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Visit to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

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Spend the day touring the David Sheldrick Elephant Trust. We'll pick you up from your Nairobi hotel, drive you there, and then return you back after the activity.


  • Witness heartwarming interactions with orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick
  • Support elephant conservation efforts through your visit.
  • Explore the artistry of Kazuri Beads and empower local women artisans.


Introducing the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Day Tour with Kazuri Beads, a captivating and culturally enriching experience that combines a visit to the renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust with an opportunity to explore the beautiful world of Kazuri Beads. This unique day tour not only allows you to witness the incredible conservation efforts at the elephant orphanage but also offers a chance to engage with the local artisans at Kazuri Beads and support their sustainable livelihoods. Your day tour begins with a convenient pick-up from your Nairobi accommodation. Embark on a scenic drive to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, located within Nairobi National Park. Upon arrival, you will receive a warm welcome and an informative briefing about the trust's conservation initiatives and the elephants in their care. As you venture into the orphanage, witness the remarkable sight of baby elephants being bottle-fed by their dedicated keepers. Learn about the individual histories and unique personalities of the orphaned elephants, hearing their touching stories of rescue and rehabilitation. Get an up-close encounter with these gentle giants during their mud bath time, observing their playful interactions and witnessing their endearing antics. After your visit to the elephant orphanage, embark on a short drive to Kazuri Beads, a social enterprise empowering local women through the art of beadmaking. Explore the Kazuri Beads workshop and gain insights into the intricate process of creating unique and handcrafted jewelry. Engage with the skilled artisans, learning about their traditional techniques and the stories behind each bead. Conclude your day tour with a return transfer to your Nairobi accommodation, carrying the memories of the remarkable conservation efforts at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the beauty of Kazuri Beads.


Pickup and drop off to your hotel Entrance fee to the Elephant Trust Our assistance at any time Transport Bottled drinking water Professional guide/driver

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