The AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) Giraffe Centre
is located in Langata, just outside Nairobi.
The centre has been
ostensibly set up as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild
giraffe, but now operates conservation/education
programs for Kenyan school children.
There is good information on
giraffes available here, and an elevated feeding platform where
visitors meet the resident giraffes face to face.
giraffes is an education in itself. You will see, close at hand, how they
use their long, prehensile tongues to remove leaves from prickly acacia
The AFEW centre is also home to Giraffe Manor, a
beautifully maintained colonial home, now an exclusive guesthouse.
centre's giraffe population wander freely through the lush gardens, and
pay an occasional visit to the house itself, often pushing their heads
through the French Windows to inspect the breakfast table.