The Giraffe Centre is a sanctuary for Rothschild giraffes. It is one of the wildlife educational centres in Nairobi.
The Giraffe Centre is located in Karen, about an hour's drive from Nairobi's city centre. It is home to Rothschild giraffes, and it also serves as a breeding sanctuary for these giraffes and an educational centre.
Feed giraffes from a podium as you learn more about these animals and the conservation efforts in the country.
AFEW Giraffe Centre (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya)was founded by Jock Leslie Melville in 1979. It is located about 20km away from Nairobi's centre. It was created as a non-profit organisation, to educate the public on the importance of conservation. The Centre runs a breeding program for the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
The Giraffe Centre is a fun place to visit for animal lovers. It is also a place where people learn about the environment and biodiversity. Visitors feed giraffes in the centre from an observation platform. The Giraffe Centre has about 500 Rothschild giraffes, and it is one of the main attractions in Nairobi.
Visitors also enjoy nature walks through the sanctuary to see the flora and fauna of this forest. There are numerous bird species living in the centre.
The giraffe themed Teahouse is a place to stop and enjoy a cup of coffee and snacks as you appreciate nature. The Giraffe Centre also has a gift shop too.
You could combine a visit to this attraction with a tour of the Karen Blixen Museum, for a day's adventure safari in Nairobi.
The Giraffe Centre is open daily from 9.00 am to 5 pm, seven days a week. Feeding and tours operate throughout this time.
Proceeds from entry fees go towards our conservation education work with students and teachers across Kenya.