This 120-acre conservation center in the heart of Kenya’s largest city provides a natural breeding ground for one of Africa’s most graceful animals. As part of a concerted effort to increase numbers for these endangered species, giraffe calves are bread, born and raised in this protected environment before being introduced to the wild at the age of two. Visitors can sit in on talks about the center’s conservation activities and efforts, then climb a raised platform to pet and feed giraffes before taking to the 1.5-kilometer nature trail for guided birding or a tree identification tour.
The Giraffe Center is open every day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and costs about $7 USD for adult entry. It’s located on Duma Road near the intersection of Kima and Nyumbi Roads in Nairobi.