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African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Kenya) Ltd. - Giraffe Centre

Duma Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
020-8070804
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Ranked #3 of 42 Attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: If you are in Nairobi, get up close and personal with the giraffes- you can feed them at eye level. The local schools take children here to learn... more »
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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This was a small highlight on our visit to Nairobi - you get to feed the giraffes some small pellets, and if you are daring you put a pellet in your mouth and the giraffe will "kiss you" to get it. Boy, are their tongues rough! I think they should control the number of visitors onto the feeding platform a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Lots of fun with happy and interactive giraffes! Thankfully paid 200KShs as a resident. Not worth 1000Kshs for turists.

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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Where else can you get up close and personal with a full grown giraffe. The intern that gave us a guided tour through the Giraffe was amazing.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Another touristy stop but you can feed the giraffes.....however if you are doing a safari that is where you will appreciate this beautiful animals in their whole splendor.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

No visit to Nairobi is complete without stopping by the Giraffe Center. I love this place - I love the giraffes. It will bring out the 'inner kid' in everyone - no matter your age.

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I happen to be partial to these lovely animals. Although we are heading off on a safari, and hopefully will see many in the wild, it was special to be right up front and personal with these beautiful animals.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Read a lot on this and decided to visit this place one afternoon. While the Giraffes looked beautiful and cute and you get to touch them etc, I really dont suggest this place to people who are on their safari. Why would you see Giraffes in a zoo like environment, when you get to see them in the wild on... More

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Banff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful guide! We were introduced to the giraffes at the centre and had an opportunity to feed them before a short and informative talk from our guide about the giraffes across Africa. We then had a chance to 'meet' the tortoise that live at the Centre.

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Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

the giraffe center provided us with the opportunity to learn more about giraffes & the efforts to reestablish the Rothschild giraffe numbers the gentleman who provided the presentation was very professional & also accomodating to our questions I was especailly excited to meet Ed & feed him by hand & get a little 'smooch'.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Hold one of the "provided" pieces of giraffe snacks between your lips and these gentle giants will give you a thank you "kiss"! Great opportunity to learn about and hand (or "lip" if you want!) feed them. Super experience! Not to be missed in Nairobi!

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