Africa Destinations

Karen Giraffe center Nairobi Kenya


Today I am visiting the Giraffe center located in Nairobi about 20 minutes drive from Westlands where I am staying, depending on traffic. Nairobi traffic can be really bad and this 20 minutes can easily be 3 hours if you do not go at the correct time to avoid rush hour. Now I will finally see and meet real animals her in Africa. After the visit to Giraffe Center I will go and see the Nairobi National Museum to learn more about the history of Kenya.



All over Nairobi there is small shops selling you a wide range of goods. This is a more high class shop with walls and a roof.


Nairobi Kenya steet view.


Local ad.


The Norwegian foreign department ranks traffic as the number one safety issue in Nairobi Kenya and I can understand why. I always have a driver or drive with a local. Traffic rules are considered as guidelines and do not need to be followed.


Traffic is bad and the condition of the roads not any better.


Visiting Karen Blixen Giraffe Centre and feeding the giraffes. So fun to be close to this animals.


Beautiful animals at Karen Giraffe center Nairobi Kenya .


The Giraffe Centre is a Non-Profit making organization whose main objective is to provide conservation education for school children and the youth of Kenya. All our education programmes are offered to them free of charge. The Giraffe Centre derives 90% of its funds from the entrance fee collected and from the sales in the gift shop and teahouse.


He told me that the giraffe tongue is antiseptic, and he proved it. So if you ever have to kiss a giraffe, no worries.

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Now I am learning something new, a class about giraffes, all told in English.


This is like Animal Planet Live!

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The warthogs stays close to the giraffes for protection and this was well explained in the giraffe class.

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Outside the Nairobi National Museum in Westlands, close to where I live. Time to learn more about Kenya.


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Familiar faces from Norway.

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At the museum there is also a reptile park.

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Watching the reptiles behind glass.

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Rooftop view from the hotel, nice to sit outside and see the smoke from all the waste fires across the city.


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Getting around Nairobi can take time, a short drive can easily take several hours. There is people selling newspapers, bananas, footballs, chargers and house hold appliances. I just wonder is traffic would go more smooth if there was only cars on the road.

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