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David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Tour

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”  Miriam Beard

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Tour

The centre was founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick in honour of the memory of Dr. Dame Daphne’s late husband, who was the founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park located in southern Kenya. As one of the pioneers of wildlife conservation in Kenya, David Sheldrick was a renown naturalist and his legacy lives on until modern time. The centre hosts orphaned elephants, rescued mainly from Kenya. They are rehabilitated here and then taken to a secondary facility in southern Kenya to prepare them for their adult lives. The centre also hosts orphaned and injured rhinos. These too are rehabilitated and cared for by the keepers at the centre. Once in a while you may be joined by other guest animals, such as the odd-looking Common Warthogs who come to steal some of the elephant food and enjoy a mud roll at the pit.

The Day Tour 

You will be picked by our guide from your hotel and head to elephant orphanage. At the orphanage you will learn about the orphaned elephants and how they got to the centre. You will also learn elephant biology and the threats facing the species. The local education team will also teach you about how the orphans are cared for until rehabilitation. Further, you will learn how you can adopt a baby elephant, if you are interested in adopting.


  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT


  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees