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“A bit disappointing” 3 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.
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“A bit disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I love the animals but I felt this could have been more than it really was.
It's basically a giant viewing platform where the keepers coax a giraffe over so you can feed them. Great if the giraffes fancy a feed otherwise you stand looking at them looking at you from a distance. It does get busy as most people visit the Elephant orphange then go straight to the Giraffe Centre afterwards as they are in the same area & a short drive away.
If you are doing the National Park or any safari then I would give this place a miss.

Visited January 2013
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“If you're going on safari, skip this place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I was duly impressed when I visited the giraffe center, but only because I hadn't been on safari yet. If this is the only chance you'll get to see giraffes, by all means go. Feed them. Make out with them (no really, people do it. You'll see ... ) They're beautiful creatures. I also enjoyed the fact that many plants and trees had informative labels spelling out their medicinal uses. There's a lovely hiking trail across the road, too.

Visited January 2013
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“Feed a giraffe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We got to feed a giraffe here, but if you are going on safari, you will be seeing a lot of giraffes, so it might not be worth your time to visit the center....unless you really want to feed the giraffe, which is cool too.

Visited December 2012
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“Their tongues really are blue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

If you want to see giraffes up close and personal you have to visit the giraffe centre. These lovely animals can be hand fed and some individuals seem to like having their ears tickled or necks scratched

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“A great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had barely got through the gate before we were given a handful of feed and coming face to face with a hungry giraffe, and it was amazing! The keepers are very friendly and there is an informative talk on the giraffes which was very interesting. We had a great time!!

Visited January 2013
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