Giraffe Center Day Tour Overview


The Giraffe Rothschild Centre day tour is a brief day excursion from Nairobi to Giraffe Centre & Giraffe Manor. The Centre in Nairobi is the sole attraction where you can make a day trip to the only sanctuary for endangered Rothschild giraffes, a fantastic wildlife experience worthy of checking off your To-Do-List Initially, the program was a rehabilitation project to rescue the Rothschild Giraffe, an endangered species threatened by poaching, disease, human-wildlife conflict, and habitat loss. Some of the features that distinguish the Rothschild’s giraffe from other giraffes are a pale coat with orange-brown patches that are less jagged than the Masai giraffe, lack of patterns on its lower legs, giving it the appearance of wearing white-grey stockings; the presence of five horns (called ossicones) on its head, instead of the usual two or four. One is in the center of its forehead, and two are behind each ear.

Lastly, the herbivorous species is unusually tall, measuring up to 5.88 meters (19.3 feet).

The Giraffe Centre is managed by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), a conservation education NGO that also supports the teaching of conservation education in schools through documentaries, organizing inter-school contests, and production of pamphlets, brochures, and posters on conservation education.

Only 120 Rothschild giraffes were left on a ranch in Western Kenya when the Giraffe Center was founded. The original house of the founders has been converted into an imposing boutique hotel called the Giraffe Manor. The center is roughly 12.5 miles (20km) from the center of Nairobi.

Handlers at The Giraffe Centre provide you with pellets to feed the giraffes by hand, and boy, the gentle giants yearn for affection and attention! You can even take photos while feeding the animals by your mouth, and it seems like you are kissing the giraffe, providing the perfect photo-op.

About The Tour

Inclusions Exclusions
Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary to all our clients. Visas and related costs.
Transportation as per itinerary. Personal Taxes.
Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients. Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
Meals as per itinerary B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner. International flights.
Services literate English driver/guide. Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safari, Masai Village.
National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request
Recommended Mineral Water while on safari.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • 8:00 am

    The Giraffe Centre & Manor Day tour starts just after breakfast. A guide from Blends of Africa will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Karen suburbs, where the sanctuary is located.

    Arrive and start feeding the playful giraffes as you hug them and take pictures up close with these humble giants. In between, the educators will give conservation lectures that will spark your wildlife conservation awareness. You’ll be amazed to learn that each rescued giraffes here has unique names, like Daisy, reflecting their distinct personality traits.