From Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Trust Day Excursion 5 hours

  • Shared tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust takes care of the young elephants until they are old enough to be released into the wild. It also has three reintegration units located in the Greater Tsavo Conservation Area, Ithumba, and Umani Springs in the Kibwezi Forest.

Visit the elephant orphanage to see baby elephants being cared for. Learn about conservation efforts for elephants. The orphanage cares for rescued baby elephants.

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Nairobi at 9:30 AM and driven to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Have a walk through the little centre from 11 am - 12 pm in an open space, with a rope fence around it. The youngest elephants come trotting out of the bush to greet their keepers who stand at the ready with giant bottles of milk. For the next 10-15 minutes you can watch each little one slurp and gargle their milk. When they're done, there's water to play with and keepers to nudge and get hugs from. While you get to watch them play and take photos. You find out how old they were when they arrived at the orphanage, where they were rescued from, and what got them into trouble. The most common reasons for getting orphaned are the mothers poached, falling into wells, and human/wildlife conflict. Once the youngest are all fed, they are led back into the bush, and it's the turn of the 2-3 year olds. Some of them can feed themselves, and some are still fed by their keepers. It's very cute to watch them hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and close their eyes with joy as they make quick work of several gallons of milk.

What's included

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  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Transport
  • Professional Guide/Driver
  • Entrance Fees to David Sheldrick


  • Food and Drinks
  • Entrace fee to KWS
  • Alcoholic Beverages (Available to Purchase)
  • Tip and Gratuities


Available in


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Nairobi , Kenya

Pick up times available: 09:39

Pick up location: Arrival gate at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or centrally located Nairobi hotel

Ends at: Your hotel in Nairobi

Nearest airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

Eco Features:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date

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from $62 per person