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nairobi national park
Day Excussions Nairobi


nairobi national park

DAY TRIP EXCUSSIONS

Girrafe Centre African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Nairobi, Kenya

(Giraffe Centre also known as The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W. Kenya) is situated on both the edge of the Nairobi National Park and the edge of the residential area known as Karen. Langata Giraffe Centre is set in 6 ha of indigenous forest and is about 20 kilometers out of the city near the Hardy Estate Shopping Centre.) Giraffe Center Nairobi Day Tour (Tour Duration: 2 Hours) The Giraffe Centre is located at Langata, approximately 20 kilometers from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. The Giraffe Center is a wonderful and refreshing experience undertaken during African Spice Safaris excursion in Nairobi.

Nairobi Giraffe Centre tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them. The centre has rescued, hand-reared and released around 500 orphaned giraffes back into the wild since opening in 1979. Young giraffes born at the Centre were translocated to; Soy Sambu Ranch near Lake Elementaita, and Kigio Conservancy near Gilgil and Sergoit ranch in Eldoret while recently they translocated some to Mwea National Game Reserve . Today the Rothschild Giraffe population in Kenya is about 300.

summary Giraffe Center Day Tours depart daily from Nairobi Hotels

Giraffe Centre Nairobi Tour Price Includes:
Price per person
All Park Entry Fees, Service Charge and Taxes
Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel
Professional English speaking Driver Guide
Visit Giraffe Centre in Langata, Karen District Nairobi, Kenya
Giraffe Centre Nairobi Tour Price Excludes:
Travelers Insurance
Personal expenses such as drinks
Gratuity to your Safari Driver Guide
Optional activities the stipulated itinerary
Meals, sightseeing not included in the package
Communication charges, visas, international airfares and airport taxes
Transfers to/from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport) Giraffe Center Information
The Giraffe Centre, AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) is located in Langata, just outside Nairobi. The centre has been ostensibly set up as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but now operates conservation/education programs for Kenyan school children. There is good information on giraffes available here, and an elevated feeding platform where visitors meet the resident giraffes face to face. Hand feeding giraffes is an education in itself. You will see, close at hand, how they use their long, prehensile tongues to remove leaves from prickly acacia branches.
The AFEW centre is also home to Giraffe Manor, a beautifully maintained colonial home, now an exclusive guesthouse. The centre's giraffe population wanders freely through the lush garden
s, and pays an occasional visit to the house itself, often pushing their heads through the French Windows to inspect the breakfast table. The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W Kenya Ltd) also known as the Giraffe Centre is a non-profit making organization, which was founded by the late Betty and Jock Lesilie Melville in 1979. The late Betty, Jock's American born wife, had earlier discovered the sad plight of the Rothschild giraffe and there were only 120 left on an 18,000 acre ranch in Western Kenya that was scheduled for sub-division and settlement. The first effort to save this sub-species was to bring two young giraffes to their property in Langata and later Betty founded AFEW USA. Funds were raised to move five groups to different safe areas in Kenya namely; Lake Nakuru National Park, Mwea National Game Reserve, Ruma National Park and Nasalot Game Reserve. Funds raised via AFEW USA also built the Giraffe Centre and have bought 60 acres, and is in the process of buying 40 more acres for the Sanctuary. Giraffe Pedigrees
Giraffes are found in the semi-arid regions of Africa, where trees and bushes are plentiful. Today there are 8 distinct sub-species of Giraffes in Africa. In Kenya we have the Rothschild Giraffe which is the rarest, the Masai Giraffe of Southern Kenya which is the most commonly seen, and the Reticulated Giraffe of Northern Kenya.
They live to be twenty to thirty years old. Their main enemy is man. Killed for their meat and hide. Their main difference is their keen eyesight, running speed (up to 55km/per hour) and their powerful kicks.
More Attractions at the Giraffe Centre
Giraffe Centre Birds Sanctuary The indigenous forest is a remnant of the natural forest that once surrounded Nairobi. It comprises of over 100 acres of dry upland forest that is the larger ecosystem that originally comprised of the current Ngong forest and Ololua forest hence similar vegetation. In this sanctuary, we have preserved the original forest for our giraffe, and have also kept intact the habitat for many other animals that sometimes are encountered during a walk don the trail. The Nature Trail
The trail stretches about 1.5 kilometers meandering through thick bushes and forests. This leisurely stroll begins directly in front of the parking lot at the Giraffe Centre. This is a large tract of dry upland forest that existed in the area known today as Nairobi. There are variety of animals that make this forest their home including the giraffes, warthogs, hyenas and times we get leopard. In this sanctuary e have preserved the original forest for our giraffe, and have also kept intact the habitat for many other animals that are sometimes encountered as one takes a walk down the trail.
Get a copy of the Nature Trail Guide Book, which contains a map for easy movement as well as information on different species of flora and fauna that are easy to sight as one takes a walk. The guide book is available at the Giraffe Centre. Giraffe Centre Activities Bird walks Nature walks Nature interactive learning Tree identification walks (Botanical walks)

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