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David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi provided by Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safaris

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
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About
A tour to see the elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the namesake animals at the Giraffe Centre are included on this tour from Nairobi that showcases Kenyan wildlife within city bounds. Flexible transportation makes this tour extra appealing, though. Choose to be dropped off at other top Nairobi attractions at no extra cost to continue your tour on your own, or go back to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Danish, Dutch, Spanish
Highlights
  • Nairobi wildlife tour: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Giraffe Centre
  • Plus, visit the Kazuri Beads Factory
  • Choose where to end your tour: at your hotel or other top sites
  • Driver handles Nairobi traffic so you can relax
  • All transportation included with hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
  • After pickup from your Nairobi lodging, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a special organization that rehabilitates young orphaned elephants. Learn the stories behind how the elephants got there and how they will be cared for and released. Then, continue to the Giraffe Centre, a nonprofit organization focused on environmental education. Learn about giraffes and see them in real life. Finally, visit the Kazuri Beads Factory to learn how the popular beads are made from start to finish and how the organization supports single mothers in the community. If you want to, you can ask your driver to drop you off at lunch or the Karen Blixen Museum at no extra cost, or ask to go to go to the Bomas of Kenya for an additional fee. Or, just get dropped off back at your Nairobi hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Danish, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Nairobi wildlife tour: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Giraffe Centre
  • Plus, visit the Kazuri Beads Factory
  • Choose where to end your tour: at your hotel or other top sites
  • Driver handles Nairobi traffic so you can relax
  • All transportation included with hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
  • After pickup from your Nairobi lodging, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a special organization that rehabilitates young orphaned elephants. Learn the stories behind how the elephants got there and how they will be cared for and released. Then, continue to the Giraffe Centre, a nonprofit organization focused on environmental education. Learn about giraffes and see them in real life. Finally, visit the Kazuri Beads Factory to learn how the popular beads are made from start to finish and how the organization supports single mothers in the community. If you want to, you can ask your driver to drop you off at lunch or the Karen Blixen Museum at no extra cost, or ask to go to go to the Bomas of Kenya for an additional fee. Or, just get dropped off back at your Nairobi hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15254P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • entry tickets to the elephant orphanage and the girrafe center
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Entry/Admission - Giraffe Centre
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD
  • Entry/Admission - Karen Blixen Museum
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • While booking please write the hotel you want to be picked at Hotel Airport villas apartments Note: Airport pick up you will be charged an extra USD 20 (Upon arrival)
  • Airports:
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • entry tickets to the elephant orphanage and the girrafe center
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Entry/Admission - Giraffe Centre
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD
  • Entry/Admission - Karen Blixen Museum
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • While booking please write the hotel you want to be picked at Hotel Airport villas apartments Note: Airport pick up you will be charged an extra USD 20 (Upon arrival)
  • Airports:
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Kazuri Beads Factory
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Giraffe Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Karen Blixen Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

4.5
57 reviews
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47
Very good
6
Average
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Dee
2 contributions
Absolutely loved this tour and this company!
May 2021
Our tour guide, Sammy, will forever be family to us after this trip. We had such a great time with him! He was funny, patient, flexible, knowledgeable, and made sure we felt comfortable at all times. Words cannot adequately express how much we appreciate Sammy’s hospitality on this trip. Our experience with Sammy will always be a memorable one and we already miss him dearly.

Sammy took us to Giraffe Centre and a tour of the Kazuri beads which were both such wonderful experiences. Since the elephant orphanage was not opened, he took us to get lunch and to the market for souvenirs before our flight back home.

