Morning visitors at Giraffe Manor
Close encounters with the world’s tallest at Giraffe Manor
Unforgettable breakfasts at Giraffe Manor
Lioness in Nairobi National Park
Nubians galore at Giraffe Manor
The Retreat at Giraffe Manor
Reticulated giraffe in Samburu
Quad biking at Sasaab
Sasaab’s Special Five: Gerenuk antelope
Sasaab’s Special Five: Grevy’s zebra
Sunset from Sasaab
A journey of reticulated giraffes at Sasaab
Sasaab, main lodge area
Private plunge pools at Sasaab
Authentic cultural experiences at Sasaab
Desert dune fields on a heli adventure from Sasaab
Heli adventure in northern Kenya
Sundowners with a vintage mobile bar at Sala’s Camp
Masai giraffe with oxpecker birds in the Masai Mara
Masai giraffes with oxpecker birds at sunset in the Mara
Private riverside deck and plunge pool at Sala’s Camp
Masai giraffes at Sala’s Camp
Masai Mara game drives at Sala’s Camp
Buffalo in the river near Sala’s Camp
Masai giraffes ‘necking’ with impala in the Mara
Fitting a GPS tracking unit to a giraffe tail
Dr Arthur Muneza during a giraffe tagging exercise in Kenya
Dr Arthur Muneza of the GCF (right) at Giraffe Manor
Morning visitors at Giraffe Manor
We’ve partnered with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to create the ultimate safari adventure for giraffe lovers, delivering fascinating insights into Africa’s giraffes and hands-on conservation experiences.
KENYA WILDLIFE SAFARI
Join the two co-founders of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), Dr Julian and Stephanie Fennessy, alongside GCF’s East Africa Coordinator Dr Arthur Muneza, on a ten-night adventure to encounter three of the world’s four giraffe species. This exclusive safari is for up to eight guests and visits three of The Safari Collection’s stunning properties – Sala’s Camp, Sasaab and Giraffe Manor – situated in some of Kenya’s most iconic wildlife areas. Here you will encounter the critically endangered Rothschild’s/Nubian giraffe (a subspecies of the Northern giraffe), the endangered Reticulated giraffe and the endangered Masai giraffe.
Travelling with the Fennessys and Dr Muneza will present unique opportunities to see giraffes through the eyes of world experts, work alongside them in the field with hands-on activities and learn as much as you could possibly imagine about giraffes! Experience conservation in action as you discover giraffe surveying and identification methods and closely observe activities of GCF’s Twiga Tracker Initiative, one of the largest GPS tracking studies ever conducted on giraffes. So far, it has tracked over 400 giraffes across their range in Africa. As well as meeting with local community members who share their living space with the world’s tallest animal, we hope to offer guests the opportunity to witness a GCF giraffe tagging operation in which giraffes are fitted with a GPS satellite tag on their tails.
GIRAFFE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
GCF is the only organisation in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation of wild giraffes throughout Africa. With a PhD focusing on the ecology of desert-dwelling giraffes in Northwest Namibia, Dr Julian Fennessy is a world-expert on giraffe conservation. Together with his wife Stephanie, he founded GCF in 2009 and in 2014 they began to dedicate their lives to giraffes, becoming the first full time giraffe conservationists!
It was also in 2014 that the Fennessys initiated the first-ever World Giraffe Day on the 21st of June (the longest day for the tallest animal) to raise awareness and funding for the little-known plight of giraffes. Giraffes have lost almost 90% of their habitat in the last 300 years and their numbers have dropped by almost 30% in the last 35 years. Based on their latest estimates, only 117,000 giraffes remain in the wild; this means only ONE giraffe for every FOUR elephants in Africa.
As an international, science-based group, GCF supports giraffe conservation initiatives in 19 countries and is highly effective in providing innovative approaches to safeguarding giraffes for future generations. This safari provides a unique opportunity to experience first-hand how GCF and their partners proactively counter the trends of giraffe decline on the continent.
NAIROBI – SAMBURU – MASAI MARA
per person sharing*
single room supplement*
* guide price based on a minimum of 5 guests or a maximum of 8 guests travelling for 10 nights on a full-board basis, including all internal flights and transfers. To the best of our knowledge, the price is correct but is intended as a guide price and is subject to change at the time of confirmation.
† This safari is ideal for anyone in general good health and physical demand is low.
More active excursions, such as nature walks, are entirely optional and for the most part you will be enjoying the wildlife from the comfort of an open safari vehicle.
GIRAFFE CONSERVATION SAFARI
“Kenya is a giraffe conservation hotspot! There is no other country in Africa that is home to three different species of giraffe. The opportunity to see all three within a few days presents unique insights into these iconic animals. As the co-founders of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Stephanie and I are thrilled to share in this adventure with fellow giraffe lovers.”
~ Dr Julian Fennessy, Co-founder & Director of GCF, USA
Day 1 & 2: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi
Day 3/4/5/6: Sasaab, Samburu
Day 7/8/9/10: Sala’s Camp, Masai Mara
Day 11: The Retreat at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi (Day Room)
Full board accommodation (all meals, house wines, house spirits, beers, soft drinks, laundry, selected activities)
All internal flights (scheduled/private charter flights)
Park and conservation fees
Activities including game drives, sundowners, bush picnics & other camp activities
Talks and discussions with GCF giraffe experts
Return road transfers from airstrip to lodge/camp and to/from activities including 4 X 4 safari vehicles
Exclusive vehicle use for all transfers and game drives, accompanied by one of the GCF team
Meet and assist at the airport
Flying Doctor’s cover
Giraffe Conservation Foundation donation fee of US$ 10,000
Anyone keen to learn from experts in the field
Close encounters with three different giraffe species across Kenya (Rothschild’s/Nubian, Reticulated and Masai giraffes). Exclusive hands-on conservation experience. Leading giraffe experts by your side for unlimited insights and learning opportunities.
WHEN TO GO
This safari adventure has a set departure of 9th March 2025. At this time of year, Kenya is typically warm and dry. April is usually the onset of the rainy season, so there may be a chance of cloudier days and some rainfall towards the end of March, although weather patterns are becoming increasingly unpredictable.
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