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
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.
- 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.
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95% of people who visit Nairobi include David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Or Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
94.57% of people start their David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Or Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
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A beautiful place where they give the history of each elephant, what their names are, and how they are helped. The lecture is very informative while you watch the elephants roam around and you get to even touch them. The most fun part is watching the staff feed the elephants milk. The whole thing only happens twice a day so check the timings before you go and get the early to get a good spot!
The orphanage is only open from 11-12 pm every day and will let you see the most adorable baby elephants! This activity is great for adults and kids and only costs US$7 per person. Get there at about 10:30 am, you’ll see a crowd of people just standing outside, don’t panic, this is normal! They don’t open the gates until 11 am and once they do everyone just files in, there is no reason to rush everyone gets in and has a great view. Make sure you bring cash (US dollars are accepted), there will be ladies just collecting the entry fee at the front.
The Sheldrick Elephant and Rhino orphanage is a magical place. The elephant caretakers are so dedicated and visiting here renews one's faith in humanity. Absolutely take time to visit. Be sure to arrive well before 11am in order to get in line for entrance. You'll see the caretakers bring the baby elephants in from playing in the forest and feed them bottles and branches. Lots of fun!
Beautiful orphanage located in Nairobi Kenya. My wife and I have donated and adopted elephants for the last 3 years and it was amazing to see how these funds make a difference to protect and develop these baby elephants. Able to see the elephants come back from the bush with there individual keeper who is responsible for them 24/7. Let them once back in their pens and speak to the keepers on the behaviors and habits of their elephants. Extremely worthwhile either before or after a long safari. I encourage to adopt an elephant and ensure that elephants will be around for generations to come and enjoy. Truly a Magnificat animal.
I loved it here. It breaks my Heart that these elephants were abandoned due to some of the reasons that they were. It makes my heart happy that this sanctuary takes care of that and gives them the chance to go back into the wild it's an amazing place and I definitely recommend it. Everyone there cares so much about their elephants. They are well taken care of, fed and given an opportunity for life again!