Giraffe Center

Currently Closed
  • 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

About Giraffe Center, Nairobi

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Giraffe Center

  • 95% of people who visit Nairobi include Giraffe Center in their plan

  • 61.57% of people start their Giraffe Center visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Giraffe Center

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

94.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Giraffe Center

People normally club together David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Or Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen Museum while planning their visit to Giraffe Center.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Giraffe Center, Nairobi Reviews

  • This is Nat Geo wild right before your own very eyes, live and direct. The wonders of creation makes you marvel even more at the creator. Now I have to add this to my list of "sites to visit at every opportunity". I'd love to have the young ones too next time. You can't get any closer than this. Don't take my word for it though, a trial will convince you. Cost? What's a few KSh compared to a lifetime experience?

  • The fee for admission is reasonable. There's not much to do. It's basically just a giraffe feeding experience with a tacky gift shop on premises. School groups frequent and the kids feeding giraffes are of course adorable. The helpers are friendly and the giraffes are super cute. Overall I'd recommend going as a stop if you're visiting Nairobi national Park.

  • This is a must visit if you're within Nairobi. The giraffes are super friendly and if you're daring you may actually get a 'kiss' from one of them. This is where you attempt to feed the giraffe from your mouth and it licks the food off you. The giraffes are quite a marvelous site as it doesn't dawn on you how tall they are until they are really close to you. The entry charges are not very expensive both for locals and non residents. I'd highly recommend

  • This place is awesome. I went with a group of friends. The classes are actually really educative and fun, yet short. Like 20 min. The place is not so huge so family time and couple time is guaranteed to be interactive. A nice restaurant around here. The giraffes themselves are actively impressive. In my time of coming here, I met Edd, the largest male here. He is really huge and impressive. There are 3 species of giraffes which is also nice to see. The center does some really great efforts to help kids learn about giraffes and environmental conservation. Kudos to the team at Giraffe center.

  • Had a great time as always. Seeing and feeding the giraffes does need t take long so if you choose to take the drive out there be sure to do more like the nature walk or watch and learn about these magnificent animals

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