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.
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Children from 3 to 12US$ 50
Children under 3Free
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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport in an air condition vehicle.
Entrance to the elephant orhanage David Sheldrick.
Bottle of water per person on board the bus.
When to book?
You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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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.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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