Giraffe Centre - African Fund for Endangered Wildlife

Nairobi, Kenya

If you have the time whilst in Nairobi, a visit to the Giraffe Centre is a must. Located in the leafy suburb of Karen, the centre is an educational and interactive experience. A unique opportunity to witness giraffe from very close quarters.

The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, also known as the Giraffe Centre was founded in 1979 by the late Jock Leslie-Melvile, a Kenyan citizen of British descent and his wife the late Betty Leslie Melvile an American citizen. Jock’s extraordinary vision of creating an educational institution in conjunction with rescuing the endangered Rothschild giraffes resulted in the present day Giraffe Centre that has become a world famous Nature Education Centre.

The mission of AFEW is to promote sustainable environmental conservation through education for the youth in Kenya, with a vision to create a Kenyan population living sustainably and in harmony with nature. A visit to the Giraffe Centre is an educational and rewarding experience, the highlight of most visits being the opportunity to feed the Rothschild's Giraffes by hand from the raised observation decks.

This activity is a donation to the project and is therefore payable direct upon arrival.

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