Wildlife in Nairobi
Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage & The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
“A lifetime dedicated to the protection and preservation of Africa’s Wilderness and its denizens, particularly endangered species such as elephants and black rhino.”
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour the memory of David Sheldrick, a famous naturalist and founder warden of Tsavo East National Park.
The Orphanage helps save lives of orphaned elephants and rhinos, who are ultimately released back into the wild. It opens its doors to the public from 11h00 until 12h00 daily, and guests can support the trust’s invaluable conservation work by ‘adopting’ orphaned Elephant and Black Rhino babies. The Trust is involved in many further conservation and community outreach projects throughout Kenya and continues to provide a blueprint for the welfare of animals in captivity and for the conservation of animals in the wild.
The Giraffe Centre is a Non-Profit organization with the main objective to provide free environmental and conservation education to the Kenyan youth as well as to protect endangered wildlife species, especially the Rothschild Giraffe, through a unique breeding project which started in 1979. Guests have the opportunity to get up close and let these gentle giants eat right out of their hand.
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is a beautiful and unique ecosystem and the only protected area in the world with a variety of wild animals close to a capital city. Only a few minutes’ drive from Nairobi, it is as wild and eventful as any of the other game sanctuaries in Kenya. Though Elephant are absent, the rest of the big five can be found.