Meet And Feed The Rothschild
Giraffe At The Giraffe Centre Nairobi

The Giraffe Centre Nairobi is exciting to both tourists and residents alike. It’s thrilling when you stand eyeball-to-eyeball with the Rothschild Giraffe as you feed, touch, and feel them.



Your visit enables you to learn more about the world's tallest mammals.

This is made possible by interacting with the giraffes, through the guides and the resource centre located at the raised platform.

It has an auditorium and lecture halls.

This experience is like no other. As you stand at the raised feeding platform and feed these fabulous animals.

Giraffe Centre Nairobi is a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi).

The Rothschild Giraffes are among some of the endangered Kenya animals

Feeding the Rothschild giraffe at the Giraffe Centre Nairobi

Giraffe Centre Nairobi: A Sanctuary For The Rothschild Giraffe


This world famous animal attraction is a Nature Education Centre.

It's made possible by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W Kenya), a Kenyan conservation organization founded by the late Jock Leslie – Melvile, a Kenyan citizen of British descent.

Giraffes are some of the wild animal attractions in Kenya.

Tourists at the raised feeding platform at the GiraffeCentre Nairobi

Kenya has three distinct Giraffe subspecies namely, the Maasai, Reticulated, and the endangered Rothschild.


The Rothschild population in Kenya is established through translocation efforts, thanks to A.F.E.W Kenya and other players. They are found in game reserves, ranches, and national parks.

Research has been carried out on how the present populations are doing in the protected areas.

There are currently less than 1,000 individuals remaining in the wild.

Rothschild Giraffe at the Giraffe Centre Nairobi

Resource Centre


There’s also a resource centre with friendly and knowledgeable guides to assist you with all the information you might need.

I particularly got on with Randy Mayieka who was very helpful in taking me through the history, and present conservation efforts at the Giraffe centre.

The Centre was initially made to educate the Kenyan school children about our country’s wildlife and environment. It has since become a top tourist attraction in Nairobi.

Randy-A guide at the Giraffe Centre

The Giraffe Centre occupies 20 acres and the sanctuary (forest) has 100 acres.

There’s a cafeteria in the centre and a gift shop stocked with artifacts made from recycled materials and soft wood carvings.

You can also relate more with the world's tallest animal (have breakfast or feed them from your bedroom) if you stay at the Giraffe Manor, a boutique hotel adjacent to the centre.

The Manor was initially a residence to the A.F.E.W Kenya founders.

Giraffe Centre Nairobi

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