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Giraffe Centre, Nairobi

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Come face to face with some of the region's most endangered giraffes at Giraffe Centre. Established in 1983 as part of a long-serving conservation project to protect the East African Rothschild giraffe, this nonprofit organization provides educational programmes for the young people of Kenya. Entrance fees help support the cause, and you'll get to meet, feed, and even touch these towering creatures from a raised observation platform. A forest trail also provides a pleasant walk through the undergrowth (watch out for the warthogs). If you're feeling thirsty, head to the teahouse for some refreshment amid ambient scenery. Put Giraffe Centre into our Nairobi trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nairobi.
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  • This is an interesting pastime, but in my eyes rip-off. Admission currently costs 1500 KSH per person. You get a small bag of pellets which you can feed individually to the giraffes. The bag is empty quite quickly.
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  • Nice but busy resort near to Nairobi. Great experience to meet the giraffes up close. The only place to get a giraffe kiss!  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to visit. The giraffe are gentle and beautiful creatures. You are able to feed and pet them at leisure, as well as take pictures. A wonderful experience!
  • It's the giraffes, of course. Rothschild giraffes count is under 1000. This center is attempting to increase their numbers. Get close enough to feed threes beautiful animals groom your hand. small interactive museum. Interpretive nature trail across the road.
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