From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

4.8 / 5

76 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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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, gargle their milk, and discover each elephant's personal stories. 

Once the youngest is fed, it's 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

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Not allowed

  • Pets
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4.8 /5

based on 76 reviews

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Amazing experience! Our driver Titus made us arrive early to avoid the crowds for the giraffes and then stood at the front of the line and helped us get the best spot for the elephants! Bead factory helps the single mums and widows if you buy from them and they can even make a design for you on the spot which is nice (a little pricey) but the slow process of making each bead makes it worth it! Ideally for the giraffes and elephants you could uber to them and just pay the entrance fee (muuuuuuch cheaper) but you have to book in advance. There were no tickets left for the elephants for our dates that's why we booked with the tour as they had prebooked tickets. All and all a good day!

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March 24, 2023

Excellent day trip to the giraffe center and David Shelldrick elephant orphanage. Our driver Stephen mukuru was just brilliant-so helpful, looked after our every need and gave us some nice information about the country and the animals. Highly recommend this trip when visiting Kenya!

March 24, 2023

Tito our guide was incredible. Professional, got us the best spots on the tour, and it was a plethora of knowledge when it came to the different exhibits. He picked us up in a timely manner from our hotel, and even took us to the cultural center for an additional display of traditional Kenyan dancing

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 265127