Wildlife Conservancy

Giraffe Centre

Conservation centre for the endangered Rothschild's giraffes.

Kenya
Location
Year-round
Best Time to Visit

About Giraffe Centre

The Giraffe Centre, located in Nairobi, Kenya, is a conservation and education centre dedicated to the endangered Rothschild's giraffe. Established by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, the centre provides visitors with the unique opportunity to come face-to-face with these majestic animals, learn about conservation efforts, and even feed th...

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January - December
Best time to go
The experience doesn't significantly change with seasons due to the controlled environment of the centre.

What to do

Wildlife

The Giraffe Centre primarily focuses on the Rothschild's giraffe, offering intimate encounters such as feeding and educational insights into their conservation.

Giraffe

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The Giraffe Centre is a safe destination within Nairobi, with controlled access and well-maintained facilities. Standard vaccinations for travel to Kenya, such as yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid, are recommended. Malaria prophylaxis may be advised based on your overall travel plans in Kenya.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
The Giraffe Centre is located in the Lang'ata suburb of Nairobi, easily accessible by taxi or private vehicle from the city centre. It's approximately a 20-minute drive from Nairobi's CBD, depending on traffic.
Getting Around
The centre is pedestrian-friendly, with walkways leading to the giraffe feeding platform, nature trail, and educational centre. It's compact and easily navigable on foot.
Visas
Since 1 January 2024, Kenya requires visitors to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) prior to travel, with exemptions for citizens of certain countries. The eTA process is straightforward, with applications to be submitted online at least 3 days in advance of travel. The fee is 34.09 USD, and proof of accommodation or an invitation lett...
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