About David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The Trust offers safe haven to orphaned baby elephants and rhinos rescued from parks and reserves in Kenya. The nursery cares for young elephants, including hand-rearing them until they are old enough to be gradually introduced back to the wild in Tsavo East National Park, undoubtedly earning its title as the most successful orphaned elephant rescue and rehabilitation program. One can even "adopt" an elephant here and pay a nominal fee yearly for its raising.

Must See

Baby Elephants playing and drinking milk, Playful baby rhinos.

How to reach

The famous Elephant Nursery is located in Nairobi National Park. Take bus number 125 or 126 from Moi Ave and get down at the KWS central workshop on Magadi road. A taxi from the city center will cost between KSh 1500 and KSh 2000.


  • As the orphanage lies on the outskirts of Nairobi city, off Langata road, it is advisable to take out enough time to get here.
  • Travel to the shelter early, to get a good view of the elephants before the crowd arrives.

Visit Time

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Monday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Closed on 25th December each year. 

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Entrance Fee


KSh 500


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Time you can spend

1 hour


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