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Into Africa offers the opportunity to come eye to eye with some of Africa’s most unusual animals. Giraffes, zebras, okapis, pygmy hippos, warthogs and African hunting dogs all feature in this exciting exhibit.

Observe the elegance and grace of the giraffes from the viewing platform, taking in the African-like surroundings from a giraffe’s viewpoint.

Giraffe at ZSL London Zoo


A close-up of a African Hunting Dog at ZSL London Zoo.

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Meet the Giraffes at ZSL London Zoo

Meet the Giraffes

Come eye-to-eye with the world’s tallest animal with our special Meet the Giraffes experience.

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Meghan the okapi with keeper Gemma

Meghan the okapi celebrates World Okapi Day 2018!

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Meghan the okapi celebrated her first birthday on 3 December 2018 with tasty treats from keepers.

Meet the Giraffes at ZSL London Zoo

Our Meet the Giraffes video shows you what to expect when you book this amazing animal experience at ZSL London Zoo

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Meet the Giraffes at ZSL London Zoo

Regretfully, the Zoo is closed to the public following Government advice in response to COVID-19. As a result, we are postponing experiences that were due to take place up until 1 June 2020. All visitors affected by this will receive an email to confirm next steps.

Any bookings for experiences after this date will be reviewed as we continue to act on the advice of the Government. Thank you for your understanding.


Meet the Giraffes

Come eye-to-eye with the world’s tallest animal with our special Meet the Giraffes experience.

Enjoy hand feeding our giraffes an afternoon snack with an expert zoo keeper on hand to tell you about our giraffes along with some amazing giraffe facts.  

Meet the Giraffes experience includes:

  • Meet and hand-feed our giraffes
  • Meet an expert Zookeeper and discover more about our giraffes 
  • Kept to a maximum of six participants so you get quality time with the giraffes and Zookeeper

What to expect on the day

This 20 minute VIP experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our expert Zookeeper who, depending on weather, will then take you inside the giraffe house or to our special VIP giraffe observation deck, which brings you head to head with our giraffe. You will then help our zoo keeper hand feed the giraffe whilst learning more about this amazing species.

There will be a maximum of six people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with the giraffes and zoo keeper.

Tip: You will have plenty of opportunity to take some fantastic photographs so don’t forget to bring your camera!   


Know Before You Book Meet the Giraffes

Important information before booking your Meet the Giraffes experience:

  • Children must be at least 5 years of age and at least 3 feet tall to take part.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who must also purchase a Meet the Giraffes experience ticket. There must be no more than 2 children per adult. 
  • General admission is not included and must be purchased separately.
  • You must wear appropriate closed toe footwear for the experience.
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate in our Meet the Animals experiences. 
  • Tickets are for personal use only and may not be sold on. 
  • For participants with a disability or learning difficulty, please contact on for advice before purchasing any of our experiences.
  • Accompanying carers will be given access to the enclosure free of charge. Free carer tickets must be obtained in advance and can be purchased over the phone only. Please call 0344 225 1826 to book.
  • Please arrive on time to ensure that you are present for the health and safety briefing. We advise guests arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins.
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

If you have any questions about booking please feel free to contact us.

Please note that admission to ZSL London Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately. 



  • Meet the Giraffes takes place at 2 pm daily


  • £54 per person

Purchase a gift voucher through our online shop!

Please note: ZSL members receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please call us to book on 0344 225 1826 or email

How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826

We also offer Meet the Giraffes as a gift voucher. Please visit our online shop here to book as a gift for someone.   

2020 Dates and Prices


Meet the Giraffes takes place at 2 pm daily

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This is an accessible experience. Please let us know at the time of booking if there are any access requirements.


£54 per person

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here


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