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David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi provided by Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safaris

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
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Tour snapshot
Nairobi wildlife tour: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Giraffe Centre
Duration:
6–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
A tour to see the elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the namesake animals at the Giraffe Centre are included on this tour from Nairobi that showcases Kenyan wildlife within city bounds. Flexible transportation makes this tour extra appealing, though. Choose to be dropped off at other top Nairobi attractions at no extra cost to continue your tour on your own, or go back to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Danish, Dutch, Spanish
Highlights
  • Plus, visit the Kazuri Beads Factory
  • Choose where to end your tour: at your hotel or other top sites
  • Driver handles Nairobi traffic so you can relax
  • All transportation included with hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
After pickup from your Nairobi lodging, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a special organization that rehabilitates young orphaned elephants. Learn the stories behind how the elephants got there and how they will be cared for and released. Then, continue to the Giraffe Centre, a nonprofit organization focused on environmental education. Learn about giraffes and see them in real life. Finally, visit the Kazuri Beads Factory to learn how the popular beads are made from start to finish and how the organization supports single mothers in the community. If you want to, you can ask your driver to drop you off at lunch or the Karen Blixen Museum at no extra cost, or ask to go to go to the Bomas of Kenya for an additional fee. Or, just get dropped off back at your Nairobi hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Danish, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Plus, visit the Kazuri Beads Factory
  • Choose where to end your tour: at your hotel or other top sites
  • Driver handles Nairobi traffic so you can relax
  • All transportation included with hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
After pickup from your Nairobi lodging, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a special organization that rehabilitates young orphaned elephants. Learn the stories behind how the elephants got there and how they will be cared for and released. Then, continue to the Giraffe Centre, a nonprofit organization focused on environmental education. Learn about giraffes and see them in real life. Finally, visit the Kazuri Beads Factory to learn how the popular beads are made from start to finish and how the organization supports single mothers in the community. If you want to, you can ask your driver to drop you off at lunch or the Karen Blixen Museum at no extra cost, or ask to go to go to the Bomas of Kenya for an additional fee. Or, just get dropped off back at your Nairobi hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15254P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • entry tickets to the elephant orphanage and the girrafe center
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Entry/Admission - Giraffe Centre
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD
  • Entry/Admission - Karen Blixen Museum
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • While booking please write the hotel you want to be picked at Hotel Airport villas apartments Note: Airport pick up you will be charged an extra USD 20 (Upon arrival)
  • Airports:
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • entry tickets to the elephant orphanage and the girrafe center
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Entry/Admission - Giraffe Centre
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD
  • Entry/Admission - Karen Blixen Museum
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • While booking please write the hotel you want to be picked at Hotel Airport villas apartments Note: Airport pick up you will be charged an extra USD 20 (Upon arrival)
  • Airports:
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Kazuri Beads Factory
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Giraffe Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Karen Blixen Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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jeanpr92
New York City, NY139 contributions
Jan 2021
Great amazing full day in Nairobi, even though the elephant orphanage was closed due to covid (heard they are reopening soon). The trip the Giraffe Center is a great once in a lifetime experience and definitely loved the learning aspect of it, I learned so much about the giraffes.
Sammi is my guide and he was exceptional and highly professional. The day turned out very well.
I highly recommend this trip for anyone visiting Nairobi, it is a great tour to get a feel of the city, even if you are here for a layover only.
5 out of 5!
Written January 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Jean, Thank you for taking time to write us a review and your sentiments on our driver guide, Sammy. He is indeed an excellent driver guide and works hard to create the best experiences for our clients. Kenya has beautiful parks that offer one chances to spot variety of wild animals and enjoy game drives. We are happy to hear that Giraffe Centre was a lifetime experience, Indeed it is a must Visit within Nairobi. We welcome you to travel with us again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written January 26, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ike B
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Solo
The tour was simply great, not only since both activities are worth doing but mostly because my guide Paul did an outstanding job showing me around, explaining all options what to do in the area and explaining all about local history, culture, food and whatever you may be interested in while we were in the tour. Paul did go above and beyond to ensure a fabulous stay and was key with his recommendations and service to make my visit including plans for the next days - he did much much more than you can ask for in a guide. You can see that Paul previously took care of top diplomats! Thanks, hope I’ll get the chance to travel with you again.
Written February 22, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us. This forms one of the most selling tours in Nairobi and lends you the opportunity to feed and even kiss the giraffes at giraffe center, watch how elephants are fed at David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage and learn about their conservation efforts and to spice up your Nairobi experience is the visit to the only park in a capital city. We are happy to read that Paul went beyond to ensure your stay was fabulous. We would like to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written March 14, 2022
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Charlotins
San Antonio, TX16 contributions
Apr 2019
This was such an incredible experience. We did not visit the giraffes but we did visit the baby elephants. The care of the staff and the education that is around these elephants was truly miraculous. If you're in Nairobi then definitely make time to go! It is the one thing I'd recommend above everything else.
Written March 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review and recommending this tour to the TripAdvisor readers. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us, this is indeed a must visit tour while in Nairobi as it lends you the opportunity to visit popular wildlife attractions. We invite you to travel with us again in future.
Written March 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dee
2 contributions
May 2021
Our tour guide, Sammy, will forever be family to us after this trip. We had such a great time with him! He was funny, patient, flexible, knowledgeable, and made sure we felt comfortable at all times. Words cannot adequately express how much we appreciate Sammy’s hospitality on this trip. Our experience with Sammy will always be a memorable one and we already miss him dearly.

