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Giraffe Charity Weekend 22nd-23rd June


The dedicated team of giraffe keepers are putting together a fun giraffe-themed event weekend, in aid of the Kordofan Giraffe Project and to raise money for the last of the Kordofan Giraffe.

World Giraffe Day takes place on Friday 21st June and is an exciting initiative of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) to celebrate the longest‐necked animal on the longest day of the year!

It is estimated that there are only approximately 111,000 giraffe remaining in all of Africa. Kordofan Giraffe are a critically endangered subspecies of the Northern giraffe and it is thought to be less than 2,000 of them left in the world! 

Led by Dominique Rhoades, a former keeper at Woburn Safari Park, the Kordofan Giraffe Project is the first research of Kordofan giraffe within Chad.

In collaboration with African Parks Network, the project is seeing the first-ever surveys of the Kordofan giraffe population conducted in the Zakuoma National Park and is producing research that will be used in vital conservation decisions.


Buy standard admission tickets and come along to the park on the 22nd - 23rd June to help raise money for the giraffes.

Join the team of dedicated keepers outside the Safari Restaurant during the weekend, where you can join in some of the giraffe-themed fun activites, pick up some raffle tickets and help raise money to support this beautiful species.

Meet the giraffes on a special Mini VIP Trip!

You could even meet Woburn's Rothschild's giraffe herd on a special trip in a VIP Land Rover. Spend 30 minutes on a mini guided tour in the nine acre giraffe reserve, amongst the majestic giants for just £25 per person, with all proceeds going to the Kordofan Giraffe Project.

Spaces are limited so book yours here now and trips are suitable for all ages

Terms & Availability of Mini VIP Trips

The Mini VIP Trip does not include admission to Woburn Safari Park and all proceeds go to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, and specifically Kordofan Research project in Chad. 

Eight places are available per time slot and unless you book all 8 places, you will be sharing your trip with other guests.

Unfortunately, the VIP Land Rovers are not wheelchair accessible. If you have limited accessibility, we may still be able to arrange something for you, so please get in touch via

Children under 12 will be provided with a booster seat to ensure secure travel in our Land Rovers

Children under 4 years of age must travel in a suitable car seat, provided and fitted by parent/guardian.