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“Fabulous experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Giraffe Centre

Giraffe Centre
Langata Rd, Nairobi 00509, Kenya
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Ranked #4 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: A short self-guided forest hike followed by an up-close encounter with tame giraffes make this a pleasant excursion to the south of central Nairobi.
London, U.K.
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“Fabulous experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Private tour driver took us to the Giraffe Centre. Did not directly pay at the Centre but through the driver/guide so it was not transparent how much it really is to enter into the Centre.
Initially we did not see any giraffes but they gradually responded to the noise that some of the staff were making to get giraffes' attention.
Eventually we were feeding food directly into giraffes' mouth. This was just an amazing memorable experience. The staff there were extremely kind.

Visited November 2012
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“Not very exciting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I did get a kick out of hand feeding and ( gently) touching a giraffe. The education centre is a bit hokey - a few bones and lots of children's drawings. The nature walk is a fairly short walk in the forest with the highlight being looking at a warthogs's den.

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“Great experience and educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This was a really fun adventure. You are able to climb the stairs to a treehouse like structure and the giraffes then can come to you. Your head is on the same level as the giraffe and they are very gentle often nuzzling you while you give them treats! Interesting to learn about the three different types of giraffe that live in Kenya and Tanzania.

Visited October 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“gentle giants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

loved being able to touch and feed these fabulous creatures one of the highlights of our visit ti the Karen area

Visited November 2012
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“Kiss a Giraffe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Being able to feed a Giraffe from your mouth.
Seeing these lovely animals so close up and enjoying the experience

Visited July 2012
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