Giraffe Centre

1 Day


The Giraffe Centre, built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, is surrounded by 140 acres of park and forest thirty minutes from the city center, Kenya’s capital city, with superb views of the Ngong Hills. In 1974 Jock Leslie-Melville, grandson of a Scots earl, and his American wife Betty, who also founded the African Fund for Endangered

Wildlife (AFEW) bought the Centre. They then moved two highly endangered baby Rothschild giraffes to the estate, where they thrived and produced several further generations of giraffes.

When Jock died, Betty decided to open her house, now called The Giraffe Centre, to visitors. It is the only place in the world where you can feed and photograph the giraffe over your breakfast table, at the front door, and even from a bedroom window. The Giraffe Centre is an elegant and exclusive small hotel with a rich blend of welcoming accommodations, highly trained staff, and one of the finest kitchens.


Giraffe Manor is a two-hour tour to the center where the visitors can feed giraffes and have a selfie. It is a fantastic experience.

The tour cost US$50 per person

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to your hotel.
  • Guided tour,

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Entrance fee is US$15 per Aduilt and US$8 per child above three years; below three years are free

Frequently asked Questions

Can anyone visit the giraffe manor?

Yes, anyone, including the children, can visit the giraffe manor

How safe is it for the children to visit giraffe manor?

Giraffe manor is safe. The animals though you can touch and feed are fenced in such a way they will not be able to break away

How much is giraffe manor tour?

The tour will cost approximately US$70 per Aduilt and US$50 per child above three years: Below three years is free

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Giraffe Centre