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Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum Tour from Nairobi

Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum Tour from Nairobi

Begin your 4-hour trip with a visit to the Giraffe Center, made famous by Daisy Rothschild, a giraffe calf rescued from the Western Kenya border. Daisy and her family form a small part of the herd, living in a semi-wild state at Giraffe Manor. Take the nature trail to the Gogo River and search for giraffes in the wild. You will have a chance to feed the giraffes by hand. Continue with a drive to Karen Blixen's home, made famous by the film, Out of Africa. Karen Blixen lived in the house from 1917 to 1931, when the farm was sold and she left Kenya. From the garden, enjoy magnificent views of the Ngong Hills. Visit nearby Kazuri Ltd. where African women offer paintings and necklaces for sale.

Nairobi: Giraffes Centre,Karen Blixen Museum Tour.

Nairobi: Giraffes Centre,Karen Blixen Museum Tour.

Begin your 4-hour trip with a visit to the Giraffe Center, made famous by Daisy Rothschild, a giraffe calf rescued from the Western Kenya border. Daisy and her family form a small part of the herd, living in a semi-wild state at Giraffe Manor. Take the nature trail to the Gogo River and search for giraffes in the wild. Continue with a drive to Karen Blixen's home, made famous by the film, Out of Africa. Karen Blixen lived in the house from 1917 to 1931, when the farm was sold and she left Kenya. From the garden, enjoy magnificent views of the Ngong Hills. Visit nearby Kazuri Ltd. where African women offer paintings and necklaces for sale.

Nairobi = David sheldrick, Giraffe Center & Kobe Beads Tour

Nairobi = David sheldrick, Giraffe Center & Kobe Beads Tour

Visit the most attractions in a very short period, after pick up first we will visit the giraffe center to avoid the crowd , Second, you will visit the famous david sheldrick wildlife trust. The non-profit Giraffe Centre provides a platform for the linkage between the conservation of the Rothschild’s giraffe and tourism. The Centre creates awareness amongst tourists on the fragility and inter-dependence of ecosystems and wildlife habitats by providing a safe environment to interact with and feed giraffes. Elephants are endangered and face an existential threat from habitat loss and poaching. Only 450,000 animals remain across Africa and these animals are under pressure from agricultural development, roads and railways. The result? Elephants are under threat like never before. We have worked in the field in Kenya for over 40 years to save iconic species like elephants and rhinos. Today we fund veterinary treatments to save injured elephants, protect critical habitats and patrol to stop poachers. We also educate communities about the importance of wildlife and we rescue orphaned calves that would not survive without their mothers or herds. By adopting an orphan elephant, you’ll help us save endangered elephants and secure their habitats for the future. Then later will visit kombe beads factory where you will see women and men making them from start to end as they sing local music for you. then we have time for lunch at a local restaurant before dropping off.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust&Giraffe Center GuidedTour with FEES

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust&Giraffe Center GuidedTour with FEES

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant and rhino orphanage inside the western end of Nairobi National Park, offers a wonderful opportunity to see the baby elephants being fed with milk from bottles and when they play with each other. The keepers will give you a lecture of each of them explaining their names and their life histories on how they were orphaned. It’s a great place to go and adopt a baby elephant. The trust was run for many years by Dame Daphne Sheldrick in memory of her husband David Sheldrick, the founding warden of Tsavo National Park. Dame Daphne died in 2018, but the hand-rearing methods and substitute elephant milk formula that she developed over many years of trial and error will outlive her and are now being replicated across Africa. Start of the Public viewing of the baby elephants at the Nairobi Elephant orphanage. After some ad hoc football games and mud baths, the elephants and their keepers come up to an informal rope barrier stretched along one side of the ‘playground’ from where you can easily take photos. Each keeper gives a short presentation to the visitors nearest to him, explaining how orphaned elephants need to be cared for. The youngest infants are assigned keepers for individual 24-hour guardianship, a responsibility that includes sleeping in their stables. Without the love of a surrogate family and plenty of stimulation, orphaned baby elephants fail to thrive: they can succumb to fatal infections when teething, and, even if they survive, can grow up disturbed and unhappy and badly prepared for reintroduction to the wild. Giraffe Cente Giraffe Rothschild centre day tour is a brief day excursion from Nairobi to giraffe centre & giraffe manor Nairobi day trips-the only sanctuary for endangered Rothschild giraffes. 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 was founded. The actual non-profit organization is called the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya The original house of the founders has been converted into a very impressive boutique hotel called the Giraffe Manor. The center is located roughly 12.5 miles (20km) away from the center of Nairobi. The giraffe centre is managed by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlifewhich is a conservation education Ngo which supports teaching of conservation education in schools through documentaries, organizing inter-schools contests and production of education pamphlets, brochures and posters. The giraffe centre provides you with pellets that you can feed the giraffes by hand with. You can even give take photos while feeding the animals by your mouth and it seems like you are kissing the giraffe. That is a priceless photo opportunity to miss.