Sammy took us to Giraffe Centre and a tour of the Kazuri beads which were both such wonderful experiences. Since the elephant orphanage was not opened, he took us to get lunch and to the market for souvenirs before our flight back home.

If you are looking for tours while in Kenya, please choose this company. They have an array of tours and they are dedicated to ensuring that your trip is a great one.
Written May 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for the bubble rating and the sentiments. It is words like these that motivates us to do even better. We were honored to have planned your trip and we look forward to another one in future. Sammy is an amazing guide and goes above and beyond to ensure that our clients get the best service. We invite you again in future to travel with us as we explore other destinations.
Written May 25, 2021
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Ong F
Zurich, Switzerland22 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
If you do this yourself it would cost $10USD for Giraffe center and $5-7USD for the elephants sanctuary per person. You could do this with Uber and would cost max $30USD total (Ubers are really easy to find in Nairobi). We paid $55USD for the half day per person, for 2 people which included all entry and a driver for the day. Only thing he told us was where to stand for the best view of the elephants which is why he was a driver more than a guide. Lunch is not included or considered. Elephant and Giraffe center are totally worth it though but better off doing it on your own for the price. I think the driver was meant to be a guide but he just drove so therefore based on what we got, booking the "tour" was not worth it. Personally i think the tour would be worth it for $45pp. Otherwise, safety and organisation were all good.
Written April 8, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Halo once again Thank you for your honest reply- Nairobi has its fair share of crime and most people book this service because of security- as a viator supplier , we have been vetted to ensure- we are properly registered agents- all drivers have a crime free record, we pay taxes with the goverment and they have checked and confirmed previous positive review before allowing us to offer the service. for an extra fee you are paying for this. We have had cases of people booking random hotel taxis/uber and the driver driving off with luggage and cameras after the first stop. Some people are single ladies and the drivers can make uncomfortable compliments. This does not happen with us The tour states FULL DAY which mean we take people to kazuri beads and wait for the factory and shop tour to be done. Then those who want are taken to karen blixen museum and we wait for over 1 hour for a client to finish the tour. So the car and the driver is booked for a full day, i dont know what uber charges for a full day but not definately 45 USD. Do some reseach and find out. Thank you for appreciating our safety and organisation.
Written April 10, 2018
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Helena M
12 contributions
Feb 2019
A busy place, but a great opportunity to learn about giraffe and get up and personal! I even managed to fed a giraffe from my mouth. You can see these animals are well cared for and this is why I recommend this place.
Written September 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for the bubble rating and writing us this wonderful review. We are happy to read that you had an amazing tour with us. Indeed, the experience at the Giraffe Center is magical! Here you see the magnificent creatures and learn why they are endangered. You will also learn their behaviors, traits and more conservation education. To cap the visit, you get the chance to feed them and maybe get a giraffe kiss. We welcome you to travel with us again in future!
Written September 4, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RFJulie
Orange County, CA16 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