If you are looking for tours while in Kenya, please choose this company. They have an array of tours and they are dedicated to ensuring that your trip is a great one.
Written 23 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for the bubble rating and the sentiments. It is words like these that motivates us to do even better. We were honored to have planned your trip and we look forward to another one in future. Sammy is an amazing guide and goes above and beyond to ensure that our clients get the best service. We invite you again in future to travel with us as we explore other destinations.
Written 25 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jeanpr92
New York City, NY131 contributions
Amazing day in Nairobi
Jan 2021
Great amazing full day in Nairobi, even though the elephant orphanage was closed due to covid (heard they are reopening soon). The trip the Giraffe Center is a great once in a lifetime experience and definitely loved the learning aspect of it, I learned so much about the giraffes.
Sammi is my guide and he was exceptional and highly professional. The day turned out very well.
I highly recommend this trip for anyone visiting Nairobi, it is a great tour to get a feel of the city, even if you are here for a layover only.
5 out of 5!
Written 22 January 2021
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Jean, Thank you for taking time to write us a review and your sentiments on our driver guide, Sammy. He is indeed an excellent driver guide and works hard to create the best experiences for our clients. Kenya has beautiful parks that offer one chances to spot variety of wild animals and enjoy game drives. We are happy to hear that Giraffe Centre was a lifetime experience, Indeed it is a must Visit within Nairobi. We welcome you to travel with us again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written 26 January 2021
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Charlotins
San Antonio, TX16 contributions
Worth every cent and the time.
Apr 2019
This was such an incredible experience. We did not visit the giraffes but we did visit the baby elephants. The care of the staff and the education that is around these elephants was truly miraculous. If you're in Nairobi then definitely make time to go! It is the one thing I'd recommend above everything else.
Written 5 March 2020
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review and recommending this tour to the TripAdvisor readers. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us, this is indeed a must visit tour while in Nairobi as it lends you the opportunity to visit popular wildlife attractions. We invite you to travel with us again in future.
Written 6 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CARLYE P
Portland, OR137 contributions
Ask for Victor!
Nov 2019 • Solo
Signed up for the Elephant Orphanage/Giraffe Center/bead factory tour. Even though I was the only one to sign up it happened. Whew.
Victor is a very nice intelligent man. He was able to answer all questions I had about the sites and about Kenya/Nairobi.
I knew a souvenir store with a good reputation (ie not made in China) was nearby and he extended the trip to take me.
We also stopped at Bush Gardens for lunch - quite pricy but absolutely delicious and a lovely setting. The Maasai gift shop there, however, was the same junk seen everywhere....
Based on past Viator tours in Europe and this day I would be happy to use Viator again - but that depends on how they respond to my request for a refund after a disastrous morning the next day at Nairobi National Park....
Written 16 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Carlye Wooow!!!! these are such wonderful words and a great review.We really appreciate you taking your time to write to us .This is thanks to your cooperation and a job well done by Victor who was very intelligent who also ensured to take you to a souvenir shop which was genuine and a to stop at the Bush gardens for a nice lunch .Sorry though about the pricing for lunch but i bet you really enjoyed .Mostly the gift shops normally have hand made products with a theme of kenyan traditions that"s why you can find them same with others.Regardless we are really sorry for what transpired the next morning we hope the other company sorted it for you .Otherwise we do hope another tour sends you back to us . Asante Sana !!!!!!
Written 19 November 2019
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Kim G
Redondo Beach, CA2 contributions
Giraffe Center and Elephant Orphanage
Oct 2019 • Friends
Both were memorable experiences. Feeding the giraffes was wonderful. The elephants at the Sheldrick Orphanage were great to watch. I look forward to visiting both places in the coming year!
Written 30 October 2019
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Kim, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are happy to read that you had fantastic tour with us. The key ingredient of our success is the overall experience of our clients and we are happy that our drive guide made your tour worthwhile and you were able to feed and touch the giraffee and elephant We invite you to explore other tourist destinations with us! Asante
Written 31 October 2019
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antony a
Isle of Wight, UK3 contributions
Giraffe manor
Sep 2019 • Couples
The upclose beauty of these wonderful creatures cannot be overestimated. You are given a small bag of food as soon as you enter the park ti feed the giraffes. It is a a wonderful experience, they are so gentle. There's an information centre telling you all about the project to preserve the Rothschild giraffe and entry costs are not excessive. Well worth a visit
