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“Endangered Rothschild Giraffes”
Review of Giraffe Centre

Giraffe Centre
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$75.00*
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Tour to Giraffe Center from Nairobi
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$89.00*
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Giraffe Center and Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
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$109.00*
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Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
Ranked #2 of 127 things to do in Nairobi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: It is a place that seeks to secure our environment. Our main work is to carry out environment conserving initiatives. The care for giraffes that are endangered is one of the conservation activities that we do.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Having seen Giraffes in the wild we were a little sceptical about going to the Giraffe Centre and thought that it would be a bit boring, but my husband and I had a good time.
We went as part of a circle trip visiting the David Schelick Elephant Orphanage and the bead centre so only paid one fee to our driver who sorted out getting the tickets and such.
We were not aware of the significance of seeing the Rothschild Giraffes, which are endangered, and after reading the pamphlet we were given upon entering it was good to know the role in which the centre has played in saving this species of Giraffe.
Yes of course you can feed them so getting close to them is quite special but of course they are wild in someways and when we were there only 1 giraffe was interested in being fed so it was a bit chaotic with everyone trying to get there turn. The other giraffe were still withing viewing distance but minding their own business.
On the same grounds there are a few other small animals such as tortoise and warthog plus the usual souvineer shops.
Our driver did have some troubles finding the centre and it is a little out of the city. It could understandably cost a little in taxi fare to get out to the centre, but make sure the driver knows where he is going.

Thank CestLeVie
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I spend a time relaxing and making a brake between kissing Giraffes. I was so excited so I really don't know is there some food or not. Drinks was cold, view on Giraffes perfect, and in deep shade.

Thank mikeprodanovic
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We were not given any information about the giraffe's or why they are at the centre. The exhibition was very disappointing. We paid 1000 KES to feed the giraffe's pellets for a few minutes. It was great feeding them but the overall experience and value for money was very poor and disappointing.

Thank Jessica N
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Well worth the visit and the Giraffe are cheeky. Some tourists tend to hog the animals instead of getting in, feed and take photo's and then get out.

Thank RicotheGreat
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Giraffe Centre is an experience....set on a wooden base it's high enough for the giraffes to be fed at their level,it's an experience seeing n feeding the giraffes so up close,the little shop is nice with lots of curios regarding the giraffe,a bit pricy but lots of choice.......there's a nature walk too which is interesting .....a must see if you go to nairobi .....

Thank Junglequeen22
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