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

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Overview
Spend the day visiting the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphaned Trust and the Giraffe Center, home to the Rothschild giraffe. You will also be taken to the Kazuri Beads Women's Factory.

Arguably, David Sheldrick Elephant Trust and Giraffe Center are the most remarkable conservation projects to date. The elephant project seeks to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned elephants among other animals and at giraffe center you learn about the endangered giraffe species, Rothschild giraffe. To cap this tour, you will visit Kazuri Beads Women's Factory. Kazuri means small and beautiful in Swahili. The beads are exquisite and every bead is special and unique, as you will learn when you visit.

Itinerary
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You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Kazuri Beads Factory
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Giraffe Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
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Note: Airport pick up you will be charged an extra USD 20 (Upon arrival)

Airports

  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
8h
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 - David 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
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Additional Info
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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
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Response from Perfect Wildern... T, Manager at David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
Responded 4 weeks ago
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 !!!!!!
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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!
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Response from Perfect Wildern... T, Guest Relations Manager at David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
Responded 29 Oct 2019
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
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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
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Response from Perfect Wildern... T, Guest Relations Manager at David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
Responded 30 Oct 2019
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.
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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
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Response from Perfect Wildern... T, Guest Relations Manager at David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
Responded 13 Oct 2019
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
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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.
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Response from Perfect Wildern... T, Guest Relations Manager at David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
Responded 3 Sep 2019
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!
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