Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Nairobi
This is home to tiny new-born elephants, whose parents have been killed either by natural death, poachers or have been separated from their mothers for some other reason; Family is very important for elephant calf as it depends on its mother’s milk for the first two years of its life. The orphanage offers hope for an orphaned baby elephant fortunate enough to be found alive and so far, the orphanage is proud to have saved over 150 orphaned infant calves, which would otherwise have perished.
The baby elephants are raised at the orphanage with the intention of gradually reintegrating them into the wild. The age range of the elephants can vary from a few months to three years. Each elephant is assigned to its own keeper, who acts as a surrogate mother and will stay with the elephant until it is released back into the wild in Tsavo East National Park.
Foster an Orphaned Baby Elephant
When you fulfill this wish on your bucket list, you gain more than the joy of adopting and visiting an elephant calf saved from perishing in the wild. Your generosity and participation in the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s elephant orphanage program help lost little ones grow strong and find new homes within the safety of Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park.
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Opening Hours
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage nursery is open to the public daily between 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. By appointment from 5:00 pm when they return to the stockades for the night you can visit the baby elephants again. This evening visit is for foster parents only and the date must be booked in advance by the guest by contacting Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Location
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is located within Nairobi National Park. Driving distance from the city center is approximate: 16.9 km (10.47 mi, 9.1 nmi), along Uhuru Highway/A104, Langata Road and then turning to Magadi Road which is C58. You will turn at KWS Central Workshop Gate, Nairobi, Kenya. Straight line or air distance: 10.88 km, 6.76 miles, 5.87 nautical miles.
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Contacts
|DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST
P.O. Box 15555
Telephone: +254 (0) 202 301 396
+254 (0) 733 891 996