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Kenya Sights

David Sheldrick Orphanage for Rhinos and Elephants

  • Magadi Rd. Map It
  • Nairobi
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 12/02/2014

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Take a morning excursion, which you can book through your tour guide or hotel concierge, to this amazing rescue center that was set up by Dame Daphne Sheldrick after the death of her husband, David, who was famous for his anti-poaching activities in Tsavo National Park. You'll be able to watch baby elephants at play or having a bath, knowing that one day when they're old enough they will be successfully reintroduced into the wild. It's an absolutely unmissable and heartwarming

experience. Make a donation, however small, or go for gold and adopt your own baby elephant.

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Magadi Rd., entrance at maintenance gate, Nairobi, 00503, Kenya

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Sight Details:

  • Ksh500
  • Daily 11 am–12 pm

Updated 12/02/2014


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Apr 6, 2013

A haven for rhina orphans and other animals. Visitors can Adopt an Elephant Orphan or Rhino Orphan. African Servalcat Safaris Ltd. P.O Box 4628 00100 GPO Nairobi-Kenya. Tel:+254 (0)20 2587644 Mobile: +254 722 691988,+254 733 904294 Website:

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