Nairobi Layover to Giraffe Center and Elephant Orphanage

Nairobi Layover to Giraffe Center and Elephant Orphanage

Giraffe Center The tour start by picking you from Nairobi Airport or your Nairobi Hotel. Proceed to the Giraffe Center, the headquarter for the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife made famous by "Daisy Rothschild", a giraffe calf rescued from Soi, on the Western Kenya border. Daisy and her family form only a small part of a herd of these gentle giants, living in a semi wild state at Giraffe Manor. You will also learn their behaviors, traits and more conservation education. These animals will come to a protecting wall to be fed. Elephant Orphanage The next step is David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage - Tour Elephant Orphanage a walk through the little center from 11am - 12pm in an open space, with a rope fence around it. The youngest elephants come trotting out of the bush to greet their keepers who stand at the ready with giant bottles of milk. For the next 10-15 minutes you can watch each little one slurp and gargle their milk. When they're done, there's water to play with and keepers to nudge and get hugs from. The most common reasons for getting orphaned being: mother's poached, falling into wells, and human/wildlife conflict. Once the youngest are all fed, they are led back into the bush, and it's the turn of the 2-3 year olds. Some of them can feed themselves, and some are still fed by their keepers. It's very cute to watch them hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and close their eyes with joy as they make quick work of several gallons of milk then be dropped back to the Airport .

Nairobi National Park Tour, Giraffe, Carnivore Karen Blixen

Nairobi National Park Tour, Giraffe, Carnivore Karen Blixen

After being picked up at your hotel early in the morning at 6:00am, you will head towards Nairobi National Park, arriving at around 6:30am. From there, take an exciting 4-hour game drive through the park. Stay on the lookout for many species of game animals, including black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest, as well as countless species of wild birds. The park’s open border on its southeast perimeter allows a corridor for the natural migration of game animals during the seasonal rains. Other attractions include the ivory burning site monument, and walking trails at hippo pools.   Please note you will exit the Nairobi National Park at 11am and then proceed to the Giraffe Center. (optional visit to the Elephant orphanage if we get a slot on time - special condition please book at least 2 months in advance) Proceed to the Giraffe Center, the headquarter for the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife made famous by "Daisy Rothschild", a giraffe calf rescued from Soi, on the Western Kenya border. Daisy and her family form only a small part of a herd of these gentle giants, living in a semi wild state at Giraffe Manor. These animals will come to a protecting wall to be fed. Make the most of your visit when you go to the Giraffe Center nature trail up until the Gogo River. This is what most people don't get to see and it's a fascinating place to walk in the nature, with bushes on either side and birds giving the most wondrous songs. The trail will take about 1-hour going up and down in a relaxing pace. Entry fees to the giraffe center are included . After the tour you will proceed to the famous top 100 restaurants of the world Carnivore restaurant. After lunch depart to the Karen Blixen Musuem of History. Later be dropped back to your hotel or Airport

Giraffe Center City Day Tour

Giraffe Center City Day Tour

The tour start by picking you from your Nairobi Hotel. Proceed to the Giraffe Center, the headquarter for the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife made famous by "Daisy Rothschild", a giraffe calf rescued from Soi, on the Western Kenya border. Daisy and her family form only a small part of a herd of these gentle giants, living in a semi wild state at Giraffe Manor. You will also learn their behaviours, traits and more conservation education. These animals will come to a protecting wall to be fed. Make the most of your visit when you go to the Giraffe Center nature trail up until the Gogo River. This is what most people don't get to see and it's a fascinating place to walk in the nature, with bushes on either side and birds giving the most wondrous songs. The trail will take about 1-hour going up and down in a relaxing pace. Entry fees to the giraffe center are included . After the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel. morning option 8:00AM: Pick up from location/locations to be advised. 9:00AM: Arrive at Giraffe Center. 9:00AM - 11:00AM spend good time at Center 12:00PM: drop you off at a location of your choice within the city afternoon option 2:00PM: Pick up from location/locations to be advised. 2:45PM: Arrive at Giraffe Center. 2:45PM - 5:00PM: spend good time at Center . 6:00PM: drop you off at a location of your choice within the city

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4.3
(25 reviews)

After a late start due to mixed signals, our first day in Nairobi was memorable if not spectacular. The Giraffe Center was just as I had hoped — feeding the giraffes and learning about the Rothschild’s giraffes in this center. And seeing the elephants at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was both entertaining and informative. One thing worth mentioning however, is the month-old government regulation that all individuals must pay a $45/pp fee to enter Nairobi National Park, since the elephant center is within the park. This caused a huge lineup of cars as they processed peoples’ credit cards and other information. The good news is this pass covers your entrance to the test of the park on another day. But it didn’t help us because we’re only in Nairobi for three days and isn’t on our must-see list. Apparently it is a very unpopular new law which will require much fine tuning to make it streamlined. We also visited the Kobe Tough bead works which was wonderful. Our driver Eric was great too

Edwin was an excellent guide to talk me through the education portion of the giraffe center! There are plenty of interns around to answer questions, help you feed the giraffes, take your pictures if desired. The Karen house was an unexpected treat! So much history and influence to go over in about an hour-long tour. They have artists set up as well with some beautiful local art pieces for you to peruse and purchase if you want. Overall, highly recommend this for a quick ~3 hour activity if you’re in the area!

Excelled in every way. Driver punctual and safe driver. Was on time dropping me off. Viraffe Centre is every bit worth a visit as well as Karen Blixen house.

Experience was ahmazing…my guide Edwin is the best guide ever. I recommend this tour to everyone who visits Kenya

Such a wonderful afternoon Edwin was a phenomenal guide! absolutely recommend booking this tour!