Trip Planner:   Africa  /  Kenya  /  Nairobi  /  Giraffe Centre

Giraffe Centre, Nairobi

4.3
#2 of 134 in Parks in Kenya
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.
Create an itinerary including Giraffe Centre
map
Giraffe Centre Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
3,028 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • I loved the giraffe centre. It's a nice change from just watching the animals from far. Here you can actually feed the giraffe. Take a selfie with them. And if you are little game you can also get kis...  more »
  • Great place to start your safari experience. You get to learn about the different types of giraffes which you can later aim to look for on your safaris. This place was quiet and pleasant when we arriv...  more »
  • Kiss and tell. Most precisely, a giraffe:) you’ll never forget it, I promise. It’s a really fun visit for all ages and the staff is wonderful. There’s also a gallery inside where you can weigh with yo...  more »
Google
  • This is a must visit if you're within Nairobi. The giraffes are super friendly and if you're daring you may actually get a 'kiss' from one of them. This is where you attempt to feed the giraffe from your mouth and it licks the food off you. The giraffes are quite a marvelous site as it doesn't dawn on you how tall they are until they are really close to you. The entry charges are not very expensive both for locals and non residents. I'd highly recommend
  • Absolutely brilliant! You can interact with giraffes up close, they are magnificent. The information presentation is very interesting and informative. This is a great place to take kids. There is a nice gift-shop with clever souvenirs.
  • The staff is super cool and friendly. As are the giraffes. They really like eating pellets. I think they're just meh but the giraffes love them! Anyways if you put a pellet in your mouth and lean toward a giraffe they will eat it from you. Then your friends can take a picture of you "kissing" a giraffe. Neat!
  • Giraffe center is a wonderful place. Your kids can feed and pet the Giraffes, and you can get some pretty awesome pictures. For those of you that love birds or nature walks: Right across from Giraffe Centre is a nature walk that includes nice places to watch and picture birds, take a view on the mountain ranges, and just hike around.
  • When my age was one digit. The place was so huge! Now that I'm double digits not so much. Anyways, I liked the giraffes and warthogs, the drawings/art made by children and gift shop. You can see the giraffe manor in the distance.

Plan your trip to Nairobi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Nairobi

You'll have plenty of lodgings to choose from for your stay in Nairobi, as the city boasts various accommodation options, largely concentrated in the center, near the main railway station. Budget-constrained visitors can opt for camping or a dormitory-style establishment, while those wanting luxury can look farther away from downtown and choose a hotel or apartment in a tranquil, verdant setting. Nairobi offers tourists a variety of mid-market accommodations, including chains, business hotels, and peaceful suburban resorts.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Nairobi by other users

8 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Nairobi BY A USER FROM UGANDA April, culture, relaxing, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nairobi BY A USER FROM KENYA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nairobi BY A USER FROM INDIA February, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in Africa BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Kenya & London BY A USER FROM AFGHANISTAN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans