The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, also known as the Giraffe Center 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 Center that has become a world famous Nature Education Center.

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 Center 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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