Giraffe Centre

Currently 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 Opening and Closing 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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TripHobo Highlights for Giraffe Centre

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Giraffe Centre

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

  • 61.49% of people start their Giraffe Centre visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Giraffe Centre

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

94.39% 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

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Giraffe Centre, Nairobi Reviews

  • The draw here is to feed the giraffes. The center itself is unimpressive but still worth a visit if you have the time. Many of the staff are volunteers that work for tips. If you’re staying at Giraffe Manor, the interactions with the giraffes at the manor will be more impressive than this, but it is still a nice place to visit and learn about these magnificent animals.

  • This place is great for a number of reasons. Best of all being the conservation effort they undertake. You see, I'm a nature photographer and anything that brings me closer to the raw, virgin nature is a plus for me. The place is well organized. The KES1,000 (at the time of writing this review) is affordable for most people. The only drawback is the narrow road that links it from Hardy Shopping Centre. I walked from the Centre and the narrow road has to be shared between motorists and pedestrians on some stretch.

  • It's an awesome place and a must-visit if you are visiting Kenya and have half a day in Nairobi. This place gives you are chance to meet a tall and graceful animal called giraffe. They also let you feed them. The experience of being so close to them, touching them, and feeding them is exhilarating. There is an entry fee of 1000 shillings for foreigners and 250 or 300 shillings for natives. The entry for the drivers is free.

  • The place is set up in a very convenient way; you can be in the ground or upstairs feeding the giraffes. The place provides the food, which insures the health of the giraffes, and they provided it for free. I also saw other animals there, such as warthogs that just crawled around looking for leftovers from the giraffes. Such a fun experience, and such a great cause.

  • Well, if you want to see giraffes very close, it's a good place. The area for the animals is quite big, but they will come close to you. Small souvenir shop and local crafts market. It's very good for children.

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