David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Or Sheldrick Elephant OrphanageCurrently Closed
- Address: Bogan Gate, Magadi Road, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
- Timings: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Details
- Phone: 254-02089199
- Ticket Price: 500 KES
- Tags: Wildlife Park, Family And Kids, Nature
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Or Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage - Review
Founded by Dame Sheldrick in honour of her husband, The elephant nursery is just open to people in general for an hour, between 11am - 12pm. The visitors stroll through the minimal focus and onto an open space, with a rope wall around it. The most youthful elephants come jogging out of the hedge to welcome their managers who stand at the entrance, prepared with large jugs of milk. For the following 10-15 minutes the visitors can watch every minimal one slurp and swish their milk. When they're carried out, there's water to play with and guardians to bump and get embraces from. The viewers can touch and nestle any elephant that verges on the ropes, and at times they'll sneak by the ropes and must be pursued over by the guardians. While the tourists get to watch them play and take photographs, every infant gets presented over a receiver. It is figured out how old they were at the time when they were brought at the shelter, and it is notified where they were protected from, and what got them into inconvenience. The most widely recognized explanations behind getting stranded are that the mother may have been poached, or the baby may have fallen into traps, along with the human / wildlife clash. When the most youthful are all bolstered, they are headed forwards into the bramble, and then it is the turn of the 2-3 year olds. Some of the babies can nourish themselves, while some are still encouraged by their guardians. It is extremely adorable to watch them hold their giant flasks of milk in their trunks and speedily suck in some gallons of milk with their eyes shut. Moreover, the visitors are allowed to touch them assuming that they verge on the ropes (which they usually will), and watch them collaborate with their attendants, chomp on a few limbs of their top choice acacias, and play with the half drums of water and mud.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Or Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Information
- The centre is only open for an hour whle the calves are excercised and bathed.
- You will need a car to get there. Hire a taxi.
Restaurants Near David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Or Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
- Nairobi Java House
- Rolf's Place
- Ranger's Restaurant
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10 AM - 11 AM
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Or Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi Reviews
Breathtaking experience and a reminder of how precious our animal friends and earthly companions are. These elephants have been saved in the wild and nurtured back to life. At three they are released back to the wild. They elephants are clearly happy and well taken care of and come close to say hello and spray you with muddy goodness (if you are lucky). Some wild hog appeared and were a sight to see. You can donate online or adopt an elephant. If you are in Kenya, drop by.
Here you can watch baby elephants drink from a bottle and cavort with each other in a mudhole as a guide explains how each animal became orphaned and what the shelter does to help them eventually return to the wild. Arrive at least 30 minutes early to get a place near the roped-off enclosure for best viewing and touching opportunities, because you'll be competing with lots of tour groups. Plan to stay about 45 minutes after the show begins. Washrooms are located in the parking area. Use them before you go inside for the show because you won't be able to re-enter the viewing area if you leave early.
What a great place to visit in Nairobi. If you are in town after a long flight and before you go on safari, or if you are about to fly home, this is a perfect experience for a few hour excursion. The only draw back in my mind is the over crowded area that makes it difficult to see. Get there early to claim a spot along the ropes and be ready to defend your spot. Many people from many different cultures come and have a different idea of personal space and what is or is not rude or pushy. But, it is well worth it to see those cute elephants up close.
The conservation work at David Sheldrick is five-star. However, the tourist attraction part is disappointing. They cram so many people around a small enclosure that it's very difficult to see any of the elephants (let alone touch them) unless you are right at the front. A bigger enclosure or two feeding times (e.g. 10.30am and 11.30am) would give visitors a much better opportunity to actually experience the attraction. If you visit, go early to get a good spot.