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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I have always wanted to visit this magnificent place and today I finally did. The experience was amazing! Watching the elephants, I couldn't help but be awed by how cute and gentle they are... if you haven't yet, please go. Only 500 bob for a lifetime's worth of experience.
David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage gives a heart warming experience. Definitely a go to for family and friends. Along with showing the animals as well as explaining each one's story, they allow different people to adopt the elephants. The adoption paperwork is a breeze and the contribution amount is one every decent-salary-earning person should considering parting with for the benefit of our wildlife.
It was amazing experience... Adorable elephants. I haven't seen an elephant especially not a little one so close by,especially not running, eating, slurping in water or being fed from a bottle like a baby. Clearly a popular attraction, since it's open only from 11 to 12, you should expect a LOT of visitors. *Pro tip*: stand the furthest to the right from the gate. It may seem near to the elephant and from the elephants and you can enjoy them very close from you...there are water sprinkles which is near to this place for elephants
We chose to adopt last year and again this year as a birthday gift to our daughter. It’s a great way to give back, learn about our gentle giants and get up close and personal. How many can say that have touched or interacted with elephants!!!? Lovely
Initially I was a bit skeptical about this location as there were a swarm of cars descending on the place like flies on you know what. But after getting down to the field where the elephants interact with people and play and eat it was very nice. The Rangers were knowledgeable and explained each of the elephants stories and how they rehabilitate the elephants to be reintroduced to the wild. It's a fantastic organization!