The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Giraffe Centre
The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) was set up in 1979 to protect the last remaining Rothschild’s giraffes in Kenya. At the time there were only 80 surviving individuals in the country. Thanks to their tireless hard work this number has now risen to over 600. One of the centre’s main missions today is to educate Kenyan school children about their country’s incredible wildlife and environment.
The AFEW Giraffe Centre is located next to Giraffe Manor and runs the breeding programme of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe that we are privileged to be a part of. Since AFEW was founded, wild Rothschild’s giraffe numbers have risen from 100 to around 1,800. and over 50 giraffes have been returned to the wild including Margaret, Jock and Waridi who went to Mwea National Reserve in 2018. Guests of Giraffe Manor can stroll across the front lawn of the house to visit the AFEW centre, which allows visitors to feed the giraffe from a specially built platform. There is information on display about giraffe conservation in Kenya, as well as a short nature walk and gift shop, proceeds of which go towards giraffe conservation in Kenya.