Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is located near Nairobi National
Park. This orphanage for Elephant Calves and Rhinos from all over
Kenya was founded and still managed by Daphne Sheldrick, the widow
of one of Kenya's best known Game Wardens David Sheldrick.
Sheldrick was at the centre of the 1970's Ivory poaching wars in Tsavo National
the Sheldrick orphanage is a focal point for Elephant Conservation.
calves orphanned by poaching are brought here from all over the country. They
receive extremely specialized treatment here, and literally receive personal care
24 hours a day from highly dedicated staff who become surrogate mothers to the
the calves are moved to Tsavo, where they are carefully reintroduced into wild
centre is open to the public each morning (11am-12pm)
this time the calves are being exercised and bathed and visitors are free to watch.
This is a good centre for general information on Elephants and their Conservation.
Sheldrick Elephant Wildlife orphanage is a great place to go for a day tour from
your Nairobi hotel to see the baby elephants as they are being taken care of by
the caretakers. The Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage takes care of abandoned
elephant babies and brings them up using baby milk formula and providing companionship
and social attention until they are adult enough to go back to the wilderness.
baby elephants in the orphanage are brought in after losing their mothers from
poaching or being abandoned in water wells, in pits and near villages. The baby
eles are so fragile that they even succumb to pneumonia when young. They are taken
care of by being fed on milk formula from plastic feeding bottles until they are
David Sheldrick elephant animal orphanage is managed by the David Sheldrick Trust
which has many other anti poaching and desnaring projects in Kenyan parks. The
trust was started after the death of David Sheldrick, Husband to Daphne Sheldrick
in 1978. He was the founder game Warden of Tsavo National park, the largest protected
area in Kenya measuring 21,000 sq km.
will be given the life history and names of all the baby elephants at the Daphne
Sheldrick elephant sanctuary and how they came to be orphaned. The baby elephants
are so free with people that they will come very close to be touched by you in
a special enclosure where people can interact with them.
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage
where you come close to elephant calves! Daphne Sheldrick As part of the David
Sheldrick Conservation Foundation rehabilitates baby elephants and other wildlife
here at her home just outside of Nairobi National Park. These babies have lost
their mothers to poaching, death, injuries,on getting lost in the wild or other
tragedies. Daphne and her dedicated staff raise them to be released back into
the wild when they are ready. Its worth visiting and see humanitarian care to
the wildlife and the heart it takes to care. They charge a small entrance fees
instead you can buy a souvenir or donate for the conservation.
from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International airport or Wilson airport to your Nairobi
city guest houses or suburbs hotels. Transfer services are available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week. This is a private transfer.
making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Nairobi
hotel or Destination details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours.
you have collected your luggage, our Nairobi airport office representative ( Driver
will patiently wait for you,
holding a sign board reading you names.
for a sign board reading you names at the arrival terminal.
time of booking YOU MUST include the following:
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/ pm arrival )
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you to the Nairobi hotels, Nairobi guest houses, Nairobi hostels, Nairobi Cottages,
Resorts and Campsites or to any other Nairobi environs transfer services requested.
* English speaking driver
* One way private transfer
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at the airport upon arrival
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