Kenya Giraffe Center
The Giraffe Center: Nairobi, Kenya Giraffe Safari
The Giraffe Centre in Nairobi is an amazing place to visit.
It started as a rehabilitation project to rescue the Rothschild Giraffe. There
were only 120 giraffes left in a ranch in Western Kenya when the Giraffe Center
The actual non-profit organization is called the African
Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (AFEW). The original house of the founders
has been converted into a very impressive boutique hotel called the Giraffe
The AFEW (African
Fund for Endangered Wildlife) Giraffe Center is located in Langata, just
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The center has been ostensibly set up as a breeding center for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but now operates conservation/education
programs for Kenyan school children.
There is good information on giraffes available here, and an
elevated feeding platform where visitors meet the resident giraffes face to
Hand feeding giraffes is an education in itself. You will
see, close at hand, how they use their long, prehensile tongues to remove leaves
from prickly acacia branches.
The AFEW center is also home to Giraffe Manor, a beautifully
maintained colonial home, now an exclusive guesthouse.
The center's giraffe population wander freely through the
lush gardens, and pay an occasional visit to the house itself, often pushing
their heads through the French Windows to inspect the breakfast table
The Giraffe Center Tour
Price Per Persons 50