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

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

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icon6 to 8 hours  (approx.)
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Spend an afternoon with some of Africa's most iconic animals on this day tour from Nairobi that gives access to giant elephants and towering giraffes. Tour the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphaned Trust and learn about conservation efforts being made to protect these massive mammals. Then stop at the Giraffe Center, where you'll find Rothschild giraffes wandering the grounds. This memorable experience includes a tour of the Kazuri beads women factory
  • Day Tour from Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center
  • See elephants and giraffes and learn about their conservation
  • Visit the Kazuri Beads Women Factory
  • Round-trip hotel transport included
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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
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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While booking please write the hotel you want to be picked at Hotel Airport villas apartments Note: Airport pick up you will be charged an extra USD 20 (Upon arrival)
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY PERFECT WILDERNESS TOURS AND SAFARIS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi.
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What is the policy on sanitization during David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi.

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  • "Please wear something that you dont mind getting dirty because you will be able to per them and they are usually covered in dirt." See review
  • "I feel this tour can be done as a half day tour too or in reduced time." See review

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star-5
Introduction to Kenya
Lori_V
, Aug 2022
We wanted to see some of the sites of Nairobi so spent the day with our guide, George. He was wonderful—friendly, informative, and very flexible as to what we wanted to do. We visited the baby Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Center, a women’s bead jewelry factory, a large local craft shop, and had a wonderful lunch nearby. Our family, from preteens to adults, all had a great introduction to some of the treasures of Kenya and a taste of what was to come on our trip. I would highly recommend George and the full-day tour!
star-5
An amazing day with Faith & James
Nigel_W
, Aug 2022
We had a great day trip yesterday with our wonderful guide Faith and driver James. We were so well looked after and they ensured our experience was personal to us. We visited the amazing elephant and giraffe centres, the Kobe Tough beade centre, the Karen Blixen Museum and a local craft market, with a lunch at the welcoming Hunger's Nest restaurant. Thank you Faith and James for an amazing day in Nairobi.
star-5
Great day in Nairobi
Tamzin_B
, Jul 2022
Paul was an excellent guide for us during our one day tour in Nairobi. He gave us advice on how to get the best out of our chosen activities and personalised the day for us specifically. Paul enhanced our day with interesting facts of all areas we visited or crossed through. In addition, he was incredibly knowledgable in all local Nairobi and wider Kenyan matters which made the drive entertaining. His driving was safe and was very courteous towards us. Paul clearly knew the staff well at all our stops and there were no issues with ticket reservations. We would highly recommend a tour with him!
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star-5
A day of fun!
Nicole_M
, Jun 2022
We had an amazing time and Peter was an excellent guide! We enjoyed spending time with the giraffes and the elephants and got some great pictures.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Nicole, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you had a good time during your visit to giraffe and elephant orphanage and that Peter did a good job of ensuring that your expectations were met. We wish you all the best and we look forward to welcoming you in future for another amazing tour. Thank you.
star-5
Great day tour and safe driver
Joan_N
, Jun 2022
Our driver was great telling stories and got us in the orphanage where the participants are limited to 100, and the giraffe center. You get a small amount of pellets when you enter but I wish we could feed the giraffes more but that’s not a problem of the tour. Then our driver took us to a restaurant and waited for us - a great full day!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Joan, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad that you had amazing experience with the elephants and the giraffes and that our driver/guide ensured that you got the best out of your tour. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you again for another awesome tour.
star-4
Who doesnt love Giraffes......
Nancy_B
, Apr 2022
Getting to learn about Giraffes and how they live was amazing...Narrated by an awesome park ranger. Visiting the Muzuri bead factory was amazing and having lunch at Carnival
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Nancy, Thank you for your review. We are exited to read that you had an amazing time with the Giraffe. This one of the best selling tours within the city. Glad to hear crowning it up with lunch at the carnivore was amazing. We hope next time to achieve the 5start rating from you. We are looking forward having you again as we explore other places.
star-5
Family fun
Rokea_J
, Apr 2022
Our guide was fantastic, it was nice to hear about the area from a local. Very kind and the animals are amazing to see so up close
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello, Thank you for leaving us this 5 star rating review. Am glad to read that you had a great experince with our local guides always ready to give more information about the tour. Glad you enjoyed your safari
star-5
It was great.
John_D
, Mar 2022
We had a great tour. Our guide was very helpful for us. Thank you for all your company in help people get to see all the great things in your country.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hello, We are pleased to read such a wonderful review . We are delighted to hear that our guide was a great guide and he made sure enjoyed the visit to the elephant,giraffe centre and offcourse the Nairobi National park which is located only 7 minutes from the city. You get yo enjoy wildlife experience without leaving the city. It's our honour to ensure our clients get what they have paid for and offering a private tour ensures you get to spend your time well as you are not under other people pressure. We would really like to have you again in the future.
star-5
Wonderful Visit!!!
Barbara_G
, Dec 2021
What a joy to see the elephants saved and cared for. Loved the stories. What dedication by the staff.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Wow! Thank you for a Five star review to our company. Am glad to read that you enjoyed your day tour to the Elephant orphanage, what they are doing for the adopted Elephants exciting. Am happy to hear you enjoyed the history behind the adoption. Welcome again as we explore other places.
star-5
AWESOME EXPERIENCE!
Michelle_B
, Sep 2021
We had a fabulous time on this day tour! The elephant orphanage was our favorite. You get to touch them and get lots of great pictures because they are so close to you. They tell you about all of them and how they came to the orphanage and you get the chance to adopt one! The Giraffe center was very cool as well. unfortunately it was under construction so where you usually get to stand to feed them was closed and there was just a very small space to feed. This means you have to be patient to get pictures and to interact with them due to spacing but again very cool! You are not allowed to "kiss" them due to covid but you still get to feed them.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello , Thank you for taking time to write us this incredible feedback. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing time with us , we have excellent guides. They are indeed a true gem and just as all our driver guides, he has great experience and knowledge about our parks and attractions. We always work hard to turn moments into memories for our clients by giving them nothing but the very best of service. Also, we make trip planning so easy and seamless and all our packages are all inclusive and highly discounted to make it affordable for everyone. This tour is one of the top guided tours to take while in Nairobi. We would like to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
star-5
Incredible!!
Oluwademilade_A
, Jul 2021
It was an amazing experience. My kids had so much fun. The center is very organised. We also learnt a lot about the orphaned elephants
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello, Thank you for writting us this wonderful review am glad to hear that you had an amazing experince with your children. The good thing about this tour is it does not only give an exprience of viewing animals at a close range but it also gives educational information to both the young and the old. We are looking forward to having you again to explore other wonderful places in our country.
star-1
Offering a tour with known unavailable tour parts!
Mario_B
, Jan 2021
Tour operator offers tour knowing (!) that at least one essential part (Elephant orphanage) has been closed, Tour operator did not answered or accepted my suggestion about partial refund. It is scam!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Halo and we want to say that this is not an Honest review of what transpired. 1. We told you in advance that the date of the opening of the elephant orphanage has been pushed back. 2. we gave you an option to cancel the tour and you be given a full refund but you agreed to do the tour. 3. You agreed to do the tour on condition you get a refund for the entrance of the elephant orphanage which is 500 (5) and we gave you the refund. 4. Our driver peter of whom you got along well offered to take you to other places including the Karen Blixen museum and the Kazuri Beads at no extra transport cost. At the end of the tour you told us you had a good time only for us to see a refund request of 35 USD on top of the 5 that we already gave you. We procesed the refund for you through viator and ended up making a LOSS on your tour. Why such a terrible rating? we dont understand unless you are our competitor trying to drive us out of the business. This review is dishonest and unfair to the guides whom daily survival depend on this tour.
star-5
Awesome Tour
Carlene
, Nov 2020
This trip was my first encounter with Kenya and I was well pleased. George picked us up at the airport and took us straight on tour. He’s cheerful, entertaining and overall a very good person. The interaction was natural and we felt safe and comfortable. The trip was fun and a great introduction to Nairobi. Please do not hesitate to book.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Carlene, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. One of our main goal is to create lasting memories to our clients. We are pleased to read that George did an excellent job, he is indeed one of the best driver guides. We hope this was not the first and last time with us and we invite you to travel with us again.
star-5
Magical day out
Melanie_C
, Mar 2020
Fantastic day! We had a wonderful driver called George who really provided a brilliant service. A truely magical experience!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello Melanie, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. It is a delight to read that you had an amazing time and George did an excellent job. He is not only knowledgeable but also dedicated at his job and works hard to create wonderful memories for our clients. This is one of a must go tours, it covers prime places to visit in Nairobi. We welcome you to travel with us again in future as we explore other destinations.
star-5
Would do it again
A_W
, Mar 2020
My Guide George was fabulous. The day wasn't quite a full day. But he offer me extras. He had great knowledge and know how on Nairobi and the area. He even managed to get me to the front to see the elephant.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us and George did an excellent job. He loves his job and works hard to ensure our clients get the best experience. We invite you to have another tour with us in future
star-4
A comprehensove one day tour
Arvind_J
, Dec 2019
It was a nice quick and comprehensive tour of 2 major attractions of Nairobi. My guide/driver Santa was fun and friendly. He knew exactly where to make me stand for Elephant Orphanage to to get the best view in the house. Thank you Santa! I had also booked airport transfer with the same company and he was ready before time even though it was late at night. I feel this tour can be done as a half day tour too or in reduced time.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello Avrin Thank you very much for reviewing on our company ,we truly appreciate it that the tour suited you best and that the transfer was successful .The elephant orphanage and giraffe center are surely an unmissable spots to visit .Thank you for also recommending Santa our guide he is surely one of the best among our staff ,he's well presented punctual friendly courteous and always comes in handy especially since your flight was at 2:00am .The tour can be customized to half day upon your request and if you tell your driver since some travellers would prefer it in full day .Otherwise you were part of this incredible days and we are really happy you enjoyed every bit .Karibu Tena!!!!! which means welcome once again
star-5
Victor was brilliant !
James_O
, Sep 2019
Our trip to the orphange and giraffe centre was amazing ! Was one of the most special days of our lives. The work that both places do for animals is exceptional. Our guide Victor was brilliant. Picking us up a little bit earlier to make sure we beat the traffic and have a good place to view the elephants at the orphange. All the best Krisztina and James.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello , Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are pleased to read that you had an amazing safari with us and our driver guide contributed to this.I will pass your recognition to him. He is one of the industry's professionals and goes above and beyond to ensure clients get the very best safari experience. Our reputation depends on exceeding our clients expectations and we are happy this safari was a memorable one. We invite you to explore other destinations! Asante
star-4
Great Day
karenwalkley995
, Sep 2019
We had a great time and our guide was very helpful. He gave us the "inside knowledge" of where to stand for the best view of the elephants and was flexible with the itinerary. Vehicle used was a little old but got us there and back safely.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello thank you for these wonderful review that you have written to us,we are happy to hear that you got the best experience ever and you were able to interact with elephant and feed the giraffe, we welcome you again in future Asante
star-5
Awesome guide made for an awesome day
Michelle_T
, Aug 2019
Herbert was nothing short of amazing. He went above and beyond to make sure the day was special. He was very thorough with the information and he planned a day with no glitches.
icon Response from Host , 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 attraction. We would be glad to have you back for another tour! Asante
star-5
Definitely worth booking
Caitlynn_S
, Aug 2019
Our driver Paul was excellent and very knowledgeable able the parts of the city he drove us through. He made sure that we visited the giraffe sanctuary first to beat the post elephant orphanage crowds which was great and we even had extra time to fit in the Karen Blixen Museum (although we did then have to pay that entrance fee ourselves since that wasn't part of our original package). Wonderful experience!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us and our driver guide Paul played a role in this and he had experience with the place of visit The experience from this tour is simply magical, with a variety of attractions and wild animals sightings. We welcome you to travel with us in future as we explore other destinations. Asante

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