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“Feed the giraffe” 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.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Feed the giraffe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

It was great being up close the giraffes. You can actually feed them and if your brave enough, you put a bit of food between your teeth,, they will take it and you can get a kiss. They're tongues are rough!

Visited January 2013
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“Best attraction in Nairobi - unforgettable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I never thought I'd hand feed a Giraffe. For me a mesmerising and wonderful experience. Very simple set-up with a small cafe on site.

Visited December 2012
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“UP CLOSE AND TONGUE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

How often have you had the opportunity to feed a giraffe and have her wrap her 28 inch tongue around your arm up to your elbow....you can do that here....a breeding farm for the endangered species of giraffe you can stay as long as you like and get to know all the ladies who love to eat out of your hand and they actually make a noise like a cat purring....wonderful experience...I loved every minute of my stay and have some great pictures of Matilda eating from my hands.

Visited January 2013
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“Long tongues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Good sopt for kids, you can feed the giraffe with special food given by the staff, touch a girafe without using a ladder. Good fun

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“Get close to giraffes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is a great opportunity to get eye close to giraffes where you are able to feed them. You do not need to buy their food, it is giving to you for free. Very safe even for children, thre is no way you could get hurt while feeding the giraffes. Also you can take great pictures with them.
As in all Kenya, locals are so wondeful.

Visited February 2013
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