Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa
At the heart of the DSWT’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.
No stay in Nairobi is complete without a visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Orphan’s Project and this can either take the form of a public viewing from 11am for 1 hour where you see the little orphaned elephants being given milk, or, if you foster an orphan in advance, you have a more private viewing at 5pm and have the opportunity to see the elephants settled in for the night. Both are amazing interactions for adults and children alike nd can be incorporated into your safari to Kenya.