Half-Day Trip David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre Tour In Nairobi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Any Hotel in the City or Airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Visit the must see Nairobi Top two activities of Kenya's most famous animals on this tour to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage brought after being rescued and fed until they are mature to be released to the wild.
Then Prooceed Your tour takes you to the Giraffe centre, an elevated treetop area where you may hand feed giraffes under the supervision of trained staff. Established by Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville in 1979 as a sanctuary for the rare Rothschild giraffe, the centre has a feeding platform where visitors can get views of the tall animals at eye level. Here a resident expert also presents a private briefing on the Centres work to save the endangered Rothschild giraffe.

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The tour starts by picking you from your Hotel/Home within Nairobi AT 8.30 Am. You'll travel to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to walk through the center from 11am - 12pm in an open space, with a rope fence around it. The youngest elephants come trotting out of the bush to greet their keepers who stand at the ready with giant bottles of milk. For the next 10-15 minutes you can watch each little one slurp and gargle their milk. Then, you'll have time to watch the elephants play. You find out how old they were when they arrived at the orphanage, where they were rescued from, and what got them into trouble. The most common reasons for getting orphaned being: mother's poached, falling into wells, and human/wildlife conflict. Once the youngest are all fed, they are led back into the bush, and it's the turn of the 2-3 year olds. Some of them can feed themselves, and some are still fed by their keepers. Watch them interact with their keepers, munch on some branches of their favorite acacias, and play with the half drums of water and mud. You will then be driven to Giraffe centre where you feed Rothschild giraffes under the supervision of keepers. The center has rescued, hand-reared and released around 500 orphaned giraffes back into the wild since opening in 1979. This attraction offers opportunities to feed the endangered Rothschild's giraffe by hand. The location also offers a fine education on the physiology, behaviors and habitat preferences of these beautiful animals.


Bottled water

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Entrance fees 25$

Food and drinks


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers