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Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Tour with Options

Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Tour with Options

Explore the Giraffe Center, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and Kazuri Beads factory on a tour in Nairobi with hotel transfers. Feed majestic giraffes, see baby elephants, or witness the craftsmanship behind locally-produced beads and pottery. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and make your first stop at the Giraffe Center. Admire the creatures as they roam in a semi-wild setting. Learn about conservation efforts and have a chance to feed these gentle giants. Continue to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a sanctuary for orphan baby elephants. As you wander through the wildlife rehabilitation center, be enchanted by the sight of these playful animals frolicking in the water. Watch as the youngest among them are tenderly fed, followed by the 2-3-year-olds, who are now adept at self-feeding. Marvel at their dexterity as they deftly grasp their colossal milk bottles with their trunks. Conclude your tour by visiting the Kazuri Beads Factory, where you can admire the intricate artistry of the beautiful beads and ceramic pottery, all handcrafted by local women. Choose from different options to include a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum at the foot of the Ngong Hills, the Bomas of Kenya displaying traditional villages belonging to several Kenyan tribes, or a game drive in Nairobi National Park. Afterward, be conveniently transported back to your Nairobi hotel.

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage, & Giraffe Center

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage, & Giraffe Center

Join a full day comprehensive tour of the most important sites around Nairobi. Start with Nairobi National Park, then David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Center, and finish the tour with the Kobe Beads factory. Embark on a full-day trip great for animal lovers, taking visitors up close and personal with Africa’s majestic wildlife. Enjoy a 4-hour game drive through Nairobi National Park where you can see cheetahs, hyenas, lions, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, many species of birds, and even the rare black rhino. Move on to tour an elephant orphanage and a giraffe sanctuary to feed and learn more about these animals. Finish the day with a visit to the Kobe Beads factory before heading back to your hotel.

Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant, & Giraffe Center Tour

Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant, & Giraffe Center Tour

Following an early pickup from your accommodation in Nairobi, take a short ride to the Nairobi National Park going straight for an adventurous game drive. Discover the park and all its major animals. Experience the sight of wildlife grazing majestically against the backdrop of the city skyline. The game drive will run up to 11:00 AM. After, head to the Giraffe Center, a nonprofit organization that helps educate people about endangered animals and environmental protection. Learn about giraffes from the guides and have the option to feed them by hand under the supervision of trained staff. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant and rhino orphanage inside the western end of Nairobi National Park offers a wonderful opportunity to see baby elephants being fed milk from bottles. The keepers will give you a lecture on each of them, explaining their names and the stories of how they were orphaned. It’s a great place to go and adopt a baby elephant.

From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

After getting picked up from your hotel in Nairobi, head to the Giraffe Center, where you can see giraffes living in a semi-wild state. Learn about their behaviors, traits and conservation efforts.  You will also get the opportunity to feed these gentle giants.  Next, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Take a walk through the center where baby elephants wait to be fed. Watch them play in the water, gargle their milk, and discover each elephant's personal stories.  Once the youngest is fed, it's time to feed the 2-3-year-olds, some of whom are old enough to feed themselves. Watch as they hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and make quick work of several gallons of milk.  Your final stop before heading back to Nairobi will be the Kazuri Beads Factory. Get the opportunity to admire the beautiful beads and pottery which have been handcrafted by African women.

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center

This is a full day comprehensive tour of the most important sites around Nairobi. You will start with Nairobi National Park, then David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Kobe Beads then Giraffe center. Animal lovers will love this full-day tour that takes visitors up close and personal with Africa’s majestic wildlife. First, enjoy a 4-hour game drive through Nairobi National Park where you can see cheetahs, hyenas, lions, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, many species of birds, and even the rare black rhino. Next, tour an elephant orphanage and a giraffe sanctuary to feed and learn more about these animals. Finish up the day with a visit to the Kobe Beads factory before heading back to your hotel.

Nairobi: Karen Blixen, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center

Nairobi: Karen Blixen, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center

We begin by picking you up from your hotel/apartment or home within Nairobi then drive to the Karen Blixen museum house where the coffee farmer/settler and author of Out of Africa lived from 1914 to 1931. The Museum house remains a serene environment that seems to belong to the past, surrounded by a tranquil garden and indigenous forest, with a splendid view of Karen’s beloved Ngong Hills. She honors the hills with the phrase ‘I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills’. Farm tools including a tractor from that period, wagons, ploughs, and original coffee processing factory equipment form part of this rich collection, as outdoor exhibits. A well-maintained luscious green gardens offer the best setting for all outdoor events including weddings and wedding receptions, corporate galas, and team building. In line with Karen’s passion for art, we support local and upcoming artists at the Karen’s Art Corner. Guided tours are offered continuously throughout the day by our well-trained multilingual guides. After Blixen, our guide will drive to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which happens only one hour per day from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon every day. We shall have a lunch break after the elephant orphanage at a local restaurant or tourist hotel within (your choice) Later on, you visit the Giraffe Center which is about 15 minutes from the elephant orphanage. After the Giraffe Center, our guide will drop you at your hotel or place of your choice within Nairobi.

Nairobi: Elephant Sanctuary and Giraffe Center Day Tour

Nairobi: Elephant Sanctuary and Giraffe Center Day Tour

These two of Nairobi's top attractions give you the best experience within a few hours. get to know how these orphans are rescued and natured before they are released back into the wild. Enjoy feeding the giraffes and being close to them which will make your day. You will be picked up at 9;30 am then pass through the city line with the history of the city then arrive at the David Sheldrick wildlife trust at 10:20 a.m. With your reservations ready-made, you will enter to the sanctuary, and in a few minutes, the guiding will start at 11 am. The guide from the sanctuary will explain each and every elephant, where he was rescued from, the cause of the mother's death, and more history behind each of them. This last only for 1 hour till noon. After 12 noon, you will get back to the car and then head to Giraffe Center which is only 15 minutes from the elephant orphanage. Explore this sanctuary for endangered species of giraffes called the Roth child. Here, you will learn the difference between the 3 different species and learn why this species was going to extinct. Enjoy the feeding under the guidelines of the guides from the sanctuary for 1hour. After having a good experience from the sanctuary, will be now a good time to break for lunch before being dropped back to your place of stay with lifetime memories.

Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe center

Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe center

Our journey commences at the unique Nairobi National Park, an urban wilderness sanctuary where you can spot iconic African wildlife against a backdrop of the city skyline. Witness graceful giraffes, majestic lions, rhinos, and more in their natural habitat. The juxtaposition of the wild with the urban is truly mesmerizing, offering a surreal and unforgettable safari experience. The adventure continues with a visit to the Elephant Orphanage, operated by the renowned Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Here, you'll encounter the most endearing residents – baby elephants who have been rescued and are undergoing rehabilitation. Watch them being fed, playing, and even taking their daily mud baths. Their stories and personalities will warm your heart as you gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they face in the wild. Expert guides will provide you with valuable insights into the region's rich wildlife and conservation efforts, offering a profound understanding of the vital work being done to protect Kenya's natural heritage. Learn about the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to safeguard these magnificent creatures and their habitats. By joining this tour, you actively contribute to wildlife conservation and the preservation of Kenya's unique ecosystems. Your visit to the Elephant Orphanage directly supports the rescue, care, and reintegration of orphaned elephants into the wild, making a meaningful impact on the future of these incredible animals. This tour is not just an excursion; it's a life-enriching experience that leaves you with lasting memories of Africa's wildlife and a profound appreciation for the tireless conservation efforts in place. By the end of the day, you'll carry with you a sense of wonder and a strong connection to Kenya's natural beauty.

From Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Tour

From Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Tour

The tour starts by picking you from your Hotel/Home within Nairobi 9:30AM. We will drive you to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust have a walk through the little center from 11am - 12pm in an open space, with a rope fence around it. The youngest elephants come trotting out of the bush to greet their keepers who stand at the ready with giant bottles of milk. For the next 10-15 minutes you can watch each little one slurp and gargle their milk. When they're done, there's water to play with and keepers to nudge and get hugs from. While you get to watch them play and take photos. You find out how old they were when they arrived at the orphanage, where they were rescued from, and what got them into trouble. The most common reasons for getting orphaned being: mother's poached, falling into wells, and human/wildlife conflict. Once the youngest are all fed, they are led back into the bush, and it's the turn of the 2-3 year olds. Some of them can feed themselves, and some are still fed by their keepers. It's very cute to watch them hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and close their eyes with joy as they make quick work of several gallons of milk.

Nairobi park, Elephant & Giraffe centre, Bomas of Kenya

Nairobi park, Elephant & Giraffe centre, Bomas of Kenya

On this day the driver/guide picks the guests from the hotel as early as 5.45a.m in order to avoid possible traffic and increase the chances of capturing action in the park.The game drive will run for about four and a half hours.This time is spent in search of the wild animals in this beautiful park.The animals here include the big four and other lesser animals. Mind you this is not a zoo but real wild.The drive here is in a tourist vehicle which has an open close type roof that allows the guests to have a better view of animals and also take great photos.All this time our guests are in the company of an experienced driver/guide. At around 10.15a.m the guests will exit the park and proceed to David Sheldrieks elephant orphanage.This attraction is open daily for one hour, 11a.m to 12 noon.The experience here is amazing.The guests will get up close to the baby elephants and watch them as they drink their milky formulae and as they take mud baths to cool their bodies.During this time there is a narrator who describes each and every baby elephant and where it was rescued.It is sensational! Thereafter the guests are transferred to giraffe centre which is fifteen minutes away.The experience here is incredible.Ever thought of being less than one foot away from the tallest creatures on earth? Go experience it! It is now around 1.pm break for lunch with an option to visit the Bomas of Kenya for the traditional dances. The guests are dropped to their respective hotels/residences.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: Our most recommended tours and activities

Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Tour with Options

Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Tour with Options

Explore the Giraffe Center, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and Kazuri Beads factory on a tour in Nairobi with hotel transfers. Feed majestic giraffes, see baby elephants, or witness the craftsmanship behind locally-produced beads and pottery. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and make your first stop at the Giraffe Center. Admire the creatures as they roam in a semi-wild setting. Learn about conservation efforts and have a chance to feed these gentle giants. Continue to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a sanctuary for orphan baby elephants. As you wander through the wildlife rehabilitation center, be enchanted by the sight of these playful animals frolicking in the water. Watch as the youngest among them are tenderly fed, followed by the 2-3-year-olds, who are now adept at self-feeding. Marvel at their dexterity as they deftly grasp their colossal milk bottles with their trunks. Conclude your tour by visiting the Kazuri Beads Factory, where you can admire the intricate artistry of the beautiful beads and ceramic pottery, all handcrafted by local women. Choose from different options to include a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum at the foot of the Ngong Hills, the Bomas of Kenya displaying traditional villages belonging to several Kenyan tribes, or a game drive in Nairobi National Park. Afterward, be conveniently transported back to your Nairobi hotel.

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage, & Giraffe Center

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage, & Giraffe Center

Join a full day comprehensive tour of the most important sites around Nairobi. Start with Nairobi National Park, then David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Center, and finish the tour with the Kobe Beads factory. Embark on a full-day trip great for animal lovers, taking visitors up close and personal with Africa’s majestic wildlife. Enjoy a 4-hour game drive through Nairobi National Park where you can see cheetahs, hyenas, lions, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, many species of birds, and even the rare black rhino. Move on to tour an elephant orphanage and a giraffe sanctuary to feed and learn more about these animals. Finish the day with a visit to the Kobe Beads factory before heading back to your hotel.

Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant, & Giraffe Center Tour

Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant, & Giraffe Center Tour

Following an early pickup from your accommodation in Nairobi, take a short ride to the Nairobi National Park going straight for an adventurous game drive. Discover the park and all its major animals. Experience the sight of wildlife grazing majestically against the backdrop of the city skyline. The game drive will run up to 11:00 AM. After, head to the Giraffe Center, a nonprofit organization that helps educate people about endangered animals and environmental protection. Learn about giraffes from the guides and have the option to feed them by hand under the supervision of trained staff. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant and rhino orphanage inside the western end of Nairobi National Park offers a wonderful opportunity to see baby elephants being fed milk from bottles. The keepers will give you a lecture on each of them, explaining their names and the stories of how they were orphaned. It’s a great place to go and adopt a baby elephant.

From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

After getting picked up from your hotel in Nairobi, head to the Giraffe Center, where you can see giraffes living in a semi-wild state. Learn about their behaviors, traits and conservation efforts.  You will also get the opportunity to feed these gentle giants.  Next, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Take a walk through the center where baby elephants wait to be fed. Watch them play in the water, gargle their milk, and discover each elephant's personal stories.  Once the youngest is fed, it's time to feed the 2-3-year-olds, some of whom are old enough to feed themselves. Watch as they hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and make quick work of several gallons of milk.  Your final stop before heading back to Nairobi will be the Kazuri Beads Factory. Get the opportunity to admire the beautiful beads and pottery which have been handcrafted by African women.

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center

This is a full day comprehensive tour of the most important sites around Nairobi. You will start with Nairobi National Park, then David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Kobe Beads then Giraffe center. Animal lovers will love this full-day tour that takes visitors up close and personal with Africa’s majestic wildlife. First, enjoy a 4-hour game drive through Nairobi National Park where you can see cheetahs, hyenas, lions, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, many species of birds, and even the rare black rhino. Next, tour an elephant orphanage and a giraffe sanctuary to feed and learn more about these animals. Finish up the day with a visit to the Kobe Beads factory before heading back to your hotel.

Nairobi: Karen Blixen, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center

Nairobi: Karen Blixen, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center

We begin by picking you up from your hotel/apartment or home within Nairobi then drive to the Karen Blixen museum house where the coffee farmer/settler and author of Out of Africa lived from 1914 to 1931. The Museum house remains a serene environment that seems to belong to the past, surrounded by a tranquil garden and indigenous forest, with a splendid view of Karen’s beloved Ngong Hills. She honors the hills with the phrase ‘I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills’. Farm tools including a tractor from that period, wagons, ploughs, and original coffee processing factory equipment form part of this rich collection, as outdoor exhibits. A well-maintained luscious green gardens offer the best setting for all outdoor events including weddings and wedding receptions, corporate galas, and team building. In line with Karen’s passion for art, we support local and upcoming artists at the Karen’s Art Corner. Guided tours are offered continuously throughout the day by our well-trained multilingual guides. After Blixen, our guide will drive to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which happens only one hour per day from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon every day. We shall have a lunch break after the elephant orphanage at a local restaurant or tourist hotel within (your choice) Later on, you visit the Giraffe Center which is about 15 minutes from the elephant orphanage. After the Giraffe Center, our guide will drop you at your hotel or place of your choice within Nairobi.

Nairobi: Elephant Sanctuary and Giraffe Center Day Tour

Nairobi: Elephant Sanctuary and Giraffe Center Day Tour

These two of Nairobi's top attractions give you the best experience within a few hours. get to know how these orphans are rescued and natured before they are released back into the wild. Enjoy feeding the giraffes and being close to them which will make your day. You will be picked up at 9;30 am then pass through the city line with the history of the city then arrive at the David Sheldrick wildlife trust at 10:20 a.m. With your reservations ready-made, you will enter to the sanctuary, and in a few minutes, the guiding will start at 11 am. The guide from the sanctuary will explain each and every elephant, where he was rescued from, the cause of the mother's death, and more history behind each of them. This last only for 1 hour till noon. After 12 noon, you will get back to the car and then head to Giraffe Center which is only 15 minutes from the elephant orphanage. Explore this sanctuary for endangered species of giraffes called the Roth child. Here, you will learn the difference between the 3 different species and learn why this species was going to extinct. Enjoy the feeding under the guidelines of the guides from the sanctuary for 1hour. After having a good experience from the sanctuary, will be now a good time to break for lunch before being dropped back to your place of stay with lifetime memories.

Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe center

Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe center

Our journey commences at the unique Nairobi National Park, an urban wilderness sanctuary where you can spot iconic African wildlife against a backdrop of the city skyline. Witness graceful giraffes, majestic lions, rhinos, and more in their natural habitat. The juxtaposition of the wild with the urban is truly mesmerizing, offering a surreal and unforgettable safari experience. The adventure continues with a visit to the Elephant Orphanage, operated by the renowned Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Here, you'll encounter the most endearing residents – baby elephants who have been rescued and are undergoing rehabilitation. Watch them being fed, playing, and even taking their daily mud baths. Their stories and personalities will warm your heart as you gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they face in the wild. Expert guides will provide you with valuable insights into the region's rich wildlife and conservation efforts, offering a profound understanding of the vital work being done to protect Kenya's natural heritage. Learn about the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to safeguard these magnificent creatures and their habitats. By joining this tour, you actively contribute to wildlife conservation and the preservation of Kenya's unique ecosystems. Your visit to the Elephant Orphanage directly supports the rescue, care, and reintegration of orphaned elephants into the wild, making a meaningful impact on the future of these incredible animals. This tour is not just an excursion; it's a life-enriching experience that leaves you with lasting memories of Africa's wildlife and a profound appreciation for the tireless conservation efforts in place. By the end of the day, you'll carry with you a sense of wonder and a strong connection to Kenya's natural beauty.

From Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Tour

From Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Tour

The tour starts by picking you from your Hotel/Home within Nairobi 9:30AM. We will drive you to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust have a walk through the little center from 11am - 12pm in an open space, with a rope fence around it. The youngest elephants come trotting out of the bush to greet their keepers who stand at the ready with giant bottles of milk. For the next 10-15 minutes you can watch each little one slurp and gargle their milk. When they're done, there's water to play with and keepers to nudge and get hugs from. While you get to watch them play and take photos. You find out how old they were when they arrived at the orphanage, where they were rescued from, and what got them into trouble. The most common reasons for getting orphaned being: mother's poached, falling into wells, and human/wildlife conflict. Once the youngest are all fed, they are led back into the bush, and it's the turn of the 2-3 year olds. Some of them can feed themselves, and some are still fed by their keepers. It's very cute to watch them hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and close their eyes with joy as they make quick work of several gallons of milk.

Nairobi park, Elephant & Giraffe centre, Bomas of Kenya

Nairobi park, Elephant & Giraffe centre, Bomas of Kenya

On this day the driver/guide picks the guests from the hotel as early as 5.45a.m in order to avoid possible traffic and increase the chances of capturing action in the park.The game drive will run for about four and a half hours.This time is spent in search of the wild animals in this beautiful park.The animals here include the big four and other lesser animals. Mind you this is not a zoo but real wild.The drive here is in a tourist vehicle which has an open close type roof that allows the guests to have a better view of animals and also take great photos.All this time our guests are in the company of an experienced driver/guide. At around 10.15a.m the guests will exit the park and proceed to David Sheldrieks elephant orphanage.This attraction is open daily for one hour, 11a.m to 12 noon.The experience here is amazing.The guests will get up close to the baby elephants and watch them as they drink their milky formulae and as they take mud baths to cool their bodies.During this time there is a narrator who describes each and every baby elephant and where it was rescued.It is sensational! Thereafter the guests are transferred to giraffe centre which is fifteen minutes away.The experience here is incredible.Ever thought of being less than one foot away from the tallest creatures on earth? Go experience it! It is now around 1.pm break for lunch with an option to visit the Bomas of Kenya for the traditional dances. The guests are dropped to their respective hotels/residences.

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4.5
(297 reviews)

Amazing! Musa was a gentleman from start to finish. I was a solo female traveler from Ireland and I had the best tour with Musa. He went above and beyond to make sure I had a great day. I will be recommending Musa to my friends and would vouch for him anyday. Thanks Musa

The tour was amazing! Stephen picked us up from the airport even though we were very early. The goraffe center and elephant orphanage are such unique places. Definitely worth a visit!

We had a wonderful day with Tasha and Linus - they really went above and beyon They made sure we got awesome photo opportunities and taught us about the park and the animals.

It was very nice, our guide George knew a lot about the animals and knew exactly what we wanted and needed too see. It was a very pleasant trip! Definitely worth the money

Faith (our guide) was amazing!! She was very accommodating to our needs. She was very knowledgeable on our activities and helped us to get the most out of our day.