My heart was beating fast. He was slowly approaching and i did not quite know what to do. I was excited and i am pretty sure my silly grin gave me away. He was so beautiful.Something out of a fantasy…And when he touched my hand, my heart melted. Bliss.
Haha…Gotcha there didn’ t I? Note: This is still a travel blog guys. And my love, she’ s a girl. A tall, beautiful and gracious giraffe called Daisy. I’ ve wanted to revisit The Giraffe centre for quite some time now and when my schedule opened up, i pounced at the opportunity. I first visited the centre as a child,for a school trip and i can hardly remember anything from back then. Giraffe Centre, otherwise known as African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Giraffe Centre, was founded in by 1979 as a breeding centre of the Rothschild’s giraffe(which is endangered) and opened up an environmental education centre for the Kenyan youth, in 1983.You can read more about the centre’ s history and projects.
At the centre, you can see and feed the giraffes. You can “kiss” them as well, which is just placing the pellets on your lips and the giraffes get to pick them from you with their tongue(their very long tongues by the way). Their saliva is apparently antiseptic.
The amazing staff also give short talks about the centre and teach you a tad about giraffes. Did you know there were three types of giraffes? Yup. You can thank me later.
There is a nature trail right opposite the centre’ s main gate which i obviously went on. I think i overemphasised just how much i love nature trails here and here. Photo ops everywhere all ye grammers.
I must say i was rather impressed by the centre. It’ s very well maintained and i love that they played and still play a major role in conservation. The only bummer was that the giraffes took forever to come to the platforms. They were straight up just ignoring us.Literally.
But then again it was not the centre’ s fault.They’ re animals anyway. There’ s not much anyone can do. Eventually they came out and everything was better in the world again.
and the rates are quite affordable.
The Giraffe Centre is pretty popular so you might wanna visit on weekdays and early mornings.They are open from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm. I went in the afternoon and it was packed.
If you can, check it out. It’ s perfect for a day trip and a perfect start to your Kenyan safari.
and Tembea Kenya…