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David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre are some of the most popular places visited by tourists in Nairobi. These facilities have been key in the conservation efforts of wildlife in Kenya. The Elephant Orphanage takes care of orphaned and injured elephants while the Giraffe Centre focuses on the conservation of the giraffes.
Pick up point: Your hotel or agreed pick up point
Pick-up from the hotel at around 10:00 am and drive to the Giraffe Center, which can take around 30 to 40 minutes. Once you arrive, you will take a walk through the nursery and explore the paths and trails the infants take. See a mud bath in action and walk around the stables that the orphaned elephants sleep in at night for warmth and protection, accompanied by their elephant keepers. The feeding time is from 11:00 to 12:00.
From the orphanage, proceed to the Giraffe Centre, which is a conservation initiative run by the Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) Kenya. As the name suggests, it is greatly involved in the conservation of the Rothschild giraffe, which is an endangered sub-species. You will get a chance to learn about the different conservation efforts as well as learn the history of the center. The highlight of the visit if feeding the giraffes directly from your hand. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the hotel.
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