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Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage, and Bomas of Kenya Day Tour from Nairobi

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Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage, and Bomas of Kenya Day Tour from Nairobi

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get a taste of Kenyan wildlife and culture on this guided tour from Nairobi. Visit the Giraffe Center and the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, one of the most successful elephant rescues in the world, before heading to a traditional bead workshop and a music and dance performance at Bomas of Kenya. A professional guide and private transportation ensure a comfortable and convenient trip.
  • Get a taste of Kenyan culture and wildlife on a guided tour from Nairobi
  • Learn more about giraffes and other animals at the Giraffe Center and the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • See how traditional Kazuri beads are made from start to finish
  • Watch a traditional music and dance performance at Bomas of Kenya
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Entrance fee to Giraffe Center, Elephant Orphanage & Bomas of Kenya
Food and drinks
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

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8:00 AM
Pick up available from Airbnb and private Apartments
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya
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 Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage, and Bomas of Kenya 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
See all safety measures taken by Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage, and Bomas of Kenya Day Tour from Nairobi.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage, and Bomas of Kenya Day Tour from Nairobi?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage, and Bomas of Kenya Day Tour from Nairobi?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "If you only have a day to see Nairobi, this is a perfect tour!" See review

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Amazing experience
Kimberly_H
, Mar 2022
This tour company was so professional and amazing. Grace kept in contact with me. Our driver was Pharis and he was so nice. He gave information about Kenya, was a great driver and was very patient with us. I would book with them again
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you Kimberly for such a nice review about your safari with Gracepatt . Keep up the good spirit Pharis, as you share your knowledge with the visitors.
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A great day with the elephants and giraffes.
Lisa_G
, Jan 2022
This trip did not disappoint at all. I adopted an elephant from the Sheldrick Orphanage and our guide made sure we were the first ones through the gate. He made sure we had a great view of the feedings. I was able to point out my adopted girl. The Giraffe center was amazing. Being able to feed, touch, and enjoy these beautiful animals up close was a dream. Unfortunately, the Bomas did not happen. There was a huge political rally going on where the performance was to be held. They were going to perform inside for just me and my sister and I am the one that said no. I know how it is to perform for an empty audience. All in all this was a fantastic day trip and should not be missed while visiting Nairobi.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you Lisa for reviewing us, it feels good to adopt an elephant . I believe your joy was full by seeing your Adopted Baby elephant. Sorry about the Bomas.
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Disappointed
Theresa_S
, Mar 2020
The giraffe center & Kazuri bead factory were wonderful but because of the coronivirus the Sheldrick elephant orphanage and Bombas of Kenya were closed. We understand that it was necessary to do that but Viator failed to contact us before our tour giving us an opportunity to decide what was best for us and than said we couldn’t get a partial refund. Then they wanted us to take us to a zoo and charge us more money for that. It was extremely disappointing. If we had know we could have went to those things ourselves and saved a lot of money. To top it off the two main highlights of what we wanted to see on our trip were closed. I would use Kenya Bush Expeditions from now on, not Viator. Just want to say the driver Stephen tried his best to make it a good experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A Wonderful Day in Nairobi
Navigate67365440960
, Jun 2019
This was a wonderful day of experiencing a few of Nairobi's best places. The giraffes and elephants were delightful, and we loved seeing the Kazuri beads, and experiencing the tribal dances at the Bomas of Kenya. Our guide, Francis, was great! He was so considerate of our needs, taking special care of the oldest member of our group (making sure she found a seat in the shade). If you only have a day to see Nairobi, this is a perfect tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Guide Kelvin was the BEST!
Diane_L
, Dec 2018
Kelvin hustled us to the perfect viewing and petting area for the baby elephants. It was shaded and we got the best footage of the little ones running for their bottles. At the Giraffe Center, he told us all about the three types of giraffes and showed us how to get "kissed" by one. His passion for conservation and knowledge of Kenyan animals really made the day special. We highly recommend this tour - and Kelvin as your guide.
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The tour of the Giraffe Center...
MaudeneF_S
, Aug 2018
The tour of the Giraffe Center, Elephant Orphanage and the Bomas of Kenya day tour in Nairobi was money well spent and made better by the tour guide, Patrick Riama who provided a lot of information one each site. I would recommend his expertise to anyone interested in learning more about the above. Maudene Exmore VA USA
star-5
Excellent tour in great spirit
Mandie1
, Jul 2018
Really great day out and about in Nairobi - really well put together with excellent guide in Kelvin. Very informed, very organised and looked after us all day
star-5
Amazing
Senen_M
, Jul 2018
I don't have anything bad to say about this experience. Everything was great and ran on time, and they even dropped me off at the airport by the end. Kelvin was amazing! Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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The giraffes and elephant orphanage...
Irene D
, Jul 2017
The giraffes and elephant orphanage were wonderful ! Our Bomas place was closed days before we got to Nairobi. We were not informed, and a crocodile zoo was substituted without our knowledge. It was not our wish to waste half a day seeing captive animals kept for tourism. Disappointed!
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First let's start with the guide...
Mary Jane S
, Jun 2017
First let's start with the guide Patrick K. He was courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. On Viator there were several day trips offering similar experiences, and we had decided ahead of time that we wanted to see the Giraffe Center, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Kazuri bead factory, and the Bomas of Kenya. We booked this day trip through Viator a couple days before leaving the US. Patrick met us, on time, at our hotel. His van was comfortable and clean. Off we went to the Giraffe center arriving just before they opened. Patrick recommended we start here first as everyone goes to the Elephant center THEN comes to see the the giraffes and it can be crowded. He was right, we were the only folks there for about 30-45 minutes and had the giraffes all to ourselves. Patrick showed us how to feed and pet the animals at once. :-. He then took photos of us with the gentle giants. Then off to the Elephant Orphanage. I have a bad knee that acted up the entire day, and Patrick was great about dropping us off close to the entrance and then parking. The baby elephants walked all around the perimeter of their enclosure so everyone had a chance to take photos. Patrick was on hand to take photos of us too. Thank-you sir! We never felt rushed or lacked time at any of the places we visited. The Kazuri Bead factory was next on our agenda and Patrick encouraged us to walk and see everything there. We had lunch afterward and went to the Bomas of Kenya which is a cultural event not to be missed. We had a big laugh at the baboons in the parking lot! The dancing and singing at the main center was great. Then Patrick arranged a guide to come with us and discuss the bomas as we walked around

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