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Maasai Giraffe


The Maasai giraffe, also known as the Kilimanjaro giraffe, is the largest subspecies of giraffe and can be found in East Africa, particularly in Kenya and Tanzania. It is easily distinguishable from other giraffe subspecies by its jagged and irregular spots, which are more geometrically shaped than those of other giraffes.

The Maasai giraffe has a distinctive deep, dark brown colored spots with irregular edges. It is known for its long neck, distinct spots, and gentle nature, making it a popular attraction for wildlife enthusiasts and tourists visiting the African savannas.

Important Information

  • Safe for Adults & Kids
  • 2-3 hours excursion
  • Available all year round
  • Walk-In Hours: 6:00AM-6:00PM
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Did you Know?

-Fun facts about Maasai Giraffe-

Spotted Supermodels

Each Maasai giraffe has a unique coat pattern that resembles oak leaves, unlike other giraffe subspecies with different patterns. This distinctive feature sets them apart and adds to their majestic appearance.

Towering Titans

As the tallest of all land animals, Maasai giraffes can reach staggering heights of 18 feet (5.5 meters), putting them on par with a three-story building! This allows them to access leaves that most other animals can't reach.

Speedy Surprise

Despite their massive size, Maasai giraffes can run quite fast when needed. They can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour (56 km/h), allowing them to escape potential predators like lions and hyenas.

Long Necks, Big Hearts

Their enormous necks, measuring up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) in length, are not just for reaching high leaves. They also house a surprisingly large heart, weighing upwards of **50 pounds (23 kg)! This powerful heart pumps blood against gravity to reach their brain located high up in their necks.

Silent Sentinels

Unlike other giraffe species, Maasai giraffes primarily communicate through non-vocal signals like head bobbing, ear flicking, and neck wrestling. They also emit occasional low moos, hisses, and whistles that are difficult for humans to hear.

Social Butterflies

Maasai giraffes are highly social animals, living in loosely knit groups called "herds." These herds can have anywhere from a few individuals to several dozen, and their composition often changes as giraffes come and go.

Maternal Masters

After a gestation period of 14-15 months, a female Maasai giraffe gives birth to a single calf, standing around 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall. The baby giraffe can stand and walk within minutes of birth and starts nibbling on leaves within a few weeks.

Adaptable Eaters

Although primarily leaf-eaters, Maasai giraffes are surprisingly flexible in their diet. They can also consume fruits, flowers, and even twigs to supplement their nutritional needs. Their long, prehensile tongues, measuring up to 18 inches (45 cm), help them grasp diverse food items.

Vulnerable Beauties

Sadly, the Maasai giraffe faces threats due to habitat loss, competition for resources, and poaching. Conservation efforts are crucial to ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures.

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Reviews From Our Guests

 First impressions when you get, there might be a little bit tatty. But you soon change your mind when you start interacting with the animals. We were greeted by ostriches, walking around freely and were able to feed them. We had an amazing guide all to ourselves called Fedelis. Her English was incredible and she was so informative about all animals and the surrounding park.


Towards the end of the tour, we were able to feed zebras, but the real highlight was feeding the giraffes, it really was an experience that I could recommend anyone to do.


A lovely, peaceful walk around the reserve, getting up close and personal with zebra and ostriches. We had a super guide called Joseph who was very knowledgeable and guided us around for about an hour and a half, and we were lucky enough to feed the giraffes too.


A perfect personal trip which we all enjoyed.

Helen and Annabel (TRIPADVISOR)

Bring a camera! Great activity for the family to interact with some of Kenyas wildlife. 2-3 hours is enough.

RainbowSunflower (Karen) - TRIPADVISOR