Crescent Island & Lake Naivasha

Crescent Island & Lake Naivasha

Crescent Island in Lake Naivasha is 93 km (58 mi) northeast of Nairobi. It is a walkable island where you can walk among giraffe, zebra, hippos, antelope, wildebeest, and many birds such as goliath heron, spoonbills and giant kingfishers. It takes you a couple hours to walk around the park. These animals were brought her to film Out of Africa and were left here to thrive. There are no predators on the island.


You can take a boat to get to the island from the Country Club, Hippo Safaris, Sopa or Simba Lodge, Fisherman’s Camp or Elsamere.


Elephant Orphanage

Elephant Orphanage

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is located 21 km (13 mi) south of Amani Gardens. It is known for it’s preservation of endangered species such as elephants and rhinos. It has a not-to-miss elephant orphanage. It is a good place for children.


Visiting hours are daily from 11am-12 pm. Visitors line up around a rope and watch the baby elephants drink milk, play with their keepers and in the mud. You will probably get to pet a few of them as well.

Giraffe Centre

The Giraffe Centre is located in Karen, 23 km (14 mi) from Amani Gardens. It was established in order to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe that is found only in the grasslands of East Africa.

The main attraction for visitors is feeding giraffes from a raised observation platform. This is a great place for children. The centre is also home to several warthogs which freely roam the area along with the giraffes.



Daily including weekends and public holidays between: 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Non Resident Adult = Kshs.1000
Non Resident Child/Student = Kshs.500
Resident Adult = Kshs.200
Resident Child = Kshs.50

Map to the Giraffe Centre from Amani Gardens