Last month we had a free afternoon in Nairobi, so on my daughter’s recommendation, we visited the Langata giraffe sanctuary.
From a raised platform, you can get up to giraffe height and see these evolutionary marvels very close up indeed.
From such close range you can really appreciate their glamorous eyes.
These wild animals are habituated to people and allow you to touch them and tempt them with food treats.
We were particularly happy to see groups of local schoolchildren visiting the sanctuary to discover their natural heritage for themselves.
And if you put a food treat in your lips, the giraffe will very gently take it from your mouth using its long tongue. The effect is a soft, warm bristly kiss!