Visiting the Nairobi Elephant Orphanage
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is world-renowned for its work rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned baby elephants. Our Nursery, located in Nairobi National Park, is where an orphan's journey begins — a journey that will culminate, years down the line, in their reintegration back into the wild.
Friends and supporters can book to visit us in Nairobi, between 11am and 12 noon (7 days a week). During the one-hour visit, a senior Keeper will introduce each of the elephants and why they came to need our help, while the elephants themselves can be watched enjoying a milk feed and mud bath (or dust bath on cooler days!)
We are currently redeveloping our online booking system, during which time all bookings for visits on or after 08 August 2023 must to be made directly with our Nairobi Office. Please be aware that we can only accept bookings for visits that will take place within the next three months. If you wish to book a date that is more than three months from today, please diarise to contact us nearer the time of your intended visit.
When emailing us to make a booking, please state the date you wish to visit, and the number of adult and child tickets you would like to book. Confirmation of successful bookings will be emailed to you, and must be brought with you on the date of your visit. Access will only be granted to pre-booked visitors.
For all bookings, payment is due— in Cash or Mpesa — on the day of your visit. (2,000 Ksh / US$20 per person aged 12 years and above. 500 Ksh / US$5 for children under 12 years of age)
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to the Nursery and having the opportunity to introduce our Orphans' Project and the individuals in our care. If you would like to meet the elephants in advance of your visit, to discover their rescue stories and our wider conservation efforts to protect Kenya's wildlife, visit our main website.