Giraffe Centre

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

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!


  • 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 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 timings -

  • Everyday: 9 am – 5 pm

Giraffe centre nairobi feeding time: 9 am – 5 pm

  • None. Please arrange for a taxi.

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  • Giraffe Centre Address: Duma Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Giraffe Centre Contact Number: +254-208070804
  • Giraffe Centre Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Giraffe Centre Price: 1000 KES
  • Best time to visit Giraffe Centre(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Giraffe Centre: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Nairobi include Giraffe Centre in their plan

  • 68.55% of people start their Giraffe Centre visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Giraffe Centre

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Must to visit in Nairobi. Quiet place with many giraffes. There are special food what can give them. They will eat from your hands. Giraffes there are friendly and easy come to people. 10$ for non residents(adult) 5$ -kids/students

  • The memorable moment at giraffe center is getting to feed the giraffes yourself. Its awesome right?! Absolutely amazing.. come check it out in Kenya. Cool place.

  • It's so lovely to see these Giraffes. I just love it. I have been there for 4 times. Best day was a Tuesday after 1 or 2pm. Usually people go to the elephant orphanage at 11AM and then directly to the giraffe centre. I enjoyed to avoid the crowd. One Giraffe gave birth like a couple of days ago and the baby looks adorable.

  • It is one of the good places to visit, walk and chill. Very good environment and very nice feelings around it. Many choices are available for selection. Our time were well spent and I have a great time with my accompany and my whole group. Thank you very much and appreciate for the time. Have a great day and night today and tomorrow.

  • This was a wonderful up-close experience. This is a combination of wild and somewhat domesticated giraffes. They breed and then release the young ones as they mature back into the national park. The permanent residents are gentle and seem interested in the people visiting them. They're particularly interested if you have a treat to offer them (feed pellets the warden/guide gives you). I had one giraffe "kiss" me as she gently took a pellet out from between my lips. I'm so glad I visited.

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