This tour was fantastic to do the day after we arrived in Nairobi. Our guide picked us up from our hotel right on time and took us to the baby elephant orphanage first. As an animal lover, it was so special seeing these animals up close and to learn how they were orphaned and how they are cared for. Next it was off to the Giraffe center to feed the giraffes which was fun - they are beautiful and my favorite animal. It's sort of a zoo setting, but you can't feed them at a traditional zoo! Next it was lunch and then off to Nairobi national park. The van had a popped roof to see out. We saw all of the big five except the leapard! Totally didn't expect to see so much at a small park so close to the city! Well worth it!
Written February 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Jullie Woow !!! thank you very much for this 5 star rating bubble .We are very happy that this tour suited you and that you really enjoyed ,the Giraffe center and elephant orphanage are truly unmissable .Thank you for also recommending our driver for being punctual he is surely one of the best within the company .All in all you were part of this successful day for being very cooperative and booking with us .We do pray yet another tour sends you back to us and we meet again .Tell a friend to tell a friend .Karibu tena !! which means welcome back again .
Written December 3, 2019
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Alan
Los Angeles, CA27 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
The day after arriving for a safari, we decided to go to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Center in Nairobi. Our guides from Perfect Wilderness Tours were Shaddie and Santa. I cannot say enough great things about them both. They were early to pick us up at the hotel. On the way to the locations, they provided us with insight and history of Kenya and it's people. They clearly were knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing information about their country.

The tour itself was amazing they Shaddie and Santa allowed us to take whatever time we wanted to enjoy both attractions. It was great because there was no hurry or pressure.

On the way back, I asked them if we could make a brief stop for water and an ATM visit. They were gracious to accommodate us as we didn't have transportation in Kenya and this was a lifesaver.

Needless to say, I would HIGHLY recommend Perfect Wilderness and suggest you ask for Shaddie and Santa as your guides! Thanks to all and keep up the great work!!!
Written October 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the incredible review that you have shared about your experience with us. We always strive to make it better and exciting any time you would like to book with us again. Thanks.
Written October 25, 2018
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Arthur C
Huntington Beach, CA255 contributions
We fostoer four elephants and finally had the opportunity to visit Kenya.
Foster parents get social priviliges after hours and hour to see the orphans coming back from being out in the National Park to let them slowly adapt to living in the wildlife.
It truly is a life altering experience, the team helps orphans get reaccepted it takes up to three years.
Highly recommended
Written September 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the incredible review that you have shared about your experience with us. We always strive to make it better and exciting any time you would like to book with us again. Thank you.
Written October 12, 2018
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John4One
Weybridge, UK441 contributions
Lovely day with Fred (driver and guide). Nairobi hotel pickup at 9:30 and off to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage for an hour (only open 11 to 12pm) with a stop at a Masai center/shop en-route.
The afternoon was flexible so we went straight to the giraffe center (feed pellets provided) for a selfie and lunch. WD declined the bead shop and visited the Karen Blixen house and grounds before returning to the hotel about 4pm
Written June 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the incredible review that you have shared about your experience with us. We always strive to make it better and exciting any time you would like to book with us again. Thank you.
Written October 12, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Highly recommended.
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Most fantastic experience
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Beautiful tour and professional service
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