Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage Entrance Fees

This article covers Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage entrance fees. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage, also known as the Nairobi Nursery, is a world-renowned rescue and rehabilitation centre for orphaned elephant calves. It is located inside Nairobi National Park – accessible through the KWS Central Workshop Gate on Magadi Road.

Since its establishment in 1977, The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage has provided specialist care to more than 260 orphaned elephants. The Nursery is open daily from 11 am to 12 noon. This provides an exclusive opportunity for the public to learn more about Sheldrick Trust’s conservation work and meet the orphans in care.

At the start of your visit to the orphanage, you will observe the orphaned elephants coming together for their midday milk feed. Afterwards, you will witness them having fun in the dust or indulging in a mud bath. Please note that access to the Nursery is by booking only. You are encouraged to reserve your slots early, as they have limited daily capacity.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage Entrance Fees

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage Entrance Charges
Adult Ksh 2,000  | 20 USD  per person
Child Ksh 500| 5 USD  per person

Note:  The charges above take effect from 1st June 2023 onwards. The rates for all adults with bookings for April and May 2023 will be 1,500 Ksh / USD 15.

  • Maximum ten people per booking. Larger groups must contact the facility.
  • Adult: A person aged 12 years and older.
  • Children: aged 5-11 years. (Children 0-4 years may enter for free, with a paying adult, and do not require a ticket).

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage Contacts

Phone: 020 2301 396 | 0111 044 200

Email: info@sheldrickwildlifetrust.org

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