26 Apr

The Giraffe Center is a wildlife conservation and education center located in Lang'ata, about 20 km from the center of Nairobi

. It was established in 1979 by Jock Leslie-Melville and his wife Betty to help protect the vulnerable Rothschild's giraffe, which is found only in the grasslands of East Africa

The main attraction of the Giraffe Center is the opportunity for visitors to feed the giraffes from a raised observation platform

The center is home to a herd of 10 giraffes, including 7 females and 3 males

Some of the giraffes, like Betty, Kelly, Daisy, and Salma, have distinct personalities that visitors can learn about

In addition to the giraffe feeding experience, the center also provides wildlife conservation education for urban school children

It has been successful in breeding and reintroducing Rothschild's giraffes into Kenyan national parks

The Giraffe Center can be accessed from Nairobi by taxi, public bus, or shuttle/minibus, with the journey taking around 40 minutes from the city center

It is a popular tourist attraction and a great way for visitors to get up close with Africa's tallest mammal