David Sheldrick Orphanage Tour 2024/2025

David Sheldrick Orphanage Tour

3 hours Sheldrick Orphanage Day Trip

Our representative will pick you from your hotel or the Airport for the transfer to the David Sheldrick Orphanage. We arrive at this world-famous animal refuge in time for the daily feeding at 11:00 am. located in a secluded area of the Nairobi national park. The center hosts orphaned elephants, rescued from the wild.

Since inception, the orphanage has successfully hand-raised more than 150 infant elephants.

The centre also hosts orphaned and injured rhinos. Once in a while you may be joined by other guest animals, such as the odd-looking common warthogs who come to steal some of the elephant food and enjoy a mud roll at the pit.

During this one-hour visit, the baby elephants are brought out to play and are fed.

The visitors can watch them from behind a rope. Wardens are on hand to explain the work of the orphanage and to answer any questions raised by the visitors at the orphanage you will learn about the orphaned elephants and how they got to the centre.

You will also learn elephant biology and the threats facing the species. Once they are old enough the elephants are gradually introduced to the wild in Tsavo East National Park.

David Sheldrick Orphanage Tour
David Sheldrick Orphanage Tour

The education team will teach you about how the orphans are cared for until rehabilitation. Imagine the sight of dozens of baby elephants running to their handlers and latching on to giant baby bottles! It’s a scene of unforgettable cuteness.

After the babies have had their fill of formula, it’s bath time. Just feet from you, the tiny elephants roll in the mud, playing and spraying each other. You will also learn how you can adopt a baby elephant.

The centre was founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick. It was set up in honour of the memory of Dr. Dame Daphne’s late husband, who was the founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park located in southern Kenya. As one of the pioneers of wildlife conservation in Kenya, David Sheldrick was a renown naturalist and his legacy lives on.

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