David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Tour Excursion

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust & Giraffe Centre

Best known for being Pioneers in the rescue and hand-raising of orphaned baby elephants and rhinos, through to their reintegration to the wild when grown. Saving wild lives today and securing habitats for the future generation.  The baby elephant orphanage on the edge of Nairobi National Park is the first to successfully hand-rear infant elephants and rehabilitate them. Once the orphans have healed psychologically and physically, usually at around the age of two years, they are then ready for the next phase of their rehabilitation at Ithumba in Tsavo National Park.

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust & Giraffe Centre

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small flexible charity, established in memory of David Sheldrick, famous Naturalist and founder Warden of Kenya’s giant Tsavo East National Park in which he served from 1948 until 1976. Since its inception in 1977 the Trust has played an extremely significant and important role in Kenya’s conservation effort. Six Trustees assisted by an Advisory Committee of practical Naturalists with a lifetime experience of African conditions oversee and direct the operations of the Trust. The orphan elephants and rhinos are just some of the many wildlife commitments they are involved in. The Trust does not solicit funds and relies entirely on donations from our caring and compassionate friends and clients who visit the center on daily basis.

To date the Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in their care.

The success of their Orphans’ Projects is due to the assistance of many organizations and individuals but particularly to the support of the Trust’s Fostering Programme. If you wish, you can foster one or more of the elephant orphans from as little as 0nly USD$50 per Orphan per year and you will be updated on a monthly newsletter of the Orphan you support.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.

There are 3 visiting time slots at the Nairobi orphanage each day and we recommend planning ahead to ensure you get to spend time with the orphans:

11:00 am: Feeding time and a mud bath open to the public which includes a presentation by the head keeper and a chance to watch the elephants play and interact (entry donation $7pp)

3:00 pm: A feeding time and mud bath which is private for one group of visitors only where you also get to interact with the orphans (donation $600-800 depending on group size)

5:00 pm: Feeding and bedtime at the stockade, where up to 40 foster parents get to spend time with the orphans – you do need to have fostered at least one orphan between two people and bookings are essential.

Fostering an Elephant

The Orphan’s Project exists through donations from individuals and organizations, particularly support provided via the Trust’s Fostering Programme. You can foster a baby elephant for yourself or as a gift at a cost of $50 per year. Select ‘your elephant’ online and receive monthly updates and drawings.

AT Giraffe Centre, this is a rare opportunity of literary coming face to face with Africa’s tallest animal – the giraffe or even getting a kiss from the giraffe. Feed Daisy, the famous Rothschild giraffe and her family and learn about the success story of the once endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Entrance fee contributes to other conservation projects in Kenya.

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