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Old 10-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Recommendation for excellent view of giraffes at AK

Am looking for a recommendation of an exact location at AK (either villas or regular resort rooms) for an excellent view of giraffes. Thank you so much!
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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I am not sure an exact location exists.
The animals are free roaming - so there is absolutely no way to know where they will be spending their time during your stay.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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I think maybe you took my request for an exact location too literal. I understand that animals do roam about. I was hoping for a recommendation of a general lication that would give better chances of great animal views.
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DD and I had the best giraffe view. We were in Zebra Trail, facing the Uzima Savannah. (Room 3508) There were always giraffes out, especially around feeding times. It was rare to be in our room and not have at least one giraffe outside. There was even a water hole and DD loved watching them bend down to drink.

The only downfall of that area was no zebras.

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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We have been there many times, and see giraffes wherever we stay. You might ask for a central location, however, not too high up so you will feel closer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:49 PM   #6
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Thank you so much for the great responses!
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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We were on the zebra trail facing the Arusha savannah in 5519 (villa) and there was a giraffe feeding station directly in front of our balcony so I felt like they were always around. Sometimes several at a time which was neat.
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We were on Zebra Trail facing Arusha savanna, room 2419. When I first saw the room # I almost asked for something higher up but once we got to the room it was a perfect view. I think a bit higher we would have had trees in the way. They gave us a checklist of the animals we saw and we checked off every. single. one . My girls loved waking up or when we would return from a park, open the drapes to see who was visiting.
The caretakers put food all around to draw the animals so you get to see them all . The giraffes would follow the feeding trucks and pick food right out of the back There were times during the day when the animals were in the barn or drawn elsewhere so they could clean up but if you just asked someone out there they could tell you when the animals would be back, usually within an hour or 2.

FANTASTIC hotel, great pool, excellent amenities and the only place it felt even a bit crowded was near Boma. Definitely our hotel from now on!
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1st trip EVER 10/2004 ASMo, Girls 1st trip 10/2012 AKL, 2/2013 AKL, 1/2014 BW & BLT

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