David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is for both Elephant & Rhino orphanage that caters for the young ones whom have been orphaned due to various reasons
Apart from the National Park, remember I told you that you are more guaranteed to see an elephant than any other Big Five? Well, this is the reason why, there is an Elephant Orphanage situated on the western side of the park where young orphaned elephants are flown from various parts of the country to be taken care of.
It is called The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which is a small, flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour the memory of a famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, where he served from its inception in 1948 until his transfer to Nairobi in 1976 to head the Planning Unit of the newly created Wildlife Conservation & Management Department.
The Elephant Orphanage as it’s popularly known helps save the lives of orphaned Elephants and Rhinos who are ultimately released back into the wild when they come of age. For more about the trust you can visit their site. READ MORE
Visiting Hours 11:00am – 12:00pm
This is a very unique place for visitors especially those who do not have enough time to go for a safari. The orphanage is opened to the public for only an hour that is from 11am to midday but if you adapt a baby elephant, you are allowed to go spend time with them in the evening from 5pm.
The Elephant and Rhino nursery for the orphans
- See the babies feeding the formula milk
- Play time with the guests
- Take photos
- Adapt a baby Elephant or Rhino
- Learn about their history
- Great stories of how they relate and sleep with their care givers
- Where they are taken when the come of age
What You Need
These are some of the items you can carry