Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage
Details & Itinerary
This exciting tour of the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage allows you to learn about the orphaned elephants and how they are fighting threats facing these magnificent gentle giants. Since it was founded, the orphanage has successfully hand-raised more than 150 infant elephants and that number continues to rise.
Day Tour Overview
Located in a secluded area of the Nairobi National Park the orphanage cares for baby elephants and other orphaned species with a dedicated team of conservationists. The orphanage is run by Daphne Sheldrick, the wife of the late famous Naturalist, David William Sheldrick who was the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya from its inception in 1948 to 1976.
At 11:00 am, the baby animals are brought from the National Park for a mud-bath at the orphanage, where for an hour you can get close to them and sometimes touch them. You can’t feed them but will get a chance to view the handlers feeding them. The Private Session strictly between 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm each day and allows you to see and interact with the animals in private; advance booking required.