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Giraffe Center, Elephant Orphanage & Bomas of Kenya Day Tours

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Giraffe center is located in Karen few minutes drive from the Nairobi CBD, here you can feed the Giraffe and learn about them. You will also have an opportunity to take a stroll through the 1.5km nature walk, this is a bird watchers paradise.

The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is located near Nairobi National Park. This orphanage for Elephant Calves and Rhinos from all over Kenya was founded and still managed by Daphne Sheldrick, the widow of one of Kenya’s best known Game Wardens David Sheldrick.

David Sheldrick was at the centre of the 1970’s Ivory poaching wars in Tsavo National Park. The Sheldrick orphanage is a focal point for Elephant Conservation.

Elephant calves orphanned by poaching are brought here from all over the country. They receive extremely specialized treatment here, and literally receive personal care 24 hours a day from highly dedicated staff who become surrogate mothers to the calves.Eventually the calves are moved to Tsavo, where they are carefully reintroduced into wild herds

Bomas displays traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes. Experience the rich diversity of Kenyan traditional music and dance with daily cultural performances. Their repertoire consists of over 50 dances from different ethnic communities

Tour Details

Overview
A day well spent visiting Giraffe Center, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri Beads and Bomas of Kenya. A memorable experience to get up close and personal with Rothschild giraffes from a raised observation platform, see baby elephants at elephant orphanage the most successful elephant and rhino rescue program in the world then have a whistle-stop tour of Kenyan culture on a colorful journey through Kenyan tribes, cultures and traditions at Bomas of Kenya.

Inclusions
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Entrance fees

Exclusions
Food and drinks
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Itinerary

Day Plan

What to Expect
Start your tour with pick up at your Nairobi Accommodation/Hotel.

The first stop will be at Giraffe Center to see some Rothschild giraffes. The center’s main purpose is to protect and help with the breeding of the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. You will be able to interact with and feed the Giraffes from a raised observation platform. These platforms allow the visitors to come eye-to-eye with the Giraffes. The center also has a large auditorium where visitors can listen to talks about Giraffe conservation and a various activities the centre is involved in.

The next stop will be David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where you will get up-close to elephant calves. Daphne Sheldrick, as part of the David Sheldrick Conservation Foundation, rehabilitates baby elephants and other wildlife here at her home just outside of Nairobi National Park. These babies have lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies.

You will then be driven to Kazuri Beads factory a pottery company that makes one of the world most beautiful beads. You will be shown all the stages from the start to the finish. Have lunch at Bomas of Kenya then enter auditorium for cultural dances

The tribal cultural shows happens every day from 2:30pm to 4pm and display tribal talent in music, dance, theatre/drama, fashion show, poetry/recitals and comedies. If you are interested in Kenyan culture or just want an afternoon of African entertainment, this is a day trip not to be missed!

Important Information
Departure Point: Your hotel in Nairobi
Departure Time: 8am

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