Located 18km (11 miles) from the centre of Nairobi, this giraffe centre is run by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) and aims to increase the number of rare Rothschild giraffes left in the wild. It’s a great spot for children, and the tall observation towers offer a terrific chance to get close to these magnificent creatures.
Things to see in Nairobi
Although plenty of private tour agencies claim to offer ‘tourist information’, there is no official tourist office in Nairobi. Good sources of information include the backpacker hostels and hotels, and the noticeboard at the Thorn Tree Café at the Stanley Hotel. The huge noticeboards at the Yaya Centre and Sarit Centre malls are full of adverts for rooms for rent and safari equipment for sale. Maps are available from the Text Book Centre in Westlands and other bookshops. The best local map is the Nairobi A to Z by RW Moss.