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Giraffe Centre

Langata Rd, Nairobi 00509, Kenya
723441764
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Ranked #4 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Feed a giraffe, stroke a giraffe - even kiss a giraffe? You can do it all at the wonderful Giraffe Centre - maybe that does an injustice to the incredible work that the AFEW does here in protecting the graceful Rothschild's Giraffe but it is obviously the main attraction that you would go cheek to cheek with these wonderful animals.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Nice to get up close to the giraffes but it was very crowded, with not a lot to do or see once you had fed the giraffes. There was a talk going one but it wasn't very dynamic and hard to hear.

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Essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the interaction with the giraffes, this is an hour visit at most. Giraffe manor can be seen in the background and I could see no real evidence of Giraffe conservation work.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A definite stop for every visitor to Nairobi; you get to feed the giraffes by hand. Maybe even get a kiss from a giraffe. Great photographs

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

is this place a breeding place or a rescuing place and after do they take those giraffe back to the wild. something we should question our self about.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

So amazing to see this beautiful animals up close! Doubt i'll ever have a giraffe eat out of my hand again! They seem well looked after

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great fun interacting with the gentle giants of the plains of Africa. Lovely to see the natural habitat being preserved for these majestic creators while allowing for groups of tourist, school children and others to visit and learn all about them too.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Enjoyed our visit and it was great to feed the giraffes. Nice gift shop and facilities. Gets a little crowded but a nice environment for the animals.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When we planned our day out we were really excited to visit the Sheldrick, but in the end the Giraffe Centre was the absolute highlight. Feeding and getting kisses from the giraffes was so cool, and the little session to learn more about them was great! I definitely will be back, and would like to try a night at Giraffe... More

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