Written 29 October 2019
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Antony Thank you so much for the incredible review that you have shared about your experience with us.and we are happy that our driver guide went out of his way to make sure that you were able to feed the giraffes and also get a kiss We always strive to make it better and exciting any time you would like to book with us again. Thanks.
Written 31 October 2019
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Henry F
Montgomery, TX17 contributions
Great tour to view and interact with wildlife.
Oct 2019
I spent the day with Victor from Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safaris. He brought me to the perfect spot to see the feeding of the elephants and I got to touch the baby elephant as he walked by. Not every one gets to touch an elephant, but everyone gets to feed the giraffes if they wish. Victor was able to help me dodge the rain showers, and patiently waited for me to make the most of both the elephant experience and feeding the giraffes at the Giraffe Center. It was topped off with African cusine for lunch.
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for writing us a review and choosing us to be your trusted travel partner. This haven for the iconic African Elephant is a sight to behold. Elephant Orphanage tour forms one of the unmissable tours and affords guests the opportunity to spend time in one of the city's central tourist attractionto also able to feed the elephant and giraffe that is a great experience We would be glad to have you back for another tour! Asante
Written 14 October 2019
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Helena M
12 contributions
Busy but worth it
Feb 2019
A busy place, but a great opportunity to learn about giraffe and get up and personal! I even managed to fed a giraffe from my mouth. You can see these animals are well cared for and this is why I recommend this place.
Written 4 September 2019
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Hello, Thank you for the bubble rating and writing us this wonderful review. We are happy to read that you had an amazing tour with us. Indeed, the experience at the Giraffe Center is magical! Here you see the magnificent creatures and learn why they are endangered. You will also learn their behaviors, traits and more conservation education. To cap the visit, you get the chance to feed them and maybe get a giraffe kiss. We welcome you to travel with us again in future!
Written 4 September 2019
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Shane Finegan
5 contributions
Nairobi Day Trip
Jul 2019 • Family
We had a wonderful day with our tour guide Simba(Shadra) Very knowledgable, friendly and polite. We loved visiting the elephant orphanage and giraffes!! A perfect day before we fly to the Masai Mara tomorrow. Definitely a must do!!
Written 19 July 2019
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Hello, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us and Shadrack, our driver guide contributed to this. The experience at Giraffe Center is simply magical! Here you see the magnificent creatures and learn why they are endangered. you will also learn their behaviors, traits and more conservation education. To cap the visit, you get the chance to feed them and maybe get a giraffe kiss. We would like to have you on another tour with us in future!
Written 22 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rita
1 contribution
Recomendación total !
Jul 2019 • Couples
Nos recogieron puntuales en el hotel, nos llevaron a ver el orfanato de elefantes, una hora de visita a bebés elefantes que nos impresionó. Después fuimos al centro de jirafas donde nos impresionamos aún más. Después fuimos a ver la fábrica de cuentas de madres solteras en la que nos enseñaron el proceso completo.

Black santa, nuestro conductor, fue encantador en todo momento, nos invitó a un café incluso y es un verdadero guía keniata. Conocía todos los atajos y todos los trucos. Sin duda si tomas está opción pregunta por el.

Nos dejaron en la puerta del hotel al volver. Volveremos a contar con sus servicios!

They picked us up punctually at the hotel, took us to see the elephant orphanage, an hour visit to baby elephants that impressed us. Then we went to the giraffs center where we were even more impressed. Then we went to see the accounts factory of single mothers in which they taught us the whole process.

Black Santa, our driver, was charming at all times, invited us to a coffee even and is a true Kenyan guide. He knews all the shortcuts and all the tricks. No doubt if you take this option ask for him. They left us at the hotel door. We'll come back for sure and We will have their services again!!
Written 19 July 2019
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Hello, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are thrilled to read that you had an amazing tour with us. Our driver guides are the bomb! They love their job and go out of their way to give the very best of service. This tour is so interesting to see baby elephants being fed also interacting with giraffe and getting a kiss from them We are happy to hear you had a great tour with us, We welcome you back for another brilliant experience!
Written 22 July 2019
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Amazing One time experience to be done with family
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Incredible tour
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