Celebrating Madaraka Day at Nairobi’s Tourist Attractions with Priyan Solanki

Celebrating Madaraka Day at Nairobi’s Tourist Attractions with Go Places Digital Fashion & Lifestyle Brand Ambassador’ Priyan Solanki

The 1st of June commemorates the day in 1963 that Kenya attained independence. “Madaraka” in the national language’ Swahili means Freedom

This year the national holiday would not be celebrated the way Kenyan’s are used to’ as we have a curfew, practice of social distancing, temporary closure of certain establishments and the restriction of travel between counties. As we await for things to get back to normal, this is a great time to reflect and be thankful as a Nation, as we have always shown unity and resilience during the most challenging times, and Covid 19 is no different. Kenya will come out stronger!  and will soon be ready to receive domestic, regional and international tourists once again.

Kenya is a must travel to destination with many attractions and experiences. 2 popular tourist excursions and attractions within the heart of Nairobi is the Giraffe Centre and the David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage.


Giraffe Centre

The Giraffe Centre is the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya), a Kenyan non-profit organisation with the main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country’s wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species’ and endangered Rothschild Giraffe. The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W. Kenya) also known as the Giraffe Center is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization, which was founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979. The Giraffe Centre relies on tourists to ensure that their conservation initiative for protecting the endangered Rothschild Giraffe continues. During these challenging time you can support through a DONATION


David Sheldrick’s Wildlife Trust

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife and habitats.
Working across Kenya, the projects include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a “quality of life in wild terms” when grown.

They are best known for their work with elephants, operating the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. While the Orphans’ Project is the heart of the organisation, it cannot exist in isolation and over the last 40 years the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has developed an extensive, multi-faceted approach to conservation to ensure a greater and long-lasting impact for wildlife.

Through their Aerial, Anti-Poaching and Mobile Veterinary Units, they are actively safeguarding the natural environment and providing immediate assistance to wild animals in need. Their renowned Orphans’ Project allows them to respond to and rescue orphaned baby elephants, rhinos and other wild species across Kenya, so that they might enjoy a life back in the wild when grown.

Community Outreach engages them with local people living alongside wildlife, while their Saving Habitat initiative is focused on securing irreplaceable wilderness areas so that animals will always have space to roam.

Working alongside the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Kenya Forest Service and local communities their multifaceted approach to conservation is underpinned by their collaboration with local communities bordering Kenya’s National Parks. Working alongside Kenya’s local people is paramount in securing a safe and bright future for both wildlife, humans and reducing human-wildlife conflict. Make a DONATION

Both conservation and educational organizations are taking great measures and precautions to adhere to the health and safety protocols to ensure that all tourists will remain safe when visiting. The Giraffe Centre and The David Sheldrick’s Wildlife Trust will soon be open to tourists. Watch this space for updates and make sure to do your bookings through Go Places Africa DMC as they will have some unique exciting Magical Kenya itineraries once travel resumes.

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