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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This giraffe orphanage takes less than 30 minutes, but it's worth every minute to see these giants up close and personal. Tame and eager to eat from your hand (or mouth to mouth), these giraffes are not shy. You can take as many pictures as you like and feed them as long as you like. Let one of the volunteers... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I visited the Giraffe Centre on an organised tour. It was busy with tour groups and school children. However, the viewing platform allows plenty of space to see the giraffes and feed them by hand. The educational session was interesting. A great place to bring children.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Loved it! I found some of the tourists a bit inconsiderate towards the children by pushing them away. But at the end, the kids got to feed the giraffes. They also loved it!

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SG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

IT was a good experience. You can not just feed the giraffes like at the manor (here you are on level 1 face to face with them). There's a talk and you learn some facts and interesting things about giraffes.

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