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Elephants Orphanage and Giraffe Center

10am - 2pm
Saloon Car, Minibus
Tour Type:
Wildlife, Elephants, Giraffe, Shopping
Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)



  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with children and adults
  • See native wildlife Elephant and Giraffes in their natural environment
  • All entrance fees included
  • Shopping at Utamanduni Craft Center afterwards
  • Group Discount of 4 and above


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Elephants Orphanage and Giraffe Center

You will be picked up from your hotel at 10:00 on weekdays and 10:15 on weekends and drive to the center which can take around 30 to 40 minutes. Once you arrive you will take a walk through the nursery and you will 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.

Thereafter, proceed to the ?Giraffe Centre, headquarters for the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. Established when a?giraffe calf was rescued from the western Kenya border, it features a small portion of a herd living in a semi-wild state at Giraffe Manor.?Engage with giraffes at close range at Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre. You may also walk along a nature path to the Gogo River to learn more about Kenya’s giraffes, and take a?guided tour during feeding time. (weather permitting) .

Thereafter, you have a chance of visiting the Utamanduni Craft center in same vicinity for shopping of African artifacts and Clothing – There is also a restaurant that serves food on a la carte basis.

Later, you will be transferred back to your hotel, residence or airport.

Time back to Hotel will depend on how long you will take in each place.

Please carry comfortable walking shoes, hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses

2 reviews for Elephants Orphanage and Giraffe Center

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Reviewed by: Lori A, September 2015

    I enjoyed seeing the elephants feed and play. I really enjoyed hearing the commentary on each elephant – their age, how old they were when they came to the orphanage, and the process for working with the elephants at different ages. Very informative and fun.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    Reviewed by: Barbara D, June 2017

    The tour provider was Cruzeiro Safaris and the driver guide was Timothy. We called and extended the booking to also include an afternoon game drive in Nairobi National Park. So, Cruzeiro Safaris was good when I called and extended the booking at the published rate, to also include the afternoon. Timothy was a good driver, but was not very knowledgeable about the Elephant Orphanage or Giraffe Center….the good news is that both of those facilities has a speaker that gives you the background. Where Timothy excelled was on the game drives. He had a good eye for spotting the animals, was on the phone and talking with the other drivers regarding where the animals were at, so we got to see lions, white rhinos, Masai giraffes, common zebras, cape buffalo, ostriches, impala, elan, and hartebeasts. The only downside to the day was the vehicle, while very much enjoyed the roof that opened up, so could stand and see animals, BUT the aircon did not work, so there was times in the morning when driving that had to have windows open to get air in the va

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