Register Now Cost: USD 60.00 Duration: 5 hours Starting Time: 8:00am Meeting
Cost: USD 60.00
Duration: 5 hours
Starting Time: 8:00am
Meeting Point: Kenya Comfort Hotel Suites, Milimani Nairobi, Kenya
Ending Point: Kenya Comfort Hotel Suites, Milimani Nairobi, Kenya
Inclusions: Local language speaking guide
Exclusions: Food and drinks
Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
Tips for your local guide
Dress standard: Modest clothing
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a “join-in” basis. Maximum group size is 12
Confirmation of Booking: If you have a voucher, your booking is confirmed!
- After the meeting, we head towards the leafy suburbs of Karen. Through the drive, the driver and the guide will tell you about Nairobi’s history and modern life as you travel.
- First stop will be the Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s famous Giraffe Centre. You’ll learn more about the animals and the breeding project as you get up-close and personal with the giraffes from the center’s raised walkway.
- Afterward, we’ll head the short distance to David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, located on the edge of Nairobi National Park.
- We’ll then head back to central Nairobi, where our tour will end around lunchtime, leaving you free for the rest of the afternoon.
The Giraffe Centre
Head out of town to Nairobi’s leafy Karen suburb. Get up close to the endangered Rothschild giraffe at the Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s Giraffe Centre. The Rothschild’s giraffe otherwise occasionally known as the Baringo giraffe or Ugandan giraffe was named so by a Lord Walter Rothschild, a passionate zoologist and member of the Rothschild family following his expedition to East Africa in the 1900s. The Rothschild’s African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) runs the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Head to David Sheldrick’s famous Elephant Orphanage for an unforgettable visit. The Giraffe Centre has a breeding center for the endangered Rothschild giraffe and also serves to coordinate conservation efforts through education programs in Kenyan schools. At the Giraffe Centre visitors get a chance to meet get close with resident giraffes and occasionally a visitor can be allowed to touch or feed them by hand. The Giraffe Centre also has a Giraffe Manor. This is a typical 19th century colonial home, beautifully maintained and used as a guesthouse. At this center, giraffes roam free in the vastly protected habitat.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust focuses on saving orphaned elephant calves in many instances hand rearing them in the Nairobi Nursery then releasing them to their natural habitat in the Tsavo East National Park. David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust generates funds from donations by visitors at Nairobi Nursery, to feed the the elephants elephant calves with milk, provide a mud bath, and general care.
The DSWT has remained steadfast to Embracing all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife which include anti-poaching, safeguarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, and providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand-rearing elephant and rhino orphans along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms. The DSWT works diligently with the Kenya Forest Service, the Kenya Wildlife Service, and local communities to ensure safety for wildlife, and protection of key ecosystems in the wilderness areas in Kenya.
February 2 (Saturday) 8:00 am - March 2 (Saturday) 1:00 pm
Kenya Comfort Hotel Suites, Milimani Nairobi, Kenya
The Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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