Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre Tour in Nairobi

Day Trips & Excursions in Kenya

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Spend the day visiting David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to observe baby and young orphaned elephants: viewing is strictly between 11am and 12pm. Then, you'll visit the Giraffe Center to experience a supervised feeding session. NB: On Christmas Day 25th December - David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage will be closed for Holiday, we will offer alternative
The tour starts by picking you from your Hotel/Home within Nairobi.You'll travel to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to walk through the center from 11am - 12pm 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. Then, you'll have time to watch the elephants play. 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 being: mother's 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. Watch them interact with their keepers, munch on some branches of their favorite acacias, and play with the half drums of water and mud.You will then be driven to Giraffe centre where you feed Rothschild giraffes under the supervision of keepers. The center has rescued, hand-reared and released around 500 orphaned giraffes back into the wild since opening in 1979. This attraction offers opportunities to feed the endangered Rothschild's giraffe by hand. The location also offers a fine education on the physiology, behaviors and habitat preferences of these beautiful animals.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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