Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and is the main travel, business, diplomatic and cultural hub for Eastern Africa. It is also known as United Nation’s fourth “World Center”. As a traveller, your first impressions of Nairobi are likely to depend on the places you visit. You might be surprised to discover that Nairobi offers many fun activities for everyone whether young or old.
David Sheldrick’s Wildlife Trust
One of these fun activities is to visit the famous David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Have you always wanted to come close to baby elephants? If yes, then this place is exactly where you need to go.
The David Sheldrick elephant orphanage, true to its advocacy for the conservation of elephants, rehabilitates baby elephants and other wildlife.
Most of these poor baby animals have lost their mothers to poaching. Once they are mature and ready for the “real world”, the elephants are being released back into the wild.
The place is worth visiting as you will be in awe of how much heart and care is given to these young animals. You might even be inspired to becoming a volunteer one day!
Aside from elephants, giraffes have also been on the watch list of another Nairobi conservation centre.
A well-known conservation centre found in Nairobi is the Giraffe Center AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Ltd.).
It all started when its founders Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville saved a baby giraffe in western Kenya. Her name is Daisy and Daisy became a star in her own right!
The centre is a non-profit organisation whose primary objective is to educate children on conservation. It’s a fun place for travellers, especially the young ones for them to realise the need to take care of our wildlife. You get to feed the giraffes as well!
So if you’re interested in getting to know the real Kenya, head towards Nairobi and experience the vitality and buzz of the city and more importantly, the great outdoors. For more to see in Kenya, check out this post.