I came here as part of a Nairobi day trip. When you come in you wash your hands then are given food for the giraffes. You stand on a raised walkway so that you are even with them and they eat the food right out of your hands. Some are more aggressive than others. The workers will tell you the giraffes' names, which ones to watch out for head-butting from, and how old they are. You can pet them while you feed them, but don't approach them without food; they will be annoyed. I saw warthogs walking along the ground in the enclosure too. This place also has clean bathrooms. I very much enjoyed my time here and would love to return. One tip is not to go right at noon. That's when the nearby elephant orphanage lets out and this place gets mobbed. When I went a few hours later, it was still a bit busy but not crowded and there were enough giraffes for everyone to feed at the same time.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written March 28, 2023
  • Rebecca W
    40 contributions
    One not to miss
    We visited here as part of a package deal with the elephant orphanage that we had booked online. What a phenomenal experience! You actually got to hand feed giraffes, and the photos we managed to get were brilliant! The giraffes are so well cared for, the establishment does amazing work.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 5, 2023
  • svetlana k
    20 contributions
    Wonderful experience, Never miss the Giraffe center, Book Tsavo Cats Safaris.
    We booked this place together with others, Baby Elephant orphanage, Karen Blixen museum and the Bomas of Kenya. We were lucky to feed the Rothschild giraffe, what a great experience, All was well arranged by Mike our trip consultant. If have time while in Nairobi, the place is a great place to visit. We enjoyed the very best and tank you again to all Tsavo Cats Staffs for being kind and good to us.We shall come back to you for more services with you.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 11, 2023
  • Stacey G
    2 contributions
    Eye opening
    Wonderful place that does amazing work. We learned an a lot about the giraffe in Kenya. Feeding and taking pictures with them was fun as well. Maurice was quite informative and passionate about teaching us of the near extinction of the giraffe population in Kenya and their efforts to try and increase the once vast population of giraffe. It’s worth a visit if you have a spare hour while visiting Nairobi.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 13, 2023
  • VeganABZ
    Doha, Qatar260 contributions
    Nice
    Nice place to visit and support, we visited by Uber from Nairobi and had no problem getting an Uber when we’re finished, queues were short, did not book in advance but that is possible online. You get to feed the giraffes which is a nice experience, there is also a gift shop, cafe and toilets. Visit will not take much time. There are souvenir stalls outside the gate and a wilderness walk across the road, signposting isn’t great but you can get into the jungle, nothing much to see though.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 12, 2023
  • pittbrendat
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania151 contributions
    Amazing! So much fun🦒
    Giraffes are my favorite animal in this area so to feed them was a lifetime experience. Just like feeding my puppies but only bigger. 🐶 To be able to interact with them was amazing and something I’ll never forget if you love giraffes like I do ♥️ you definitely want to check this out. The Experience doesn’t take long, and it’s totally worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Suzanne2303
    Labrador, Australia966 contributions
    Interesting place to learn about Rothschild giraffes and their future
    We visited this place on our half day tour of Nairobi. It was an interesting place to visit, hand feeding the giraffes, learning about their near extinction and their rescue back. This was a very well presented place, with knowledgeable guides, exhibitors and the giraffes themselves. A must not miss whilst in Nairobi.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • ksufan88
    Wichita, Kansas5,453 contributions
    Can be very crowded but great giraffe interactions
    As you visit this facility, you are provided a small bowl of food to feed the giraffes. They usually have around 10 Rothschild giraffes in the facility either as permanent residents or temporarily until they can be reintroduced to the wild. There is a long elevated boardwalk where the giraffes can walk up and be fed by the visitors. It is quite fun to interact with the giraffes, but can be extremely crowded at times when you are trying to get a picture.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
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John54
Columbus, OH5 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Excellent guides explaining the life and different varieties of giraffes before seeing them. Hand feeding included, which was fun.
It’s a tranquil setting and the visit is relaxing. As with many tourist attractions, the price was very reasonable.
Written February 17, 2024
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Dena D
Bethlehem, PA79 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
The big thing here is walking on the boardwalks and admiring and feeding giraffes, from babies to adults. There is a bit of information and a gift shop. We were a group of adults and we got a kick out of it, but I am sure children would be even more excited. It is worth about 30-45 minutes.
Written February 15, 2024
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TravelerTP
Northern Virginia, VA978 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
I doubt I have anything unique to say, but this was an excellent experience. I imagine there are times when it could get very crowded, so you may need to have a little patience as everyone wants to feed the giraffe, and when I was there, only one or two would come up to eat at a time. They are really gentle, though they will try to get the rest of the food if you aren't careful. This was fun, and an awesome opportunity to see the Rothschild giraffe.
Written February 13, 2024
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Jacqueline
13 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Amazingly beautiful. The payment went very well, not too crowded gave enough time to explore and experience the magic.
Written February 13, 2024
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TheTraveler888
Lexington, KY151 contributions
Feb 2024
This is a nice place to visit and see (and feed) the giraffes. With the admission fee, you get a small coconut bowl of pellets that you feed to the giraffes. They eat out of your hands. It should be around an hour or so visit.
Written February 13, 2024
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Rasika Jaganath Weerathunga
Kabul, Afghanistan80 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Oh wow wonderful experience .
Wild life experience with Giraffs.
Beautiful Experience.
Beautiful Environment.
Friendly Staff.
Easy Acess for Tickets.
Ample Car Parking.
Wonderful Education Experience.
Written February 12, 2024
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terry246
Melbourne, Australia67 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
You get up close and personal to these unique animals. Feeding them is incredible. The place is clean, has a shop and Cafe
It's evident the animals are well treated.
Staff are excellent and knowledgeable, fortunately not overcrowded.
Written February 11, 2024
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Vancouver, Canada4,444 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Such a busy and enjoyable place. Wash your hands before and afterward at their wash stations. You got half a bowl of giraffe feed as part of your admission which is more than plenty. Despite seeing multiple giraffes only 2 were accepting our food pellets so you had to make your way through the crowd to reach them which can be challenging. Ticklish against your fingers as you are to feed them one pellet at a time else they they may choke. They non-stop would lick their tongue to grab food from you. So cool.
Written February 4, 2024
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Jennifer K
Warrington, UK6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Wonderful centre, great family day and really good value. It got a little crowded initially when we arrived at 11am but if you wait the crowds disperse and you have the giraffes to yourself. The staff are lovely and toe giraffes are just all beautiful, a great experience to feed them and interesting to read on the history of the centre and the manor.
Written January 29, 2024
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Hans M
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
My wife and I, visited the giraffe centre on our recent trip to Kenya. We not only enjoyed feeding the giraffes, but was very impressed with the Centre in general. The lecture was very informative and engaging, the grounds themselves were impeccable and the work that you age doing is unfortunately badly needed.
Written January 25, 2024
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