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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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Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the centre with our 2 children and we loved the experience, we were able to feed and touch the Giraffes.The centre is very informative and is there to raise awareness for the endangered Rothschild's giraffe. It is a must visit if you have young children, have a few hours to spare and a nice break from the traffic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is not your typical zoo like place. The giraffes have plenty of space. They come up to greet visitors when they feel like eating. Visitors can feed them with vegetable pellets available for this purpose. You can even get a kiss if you hold the pellet between your lips. Try it it's a really cool experience

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I visited this center expecting to see at east a few dozens of giraffes but to my disappointment I could see only 5 ( just five) of them. 2 were near the stage and we could feed them the food that they gave us. I saw 3 more giraffes at a distance in the premises. They charged KSH 1000 as... More

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Haifa, Israel
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I've had a great time in this center, where I was able to pet the special Rothschild giraffes and feed them. It was a really interesting visit. This is worth a visit whether you are adults, teenagers or even going with small children.

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely facility and great experience. The educational portion is well done and interesting. I would go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

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Windhoek
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

People fed the giraffes pallets from a balcony. Some where thrilled to touched them. It would be more enjoyable to see them in the natural state without the feeding. For a 1000KES per person it was not worth the money. The restaurant service is also slow and the lady behind the counter does not listen to what people orders. She... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are a student you can get in for 500 shillings (it's 1000 shillings otherwise). It's definitely a nice experience, you can pet giraffes, feed them and share a kiss. Employees are very polite, they will answer your questions or help you to get closer to giraffe. Having this on a list is a must!

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Liege, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I would not recommend this to people who go in safari . I don't like to see animals in captivity . nothing better than to see them in their one environment , in the wild , it is some kind of " show "

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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I got up close and personal with Stacy, a resident giraffe at the Giraffe Centre. It was beautiful to see these creatures up close, getting to pat and feed them, and I even got a kiss (it helps I had food pellets between my lips!) Whole experience is about 30 minutes + travel time.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Giraffes interact with the visitors who are in a treehouse at their level. We are given pellets to feed them. Nice view of Giraffe Manor (the B&B) across the way on the same property. Gift shop and face painting on the premises.

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