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Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

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Nairobi, Kenya
Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

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Safety measures
icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Learn about two of Kenya's most famous animals on this tour to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre. See the animals in a safe, contained environment focused on rehabilitation and conservation. This tour includes all entrance fees and private transportation for a hassle-free experience.
  • Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
  • Observe baby elephants during an allotted viewing time and learn about the dangers they face
  • Participate in a supervised feeding of the endangered Rothschild giraffes and learn about conservation efforts
  • Transport in private vehicle included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Elephant Orphanage Entrance fee
Giraffe Center Entrance fee
Transport in a private vehicle
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi.
What is the social distancing policy during Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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64 Reviews
3 stars

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Great day with giraffes and elephants
, Dec 2021
We had a great time interacting with and learning about giraffes and baby elephants! The Kazuri bead factory was a great addition at the end and Stephen was a great guide!
Great experience
, Oct 2021
Seeing the giraffes and elephants was a great experience. Seeing how well they are cared for and being able to interact with them gave you a whole new appreciation for these incredible animals. Our driver, Stephen, was very helpful and kind as he drove us between the different places. I would recommend this excursion if you have some time to kill in Nairobi.
Issues with booking
, Oct 2021
I would not recommend using this tour company. The giraffe center was great But we were only able to get half of the elephant orphanage experience because they apparently did not make the booking. We were waiting outside for half an hour before the lady at the gate felt sorry for us and let us go in. She mentioned that this was not the first time that this tour company has showed up without a booking for the experience.
Bait and switch
, Jul 2021
Waste of money. Tor wasn’t as described. Taken to bead factory and offered to stop for us to get our own lunch. Said no and driver took zig zag route back to hotel to kill time. Driver was also unethical. Out of room.
So cute and interactive!
, Mar 2020
Great your, driver was very nice and helpful in any way he could be. Will say though that this tour is definitely much more touristy than others, and they do take you to a couple "tourist trap" type destinations for lunch and coffee break. But that's sorta to be expected since the orphanage and giraffe center are kinda must dos!! Just be ready for that 😉 And make sure you do more local-type stuff on your own!
Great experience
, Feb 2020
Stephen was a wonderful tour guide! He was prompt in picking everyone up and provided great information and conversation throughout the day. The elephant orphanage and giraffe center were wonderful. Would highly recommend, especially for solo travelers!
, Jan 2020
Francis was amazing and lovely. He made sure we were at the Giraffe centre and elephant sanctuary first and recommended prime spots for photographing. Felt like VIP and great to have had entry prepaid which helped the first in line status!
Greatest guide ever!!!
, Dec 2019
Loved my guide, super nice and prepared! Super recommended!!! Pick up was easy and all arranged for me. So worth it!
Wonderful Visit
, Oct 2019
We visited the Giraffe Centre first and spent a little over an hour feeding and learning about the giraffes at the centre. It was a wonderful experience and easy to interact with the animals. We the carried on to the elephant orphanage where we were able to witness rescued baby elephants being fed while learning about their individual rescue experiences. While the orphanage was an educational experience, I was a little surprised that it was only open for one hour each day, so hundreds of tourists packed through the doors at the same time, and we were only allowed to stand around and watch the feeding. There was no interaction between guests and the animals unlike the giraffe centre.
, Oct 2019
An absolute must. My guide Steven was excellent, funny and very informative. The giraffes were amazing and just ate from your hand.

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