From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: GRACEPATT SAFARIS

From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

Activity provider: GRACEPATT SAFARIS

From US$ 90 per person

Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, stop at the Giraffe Center, see Rothschild giraffes, and visit the Kazuri Bead Factory. Enjoy all park fees already included in the price.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 4 - 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Nairobi
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Play with mischevious elephants
  • Get up close and personal with Rothschild's giraffes
  • Marvel at stunning bead jewellery handcrafted by African women
Full description
After getting picked up from your hotel in Nairobi, head to the Giraffe Center, where you can see giraffes living in a semi-wild state. Learn about their behaviors, traits and conservation efforts.  You will also get the opportunity to feed these gentle giants.  Next, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Take a walk through the center where baby elephants wait to be fed. Watch them play in the water and gargle their milk and discover each of the elephant's personal story. Once the youngest are fed, its time to feed the 2-3-year-olds, some of whom are old enough to feed themselves. Watch as they hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and make quick work of several gallons of milk.  Your final stop before heading back to Nairobi will be the Kazuri Beads Factory. Get the opportunity to admire the beautiful beads and pottery which have been handcrafted by African women.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All entrance fees
  • Small-group tour
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

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This was our most favourite day in Kenya! The Giraffe Centre was a beyond incredible experience! It was a little bit of a shame that we had a lot of waiting time between activities but we highly recommend this experience! Stephen was also fabulous and went above and beyond - he was so willing to provide information and take photos for us (we didn’t even have to ask). Thank you so much!

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June 20, 2022

Incredible and very interesting experience to live! Our guide was accommodating knowing there was a mix up on the pick up time and he dropped us off at a different location than the pick up at our request A fun time with the giraffes and the elephants And it was nice to discover the whole procedure for the creation of Kazuri beads

May 18, 2022

It was an amazing day, starting pretty early, the guide Stephen was already waiting for me on the hotel’s lobby. We started visiting the Giraffe Centre, having the chance to feed them and catch incredible pictures and videos. After that we were for a coffee break and then straight to the Elephant orphan. It was raining by that time but Stephen provide me with an umbrella so I didn’t got wet! The guide was all the time there for me for any queries. I definitely recommend this journey!

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December 2, 2019

Product ID: 265127