The Giraffe Centre is located in Karen and was established to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Since then the program has had huge success, resulting in the introduction of several breeding pairs of Rothschild Giraffe into Kenyan National Parks. Today the Giraffe Visitor's Centre is one of the city's leading tourist destinations and offers a strong education program for school children and the youth of Kenya. The main attraction for visitors is feeding the Giraffes from a raised observation platform. The centre is also home to several warthogs which roam freely, there is a good shop and teahouse, with proceeds going to conservation.
Walking City Tour
There's nothing like walking a city. The tour starts with a ride in a Matatu (privately owned minibus decorated with famous slogans or sayings) with one of our concierge team, before embarking on the accompanied walking tour through the streets of Nairobi's Central Business District, taking in the history of this vibrant city. Visitors have the opportunity to visit numerous attractions, including the Kenya National Archives, which houses the Murumbi Gallery which contains African Artefacts collected in the 19th century, the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, which currently stands as the tallest building in Kenya and other famous museums, galleries, buildings and fascinating sites. The lively Masai Market, Flower Market and the City Market known for its meats, vegetables, flowers, crafts and curios also form part of the walking city tour.
A visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) or Elephant Orphanage is a must when you're in Nairobi. Born from one family's passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most successful orphan Elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. At the heart of DSWT's conservation activities is the orphan's project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful Elephant and Rhino rescue and rehabilitation. Housing elephant babies mostly rescued from life threatening situations such as poaching and human- wildlife, to date the DSWT has successfully hand - raised over 150 infant elephants, effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo. A visit will allow you to learn more about the challenges Elephants face in the wild today, as well as to get close enough to watch the them being bottle fed as you learn each individual Elephant's story. The work being done here is heartwarming and you may even opt to foster an Elephant.
Other places of interest within Kenya
There are endless attractions in Kenya and onward travel can be arranged on your behalf to some of these areas that are within easy reach of Nairobi, including Lake Nakuru, Crescent Island and Lake Naivasha.
Alternatively, if you would like to focus on the nearby city attractions, you may opt to visit the Karen Blixen Museum and do some shopping at Kazuri Beads. You can also take a game drive in the Nairobi National Park, or simply arrange to walk the Ngong Hills.
You can contact our concierge - firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for any of these experiences for you during your stay with us.