The Giraffe Sanctuary is well worth a visit if you are of a mind to have a closer look at the world’s tallest land mammal. It is located south of the city centre, not far from Nairobi National Park. You won’t need to spend much time here, but it is wise to allow up to half a day considering the traffic that usually plagues Nairobi. The site is used as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, and calves born here are released into the wild at the age of two years. There is an educational centre, a large semi-fenced enclosure where the giraffes browse, and a platform from where you can feed (and kiss, if you are so inclined) a member of this fascinating species. Wet, sticky but at the same time rather endearing.