Visiting the Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi.


This is an amazing and fun tour in Nairobi that also gives one truly Heart- touching memories. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Nursery bordering Nairobi National Park offers safe haven to orphaned baby elephants rescued from parks and reserves in Kenya. The nursery cares for the young elephants, including hand rearing them until they are old enough to be gradually introduced back to the wild in Tsavo East National Park among other places.

The Entry Fee upto May 2023 is Kshs 1500/- (US$15) per person. However from 01st June 2023 till Jan 2024 the entry fee will be increased to USD 20 per person. Visiting times are 11 am to 12pm daily ( 1 hour). As the orphanage lies on the outskirts of Nairobi city, off Langata road, it is advisable to allow for enough time to get here, typically anything from 1 hour to 45 minutes depending on you hotel location in Nairobi . Contact Us using the yellow Enquiry button below to arrange a private visit here. You may also opt to combine this tour of Nairobi with a trip to the nearby Giraffe Center and a stop for lunch at a charming restaurant in the same area.


Our Driver-Guide collects you from your hotel at 9.30am for transfer to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Nursery at Nairobi National Park, in time for their opening at 11am. Spend an hour at the nursery viewing the baby Elephants as they are fed and play with each other, in an open exhibition ground where visitors are free to watch closely and take photos. At 12pm we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Please Note:

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Nursery is open daily for visitors only from 11am to 12pm [ 1 hour]. Members of the Public may choose to Foster specific baby Elephants in the Nursery and may be granted access to visit the nursery during late afternoon hours. For information on becoming a Sponsor, please visit


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What's included

  • Return Transfers from any Nairobi Hotel to the David Sheldrick Elephant Nursery in a Safari Tour Van or Sedan vehicle in case of 2 persons, Services of an English speaking Driver-guide, and Entry Fees for yourselves.

What's not included

  • Visit to Giraffe Center { optional at extra cost }, Meals, Personal and Personal Effects Insurances and all items not listed as included.