Visiting the Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi: Prices 2023 ~ 2024

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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 is Kshs 1500/- (US$15) per person 12 years and above, and Kshs 500/- (US$5) for those under 12 years of age. Visiting timings 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.
Contact Us using the orange Enquiry button below to arrange a private visit here. You may also opt to for Nairobi City Tour - Visit Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center or combine with Nairobi National Park Safari Tour / Karen Blixen Museum Visit and a stop for lunch at a charming restaurant in the same area.
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- Delight in watching baby elephants rescued from the wild, being bottle-fed milk by their human rearers, as they play and frolick in front of visitors at the David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage.
- Contribute towards a noble wildlife cause – your entry fee goes towards meeting the costs of running the nursery. You also have the opportunity to adopt one of the orphaned elephants.


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 http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/



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price & dates

Group of 2 persons: USD 45 per person:
Group of 3 persons: USD 30 per person :
Group of 4 persons: USD 25 per person :
Group of over 6 persons: USD 20 per person :


Price Includes :

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.

Prices Exclude:

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


To Enquire about this Safari, tell us How many you are [ Adults / Children], required Room Plan, and your Dates of Travel - we shall reply promptly, usually before 12 hours: In case of Children please state the age at the time of Travel: