Giraffe Center, Nairobi

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Giraffe Center, Nairobi - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Duma Rd, Nairobi

Phone: +254-208070804

Ticket Price: 1000 KES

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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The Giraffe Centre is situated at Langata, roughly 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the central province of Nairobi, Kenya. It was built keeping in mind the main objective to secure the imperiled Rothschild giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi, which is found to roam about in free and protected captivity around the meadows of East Africa. The Giraffe Centre was begun by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish Earl, when he and his wife Betty caught a child giraffe to begin the programme of reproducing giraffe in protected captivity at their home in Langata - home of the present site. Since then the programme has had tremendous victory, bringing about the presentation of a few reproducing varieties of Rothschild Giraffe into Kenyan national parks. In 1979, Leslie-Melville added an instructive and educative focus to the giraffe asylum, which had been his private breeding zone of giraffes back then. With the later years, he had raised enough cash and brought about the necessary resources and amenities to change over and enhance the premises of the Giraffe Visitor's Centre as a major visitor objective in Nairobi. The primary fascination for guests is watching the vibrant giraffes roam around about the zone of their raising and breeding zone. The core is likewise home to numerous warthogs which unreservedly wander the zone in addition to the giraffes.

Enjoy sights of some of the biggest animals that wander the face of Earth with a visit to Giraffe Center in Nairobi. Tickets for Giraffe Center can be found easily on our ticketing section and you have the option to buy tickets for Giraffe Center tours as well and combine them with basic Giraffe Center tickets. There are usually some excellent discounts and offers available on Giraffe Center ticket prices and make the most of these spectacular deals.

Giraffe Center Information

  • School Groups visiting will be required to make two weeks prior booking for visits. They will be booked in for their preferred days where possible and only between 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Giraffe Center Ticket Prices

  • Non – Resident Adult: 1000 KES
  • Non-resident child/student: 500 KES
  • Resident Adult: 250 KES
  • Resident Child: 50 KES

How To reach Giraffe Center by Public Transport

  • None. Please arrange for a taxi.

Restaurants Near Giraffe Center

  • Nairobi Java House
  • Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee House
  • Brew Bistro 

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  • The Giraffe Centre is fun because you get up close and personal with the animals, but unless you really want to be up close and personal with tourists, it's hardly worth the time and money. It's definitely one of the premiere locations for international tourists, so only go during a weekday and at non-peak hours to avoid the annoyances. On the up side, the drinks and snacks at the cafe are not overly priced. If anything, things are cheap and it's nice to be able to get a cold drink on a hot day.

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  • Only 40 minutes from Nairobi City Centre, Kenya's capital, the Giraffe Centre is a place you can't miss out! Ever kissed a giraffe? You need to visit the place to know the experience and be amazed at how those lovely animals are close to people. The place gives you an opportunity to kiss the giraffes, hug them and feed them too (and the giraffes have different preferences, the guides will enrich you with that information). Its really a wonderful and well conserved place that gives you the natural feeling you have always desired.

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  • Awesome organization supporting the survival of the various giraffe variants. A great way to interact with the animals and support the organizations efforts. They allow free visits to schools to educate students.

  • I have been at Giraffe Centre since I was young, in fifteen years, I have found the feeding to be so calming and peaceful to myself that I always get pulled back every time work gets to be a little too much. The staff are wonderful, the rates are reasonable and the curio shop is also filled with unique items that I enjoy having even as a native. I would, however, suggest better lighting in the children's art gallery.

  • This really is an amazing attraction. The giraffes are lovely, quite friendly and getting to feed them has to be tried. You will love giraffes by the time you leave 😍

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