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Half Day Giraffe Centre + Daphne Shedrick + Lunch in a Garden Setting

  • Giraffes at the Giraffe Centre

    Giraffes at the Giraffe Centre

  • Elephant with keeper

    Elephant with keeper


Giraffe Centre - visit the Giraffe Centre located in Langata, where the endangered Rothschild giraffe are being raised. You will have the opportunity to hand feed these gentle creatures, as well as get fantastic close up shots. Feeding the giraffes is facilitated by a well built, raised platform from where visitors can feed these tall animals with ease.

Daphne Sheldrick's Elephant Sanctuary - The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a small, flexible charity established in the name of the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park, pioneered the hand-rearing and complicated strategy of successful rehabilitation of black rhino calves, into established wild rhino communities. They have been responsible for saving many orphaned rhino calves, and their hands on practical experience and inside knowledge of the species is unmatched. His wife, Daphne Sheldrick, was the first person in the entire world, to successfully hand rear fully milk dependant African Elephant orphans. By 2008, the Trust had successfully raised over 82 infant African Elephant calves. Others are still in the gradual process of reintegration, and others yet are in early infancy at the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Nursery. The Sanctuary has a team of competent Elephant Keepers who take the place of the orphan's lost elephsant family, until such time as their transition to the wild herds has been accomplished - this can take upto 10 years, since elephants develop through age progression. In addition to the rearing of orphaned elephants & rhinos, the Trust also contributes to part of the electrical fencing of the northern boundary of the Tsavo National Park, continues to pressure CITES to uphold the ivory banthrough aggresive public campaigns, works to repatriate other animal species, runs desnaring operations and a Mobile Veterinary project, as well as establishing many boreholes & windmills and general conservation issues in Tsavo National Park.

Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant is located in the leafy suburb of Karen, on the site of the original farmhouse of Karen Blixen. Diners have a choilce of dining in the cosy indoor restaurant with an adjacent outdoor terrace and garden, or in a variety of function areas such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, all located in the middle of a large, formal garden with jacaranda trees, candelabra cactus & bottle brush among 200 species of flowers - a great place to enjoy the peace and tranquility of rural Nairobi. On weekends and holidays, music groups perform (jazz, modern music), while guests relax in suede chairs in the long open verandah.

half day excursion


Per Adult: USD($)190
Per Child(2 - 12 years): USD($)95
Maximum number of travellers 7
Excursion time 09:30
Departure point Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Drop off point Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
  • Ground transportation by minivan with an English speaking driver
  • Entrance fees at the Giraffe Centre and Daphne Sheldrick Animal Sanctuary
  • 3 course lunch (set menu) at the Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens (drinks and tips payable direct) download menu 
  • The services of a guide
  • One 330 ml bottle of still water


Duration of tour Approximately 5 hours
Recommended to carry
  • Camera
  • hat
  • sun block
  • comfortable walking shoes for Daphne Sheldrick
  • money for drinks & tips
Perfect for
  • Animal lovers
  • Foodie


Insider Tip*
  • This is where you can foster an orphaned elephant for a minimum of US$ 50 per year.

  • If you want to spend more time with the little elephants, make sure to stand closer to the milk bottles

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