Elephant Orphanage Trust & Giraffe Centre Tour

6 Hours
  • This tour is offered in English.
  • This tour is offered using private vehicle for your comfort.
  • Private Tour
  • Live tour guide


Dive deep into the heart of Kenya’s conservation efforts with a visit to the renowned Elephant Orphanage Trust and the Giraffe Centre. Begin your journey by witnessing the compassionate rescue and rehabilitation efforts at the orphanage, where young elephants, orphaned by poaching and other tragedies, are nurtured back to health. Their playful antics and strong bonds with their caregivers offer a touching spectacle. Then, transition to the Giraffe Centre, where you’ll come face-to-face with the majestic Rothschild giraffes. Experience the thrill of feeding these gentle giants and learn about the critical initiatives in place to protect and propagate this endangered species. This tour promises not only unforgettable encounters with Africa’s iconic wildlife but also profound insights into the relentless efforts to ensure their survival for generations to come.

Our Highlights!

  • Heartwarming Encounters at the Elephant Orphanage: Witness firsthand the touching bond between the rescued elephant calves and their dedicated caregivers, and observe the young elephants as they play in the mud, socialize with their peers, and feed on specially prepared formulas.
  • Up-Close Interaction at the Giraffe Centre: Stand on elevated platforms to meet the graceful Rothschild giraffes eye-to-eye, enjoying the unique opportunity to feed them and feel their long, curious tongues collect treats from your hand.
  • Conservation Education Sessions: Engage in enlightening discussions and sessions detailing the threats faced by elephants and giraffes in the wild, as well as the extensive measures being taken to counteract poaching and habitat loss.
  • Souvenir Shopping with a Purpose: Visit the onsite gift shops, which stock an array of handcrafted souvenirs. Proceeds from your purchases directly support the conservation and rehabilitation initiatives, allowing you to take home memories while contributing to a noble cause.
  • Scenic Grounds and Nature Walks: Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of both the Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre, which offer serene nature walks, allowing guests to appreciate the diverse flora and possibly spot other native wildlife in their natural habitats.

What To Expect!

You will be picked by our tour guide in your hotel and start the tour.

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30 minutes
9AM-10.30AM :
Giraffe Centre

Embarking on a unique journey, our tour begins at Nairobi’s renowned Giraffe Centre, a sanctuary dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Upon arrival, you’re greeted by the towering presence of these gentle giants as they curiously approach, hoping for treats. Stepping onto the elevated platform, guests have the unparalleled opportunity to feed and interact with the giraffes, feeling the gentle brush of their long tongues and witnessing their grace up close. As the tour progresses, knowledgeable guides share captivating tales of giraffe rescue, the centers’ breeding successes, and the broader conservation landscape. Beyond the giraffes, the Centre offers educational displays, serene nature trails, and a commitment to fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of these magnificent creatures and their delicate place in our world’s ecosystem. 20211122 091317

1.5 hours
11AM-12PM :
Elephant Trust

After an awe-inspiring experience with the Rothschild giraffes, our journey seamlessly transitions to the Elephant Orphanage Trust. A short drive away, this haven represents a heartwarming testament to humanity’s dedication to preserving Africa’s gentle giants. As we step into the sanctuary, the playful antics of young elephants captivate our hearts, each with its own poignant story of rescue from the grips of poaching or natural adversities. Observing their feeding routines, mud baths, and the tender care they receive from their devoted handlers, guests gain a profound appreciation for the extensive rehabilitation efforts. This leg of the tour deepens our understanding of the challenges facing wildlife and the tireless endeavors of those ensuring a brighter future for these orphans, aiming for their eventual reintegration into the wild.

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Leaving behind the heartwarming scenes of the Elephant Orphanage, our tour takes another enriching turn towards the vibrant world of artisan craftsmanship at the Kobe Beads Women’s Factory. Here, amidst the gentle hum of diligent work, guests are introduced to a collective of talented local women who transform colorful beads into exquisite pieces of jewelry, home décor, and art. Every bead threaded and every pattern woven tells a story of empowerment, resilience, and tradition. As we meander through the workshop, we witness the fusion of age-old Kenyan beadwork techniques with contemporary designs, creating unique, globally sought-after pieces. This visit not only offers an opportunity to purchase authentic handcrafted souvenirs but also shines a light on the powerful impact of social enterprises in uplifting communities, especially women, and preserving cultural heritage.

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45 minutes

After this you have the option of been driven for lunch or proceed on to your drop off point. END OF TOUR

1 hour

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • 1. Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • 2. Entry fees to Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Centre
  • 3. Professional Tour Guide
  • 4. Bottled Water
  • 5.Complimentary Tour to the Beads women factory


  • 1.Lunch available for purchase
  • 2.Tips & Gratuities
  • 3.Statutory conservation fee payable through the E-CITIZEN PLATFORM.
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Overall Trip Rating:
- Based on 1 travel review
Very Good
  1. An amazing layover tour
    By Lily Giles
    from United Kingdom
    January 3, 2024
    As an unexpected last-minute decision to spend our Christmas and New years holiday in Africa. We had a 10-hour layover in Nairobi and we decided to reach out to a few tour companies in Nairobi to see the baby elephants and giraffes three days before Christmas. We came across Rustic Nature tours with excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were very impressed by Kelvin’s quick response, especially with our last-minute travel plan. I received an email back from Kelvin promptly with all relevant information regarding the tour we wanted to do with competitive pricing. He was also patient and helped us when we ran into an issue applying for our visa. On arrival, he picked us up and took us on an amazing tour to visit the giraffes, the elephant orphanage, the Kobe Beads women factory, a local restaurant for lunch and a shop next door to buy souvenirs. It was a great day and well worth the money spent. I definitely recommend to do this tour with Rustic Nature tours. Thanks again, Kelvin.
    Date of Experience: December 27, 2023

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Elephant Orphanage Trust & Giraffe Centre Tour
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