The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W Kenya Ltd) also known as the Giraffe Centre is a nonprofit making organization situated at Langata, roughly 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the central province of Nairobi, Kenya.
It was built keeping in mind the main objective to secure the imperiled Rothschild giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi, which is found to roam about in free and protected captivity around the meadows of East Africa.
The Giraffe Centre Nairobi was begun by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish Earl, when he and his wife Betty caught a child giraffe to begin the programme of reproducing giraffe in protected captivity at their home in Langata – home of the present site. Since then the programme has had tremendous victory, bringing about the presentation of a few reproducing varieties of Rothschild Giraffe into Kenyan national parks.
The Giraffe Centre is open daily from 09:00 am to 5:00 pm including weekends and public holidays. There is an elevated feeding platform that allows you to hand feed the giraffes, which can be an education in itself.
You can see, close at hand, how the giraffe uses its long prehensile tongue to strip leaves from the acacia branches. There is a teahouse and curio shop there; also, a 2 Km nature trail to walk through.