What to do at the Giraffe Centre
Not sure what to do at our centre? Or maybe you would like to plan your itinerary for the day? There is a notice board at the right of the payment booth, where the whole of our centre is mapped out for you. Getting your bearings is a good start to an enjoyable visit.
Find some important information on the notice board for your consideration too. Aside from the notices that come and go, there is a list of recommendations on how to feed the giraffe. Read these and you are good to go.
You don’t have to internalise everything. Our Educators are on hand to guide you, if you so wish. You can identify them in their khaki outfits. They will be quick to approach you, but if it is a busy day – as it often is— don’t hesitate to seek them out and ask for help.
The awe our tall friends elicits will lead you right here. An Educator will hand you some food pellets. Made of corn, wheat, grass and molasses, they are what you will feed them as you get up close. To get even closer, go up to the Feeding Platform. Don’t leave without getting a kiss!
Attend a short lecture on the giraffe to learn how and why we are taking care of this endangered animal. Leave with a whole lot more about wildlife in Kenya. We have artwork for sale on display. Made by students, the proceeds go towards supporting Ecology Trips for the underprivileged.
Our Nature Trail is available to you at no extra cost.
Take a stroll, or hike if you’re up to it, in our serene 1.5-kilometre nature trail and see how many species of bird you can spot – the record in one stroll is 60! Watch out for smaller animals such as dikdik and squirrel.
The trail goes down to the snaking Gogo River. If you want to see its source, the Ngong Hills, go up to the View Point. The view is breathtaking.
An alternate route back to the centre will pass you by the Warthog Den. Be careful that one doesn’t come springing after you from the deep black holes!
Wind down your visit with refreshments, people and giraffe watching and some mingling here.
The Gift Shop
Pop into the Daisy Zoovenir Shop for some keepsakes on your way out. We must warn you, people have spent hours in there! Remember, the Giraffe Centre derives 90 percent of its funds from the entrance fee collected and sales in the gift shop and Teahouse. Shop till you drop, it’s for a cause.
We hope you enjoyed your visit, we certainly loved having you!