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Giraffe Centre

Langata Rd, Nairobi 00509, Kenya
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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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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

It's nice to feed the giraffes but it's a bit expensive for what it is - but I guess/hope it's for a good cause. Anyway, it's close to the other attractions. We went at 9.30am which was great as there were less people and we were finished in time to go to the elephant orphanage close by.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Being so close to the giraffes was really fun! They are amazingly gentle as you feed them their treats. And yes, they will take it right out of your mouth with a big sloppy kiss! The brief talk one of the workers gave was very informative & enjoyable as well. Fun place!

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Again, kids loved the up-close-and-personal interaction with the giraffes. Kids got to feed the giraffes, pet them and take pictures.

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. A small entrance fee entitles you to see giraffes up close and feed them. You are given pellet like honey flavored food to hand to the giraffes. Their long blue-purple tongues and friendly natures make if quite an experience. Some people put a pellet in their mouths so the giraffes would kiss them - quite entertaining.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This place is overrun by tourists. In a country where you can see giraffes freely roaming just a couple of hours out of Nairobi, an enclosed center seems strange. However, this is a conservation center. You can actually feed the giraffes and interact with them. You can learn a little bit of history and the conservation efforts, but I wish... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time interacting with and learning about giraffes. It lacked organization and there was a lot of pushing and shoving going on. The staff need to be a bit more proactive, but other than that it was a lot of fun!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You get the chance to see the giraffe and feed them too. Ideal for children. Personally, didn't enjoy it much as there was a lot of crowds and children around one giraffe only.

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Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a great way to see giraffes up close-- as close as 10" if you feed them! The animals are tame and therefore you are able to really see these magnificent creatures as well as touch ( and kiss!) them. The talk given by the guides was interesting and entertaining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Despite the rather high price, I did enjoy getting very close to the giraffes and feeding them as well as petting them a bit. We also enjoyed the mini museum and informational talk as we were going to be seeing a variety of giraffes for the next month. I'm very glad we went!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved being able to feed the giraffes and get up close and personal. The Giraffes appeared to be well cared for.

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