Nairobi is home to many wildlife we're used to watching in Disney movies, it is also one of the best places in Africa where you can appreciate them in their natural habitat or in orphanages and scientific centers that helps these animals to reproduce and live longer. On this half day tour, you'll be in touch with these beautiful animals in a very Africa immersive experience.
You will be picked up in the morning and driven to the animal orphanage, situated in a secluded area of the Nairobi National Park, where orphaned baby elephants and other animals are taken care of by a dedicated group of conservationists. The way takes approximately 45-minutes and the orphanage is open to the public for one hour a day. It is run by Daphne Sheldrick, the wife of the late famous Naturalist, David William Sheldrick, the founder of the Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya.
The baby animals are brought from the national park at 11:00 am, for a mud-bath at the orphanage, when you can see them within a good distance. You may not feed the animals but will have a chance to view the handlers feeding them. The private session is strictly between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm each day and allows you to see the animals in private. This requires advanced booking.
In addition to viewing the animals, you will hear a keeper give a talk about the elephants, where they came from, how they are getting on, and how some of the previous orphans are progressing. The orphanage also takes in rhinos, so if you are lucky you will get the chance to see a baby rhino.
The giraffe center is a wonderful and refreshing experience to enjoy while in Nairobi.
The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W.) also known as the Giraffe Center is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979. This was in an attempt to save the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, which had lost its natural habitat in Western Kenya to agriculture when there were only 130 left in the wild. Funds were raised and four herds were moved to four Parks namely Lake Nakuru National Park, Mwea Game Reserve, Ruma National Park and Nasalot Game Reserve.
Today the Rothschild Giraffe population in Kenya has increased to about 500. The center today also acts as a place for free environmental education to the Kenyan youth, Conservation of endangered species and Support of other conservation projects all over Kenya.
At the end of this tour, you will be transferred back to your accommodations in Nairobi.
Pickups from Nairobi hotels.
Starting Time : 7:00 AM
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