Nairobi: Half-Day Baby Elephant and Giraffe Experience

4.2 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Kenya Tours & Safaris

Nairobi: Half-Day Baby Elephant and Giraffe Experience

Activity provider: Kenya Tours & Safaris

From US$ 50 per person

Get close to baby elephants and giraffes on a 6-hour tour from Nairobi. Visit the Giraffe Centre in the Lang'ata suburb and hand feed the giraffes from a raised platform. Meet the orphaned elephants of Nairobi National Park and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up from your hotel. Pickup can also be from airport/air BnB/private residences. Please be ready 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Encounter baby elephants up close
  • Hand feed a giraffe
  • Learn more about the animal conservation programs of Nairobi
Full description
Following early morning pick-up from your hotel in Nairobi, journey for approximately 45 minutes to an animal orphanage in a secluded area of Nairobi National Park. Upon arrival, meet the orphaned baby elephants and other animals that are taken care of by a dedicated team of conservationists. At 11:00, the baby animals are brought from the national park for a mud bath at the orphanage. Get up close to them and benefit from the chance to touch them. You can even watch the handlers feed them during a 1-hour session (advance booking required). Then, listen to a talk about the elephants from the handlers. Go to the Giraffe Centre in the Lang'ata suburb of Nairobi, and get up close to the animals. Learn about the work of the sanctuary, and hand feed the giraffes from a raised observation platform before the return journey to Nairobi where you will get dropped off at your hotel at around 15:00.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (optional airport pick-up and drop off available on request)
  • Driver/guide
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees (Elephant orphanage $5, Giraffe center $15)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Entrance fees are payable on the day of the tour (Elephant orphanage $5, Giraffe center $15)
  • Please bring cash if you wish to buy food or alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenir photos are available for purchase
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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The tour was good, however, before entering the elephant sanctuary, I was told we had to stop for an hour, since the elephant center opened at 11 (which was true). However, the giraffe center was open, so we could have just done that one first. Instead, the driver took me to the Masai market (it all looked super staged for tourists), where I was the only customer walking around and being followed at all times by someone trying to convince me to buy things. So I got a couple of extremely overpriced bracelets, since I really felt pushed. Since this is a paid activity, I wouldn’t expect those "on commission" things. I know that people are trying to make a living, but the approach made me feel uncomfortable. When it comes to the driver, he was friendly and everything went well.

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February 15, 2022

It was a good experience. Thank you.

March 6, 2022

Super good and exciting trip. Only "complaint" is that the driver was an hour late, but what, it's Kenya, so that's probably how it is

February 22, 2022

Product ID: 73112