Nairobi National Park, Elephant Sanctuary and Giraffe Center
- Pickup available
- Duration: 6 hours
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Driver Alex was great, contacted us by phone to be ready (at 5:45 am, we suspected he might be early) and whisked us to arrive at the park at 6:30 am after loading guests at hotels. He drove all over the park until nearly 11 am, finding large numbers of lions, rhinos white and black, giraffes, ostriches, etc. He has good communication with the other drivers and they help each other locate animals. (NB be careful not to drink too much coffee before you start, as we did not notice a toilet there) After the park he got us to the David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary in time for the excellent show there, which shares the individuality, playfulness, curiosity and lives of each small orphan elephant, despite their sad experiences. Lunch was a bit expensive and not so tasty, they could choose another venue. The Giraffe Centre was great, both getting up close and personal with very tame giraffes and great staff showing us the museum of conservation. A great day out and much recommended.
I was paired with Julius for a relaxed afternoon tour, who was very knowledgeable about the sights and history of Nairobi. The giraffe centre is smaller than I expected, although is well worth visiting if you wish to contribute positively toward the conservation of these endangered rothschild giraffes, as well as community education! I loved the Karen B museum and history of her adventures in Kenya. What a wonderful way to end an amazing stay in beautiful Kenya. Thanks Julius!
I really enjoyed the trip. Alex is a very experienced driver and guide and managed to get us through Nairobi National Park without getting stuck unlike many other vehicles. We were also very lucky to have some amazing sightings. Unfortunately we arrived a little late at the Elephants but it was still a great experience non the less. I was a little disappointed by the Giraffe Sanctuary as I expected it to be a bit more organized and guided. It was a little overcrowded.
All ran according to plan. Collected from hotel, went directly to giraffe centre, then onto the elephant sanctuary and home.
Great opportunity to see many animals not too far from Nairobi. Great tour and I loved the baby elephants!