Giraffe CentreCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Duma Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +254-208070804
- Ticket Price: 1000 KES
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Off Road, Wildlife Park, Family And Kids, Nature
Giraffe Centre - Review
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 Nairobi 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 Centre in Nairobi. Tickets for Giraffe Center can be found easily on our ticketing section and you have the option to buy tickets for Giraffe Centre tours as well and combine them with basic Giraffe Centre tickets. There are usually some excellent discounts and offers available on Giraffe Center ticket prices and make the most of these spectacular deals.
You can also stay here, at the wonderful Giraffe Manor which boasts of a charming Scottish hunting lodge design. With its proximity to the Mbagathi River, this manor dons a beguiling appeal. There’s no better way to enjoy a comfortable stay with giraffes occasionally coming to greet you! The Giraffe manor is open all year around except May when it shuts down for maintenance.
All in all, a fantastic place that will delight kids and adults alike!
Giraffe Centre 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 Centre Ticket Prices
- Giraffe centre entry fees for non – resident adult: 1000 KES
- Giraffe centre prices for non-resident childrens: 500 KES
- Giraffe centre nairobi entrance fee for resident adult: 250 KES
- Giraffe centre nairobi charges for resident child: 50 KES
- Giraffe centre tickets free for school groups if booked in advance.
Giraffe Centre Hours
Giraffe centre timings -
- Everyday: 9 am – 5 pm
Giraffe centre nairobi feeding time: 9 am – 5 pm
How To reach Giraffe Centre by Public Transport
- None. Please arrange for a taxi.
Restaurants Near Giraffe Centre
- Nairobi Java House
- Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee House
- Brew Bistro
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Things to Know Before Visiting Giraffe Centre
95% of people who visit Nairobi include Giraffe Centre in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
68.55% of people start their Giraffe Centre visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Giraffe Centre
93.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Giraffe Centre
People normally club together David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Or Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen Museum while planning their visit to Giraffe Centre.
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Giraffe Centre, Nairobi Reviews
Awesome visit. Safe and lovely place. I was allowed to feed the giraffes and took a nice picture with one of them. The whole place seems in good hands and the giraffes have a really huge living space. Everything is made with thought and the animals are being taken really good care of. Great for a visit with the whole family. The souvenir shop was nice too.
One of the best experience I ever had with wild animals, touching them and feeding them. Giraffe centre in Nairobi allows feeding them, they provide small food which can be given to Giraffes. Giraffe are very friendly and doesn’t harm. You can click pictures and spend good time. There is a small class room where caretakers provide insight about Giraffes and how they take care of Giraffe.
Well worth a visit if you love giraffes, like I do. You get to see giraffes up close and even get to feed them. They seem very well looked after and the staff make sure you are feeding them properly and also make sure you're not endangering them or yourselves by getting too close to them where you're not supposed to. There's also a nature trail which is lovely for a little wander; spotted some chameleons the last time we were there and was nice to have a bit of a walk.
Nice place for the kids especially. Feeding the giraffes so closely is memorable! The staff were short- tempered with the kids, though, and made them upset. We all enjoyed the wooded walk on the other side of the road. Otherwise, there is not a lot to do here...
It cost me about a 1000ksh to get into the center. I expected it to be more expensive so that was a pleasant surprise. The giraffes are a delight and all have special names. You can also have a quick meal at the center for next to nothing. And can buy souvenirs from the gift shop. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit