The establishment of the Giraffe Center was a response to the critical status of the Rothschild giraffe, which faced a decline in population due to agricultural practices in its natural habitat. With their numbers plummeting to as low as 130 individuals in the wild, concerted fundraising efforts enabled the relocation of four herds of these elegant creatures to Lake Nakuru National Park, Nasalot Game Reserve, Mwea Game Reserve, and Ruma National Park. Thanks to the success of these initiatives, the population of Rothschild giraffes in Kenya alone has now surpassed 500.
The highlight of a visit to the Giraffe Center is undoubtedly the opportunity to witness these magnificent animals up close and even engage in feeding them. In addition to providing this unique experience, the center plays a vital role in raising awareness by offering free environmental education to young Kenyans and supporting the conservation endeavors for endangered species in Kenya. The Giraffe Center welcomes visitors daily, and a significant portion of the entrance fee contributes directly to the organization’s crucial initiatives. For those seeking an intimate wildlife encounter with Rothschild giraffes, we highly recommend staying at the prestigious Giraffe Manor, an exclusive country home adjacent to the center, for an unparalleled experience.