Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage with Transfers

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Take a tour of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi to meet and feed rescued orphaned baby elephants. Add an optional visit to see the traditional practice of bead-making in a local factory.


  • Attent one hour activity in feeding the elephant orphanage
  • Visit mothers making clay beads in to necklaces and interact with them
  • Elephant Orphanage Entry Ticket


The tour starts by picking you up from your hotel in Nairobi. We will drive you to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to have a walk through the little center in an open space, with a rope fence around it. The youngest elephants come trotting out of the bush to greet their keepers who stand at the ready with giant bottles of milk. For the next 10-15 minutes you can watch each little one slurp and gargle their milk. When they're done, there's water to play with and keepers to nudge and get hugs from. While you get to watch them play and take photos. You find out how old they were when they arrived at the orphanage, where they were rescued, and what got them into trouble. The most common reasons for getting orphaned are mothers poached, falling into wells, and human/wildlife conflict. Once the youngest are all fed, they are led back into the bush, and it's the turn of the 2-3-year-olds. Some of them can feed themselves, and some are still fed by their keepers. It's very cute to watch them hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and close their eyes with joy as they make quick work of several gallons of milk.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Elephant Orphanage entry fee Driver/guide Bottled drinking water

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