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Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

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By including all transportation and entrance fees, this guided tour of Nairobi wildlife makes it as easy as possible to see Kenya’s famous animals—without leaving the city. A guide takes you directly to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre to learn about elephants and giraffes from trained staff working to conserve and protect these animals in the wild.
  • Nairobi wildlife tour: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre
  • Learn about conservation efforts being made in Nairobi 
  • See elephants and giraffes in real life
  • All entrance fees included so you can walk right in
  • All transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off included
What to Expect
Begin your tour of Nairobi wildlife with pickup from your hotel. Go directly to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn about how the center rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants. Your guide helps you find the best viewpoint to see them play. Then, continue to the Giraffe Centre, a nonprofit organization that helps educate people about endangered animals and environmental protection. Learn about giraffes from guides and optionally feed them by hand under the supervision of trained staff. Tour concludes with drop-off at your Nairobi hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up available from Airbnb and private Apartments


  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Elephant Orphanage Entrance fee
  • Giraffe Center Entrance fee
  • Transport in a private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Entry/Admission - Giraffe Centre
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
A superb opportunity to see the work of this charity, saving orphan elephants and eventually returning them to the wild. It was so lovely to see these baby elephants rescued by loving people and cared for so well. A must do.
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Response from Patrick K, Owner at Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
Responded 3 days ago
Sure Tony B its quit a great opportunity to do charity work especially when it touches the Baby Elephants, you realize how fulfilling it is. You are welcome back to our beautiful country Kenya. We are grateful to see your review, thank you.Looking forward to serving you again.
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Only went to elephant orphanage and certainly wasn’t disappointed. This is a fantastic experience and well worth the trip. The orphanage are doing an amazing job and should be very proud of their work. They recuse mostly due to humans, the rehabilitate the orphanage and
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Response from Patrick K, Owner at Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
Responded 3 days ago
Beautiful experience kpnuts 12 at the elephant orphanage and sure it is worth taking. When you hear them talk about each Baby elephant,then you can easily tell the love and care which the care takers have towards the orphans. Its good to let you know that the same work is being done at the Giraffe center,the only difference is that the giraffe which are born at the center are the one that are taken to the National Parks after attaining a mature age in fact they even have a program that takes care of schools who cannot afford to travel around and visit these two places by providing transport . The children learn about wild animals. They believe that if you teach children how important wildlife animals are, they will be able to coexist with them. I would therefore encourage you to also visit Giraffe center next time. Thank you very much for such a good review.
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Booking this tour was very smooth, we received prompt replies to our inquiries and made the booking with ease. Stephen our driver and guide arrived promptly at our hotel for pick up. He was professional, knowledgeable and very personable. We went to Giraffe Manor first, Stephen
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Response from Patrick K, Owner at Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you Trvlrgrlr for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. Its our joy when our visitors like you are happy with our services. We look forward to serving you any other time you visit our country. Karibu tena(welcome again).
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Arrived wiht great anticpation, as I ahve follow this great organisation online. A big crowd arrived, and then the wonderful baby elephants arrived! A wonderful moment for us all. There was a young school there and it was great that they were learning about the importance of
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Response from GraceChege, General Manager at Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
Responded 08 Sep 2019
Thanks a lot Helena for choosing Gracepatt among many and taking your time leaving an excellent review. We are thankful you had wonderful day out with our Team. We look forward to offering you more tours in the future.
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I had the chance to have Patrick as my guide and driver. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and got me in first at both the Girafe Centre and the Elephant Orphanage. He showed me where to go for the best views and experience. He also showed me how to get a kiss from Edd and
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Response from GraceChege, General Manager at Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
Responded 31 Jul 2019
Thank you so much AnnL1024 for giving us an opportunity to serve you and going ahead writing awesome review. We are indeed grateful you had an amazing experience with our driver guide Patrick. We look forward to meeting and serving you again in the near future.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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