Nairobi Giraffe Center offers tourists a great opportunity to feed the giraffes which are separated from people with an elevated observation deck over the giraffes’ enclosure. From this elevated platform you can get up close with these gentle giants as you feed them pellets handed to you at the entrance.

Nairobi Giraffe Center was founded and is run by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW). At the outset it was set up as a breeding program for the Rothschild’s giraffe, an endangered giraffe subspecies easily distinguished from other subspecies with its varied spots constituting two tones.

This Center is overall the best place to view this giraffe species. Other areas where your can spot them on a luxury safari holiday are Kenya’s Lake Nakuru National Park and Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda. On-site there is an auditorium where giraffe conservation talks are occasionally held, tourists can sit in to listen on the valuable information relayed by the center’s experts. Also making its way through an adjacent wildlife sanctuary is a nature trail stretching about 1.5 kilometers. Along the trail some animals like antelope, monkeys, warthogs and a variety of indigenous birdlife are visible.

The Giraffe Center is open everyday including public holidays and weekends from 9 am to 5 pm. Visit this place to appreciate the conservation works done by Betty Leslie-Melville and her husband, Jock.