Dalphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage


The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage for Elephant Calves and Rhinos from all over Kenya and was founded and still managed by Daphne Sheldrick, the widow of one of Kenya’s best known Game Wardens David Sheldrick. Today, the Sheldrick orphanage is a focal point for Elephant Conservation.

Elephant calves orphaned by poaching are brought here from all over the country. They receive extremely specialized treatment here, and literally receive personal care 24 hours a day from highly dedicated staff who become surrogate mothers to the calves. Eventually the calves are moved to Tsavo, where they are carefully reintroduced into wild herds.

Cost: US$ 45