Located on the outskirts of Nairobi, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage is one of the most reputable in Kenya. Enjoy a unique experience up close to these incredible animals.
David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
After picking you up from your hotel in Nairobi, we'll head to the outskirts of the capital of Kenya to visit one of the most well-known wildlife preservation and protection centres in East Africa, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Thanks to the hard work of this revered lawyer, who spent the vast majority of his career fighting against poaching, hundreds of animals have escaped a cruel death.
This orphanage, which pays tribute to Sheldrick, is home to tens of baby elephants whose mothers have been killed by poachers. Rescued from the poachers' and ivory traffickers' hunting grounds; in the centre, these calves receive all the care and attention that they need until they reach adulthood. From then, they receive help in order to be able to reintegrate into a wild herd with other elephants.
Once at the wildlife trust, you'll have free time to explore at your own leisure. You'll be able to bottle feed the elephants and even play with the most friendly ones. The elephants' carers will help you to interact with the calves while explaining all their specific needs. Plus, if you fall head over heels, you can always adopt an elephant.
Once we've had around 90 minutes at the elephant orphanage, we will head back and drop you off at your hotel in Nairobi.
If you would prefer a more wildlife-filled day, why not check out our Nairobi Full Day Tour, which includes a trip to the elephant orphanage and the giraffe centre or our Nairobi National Park Tour, which explores the elephant orphanage and the city's national park.
Per personUS$ 30
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport in an air condition vehicle.
Entrance to the elephant orhanage.
Bottle of water per person on board the bus.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Nairobi).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).