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David Sheldrick Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Kazuri Beads Factory

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Stop At: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Mbagathi Road Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503 Kenya

The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is located near Nairobi National Park. This orphanage for Elephant Calves and Rhinos from all over Kenya was founded and still managed by Daphne Sheldrick, the widow of one of Kenya’s best known Game Wardens David Sheldrick.

David Sheldrick was at the centre of the 1970’s Ivory poaching wars in Tsavo National Park.

Today, the Sheldrick orphanage is a focal point for Elephant Conservation.

Elephant calves orphanned 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Giraffe Centre, Duma Rd, Nairobi Kenya

The centre has been ostensibly set up as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but now operates conservation/education programs for Kenyan school children.

There is good information on giraffes available here, and an elevated feeding platform where visitors meet the resident giraffes face to face.

Hand feeding giraffes is an education in itself. You will see, close at hand, how they use their long, prehensile tongues to remove leaves from prickly acacia branches.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Learn to Make Jewelry&Pottery frm clay - Kazuri Beads Factory, Karen, Nairobi 00502 Kenya

The Kazuri Bead Factory is located in Karen and specializes in hand made jewelry, as well as pottery ware that reflects the culture and wildlife of Kenya. Their mission is to provide and sustain employment opportunities for disadvantaged members of Kenyan Society. Here you will have a tour of the factory and seeing how each individual bead is made with an opportunity to buy them

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Any Location Within Nairobi or as Agreed
Departure Time
10:00 AM
  • Private Transportation (Including Airport and Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Professional Guide
  • Entry/Admission - David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Entry/Admission - Giraffe Centre
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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What a wonderful tour we started the day with a tour to David’s Orphanage where rescued baby elephants are rehabilitated and released back to the wild. They do an informative presentation on how each elephant became an orphan…. Sad but it’s great to know our visit was making an
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Response from ExpeditionHappyHour, Public Relations Manager at David Sheldrick Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Kazuri Beads Factory
Responded 2 weeks ago
Nice to hear from you Poorva....please do come back again and we appreciate the detailed review
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The elephant orphanage is a fantastic we got to touch the elephants whenever they came close to us however you can also adopt an elephant for a more exclusive visit. we dint get to do this but I wish we had. The giraffe center is small, felt it was a little crowded regardless It
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We got to the Sheldrick’s by 10:30 to see the baby elephants. This was important as we got a nice viewing spot In-front of the line. Really enjoyed feeding the Giraffes, we got there by noon and it was not busy. The Drive to the different locations was amazing, apart from seeing
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Response from ExpeditionHappyHour, Guest Relations Manager at David Sheldrick Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Kazuri Beads Factory
Responded 2 weeks ago
Big THANKS to you too for booking with us. We appreciate this feedback and 5-star review
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Had a brilliant time feeding the giraffes and being very close to them. the tour was education as well, perfect for the kids, the baby elephants were adorable. loved the food and the beers
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Response from Climber39270540143, Guest Relations Manager at David Sheldrick Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Kazuri Beads Factory
Responded 30 May 2019
Hello, we are happy to hear that you and especially the kids had a great time....it really was a joy hosting your family
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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