David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small, flexible charity, established in 1977
to honour to memory of a famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE,
the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, where he served from
its inception in 1948 until his transfer to Nairobi in 1976 to head the Planning
Unit of the newly created Wildlife Conservation & Management Department. David
died 6 months later but his legacy of excellence and the systems he installed
for the management of Tsavo and wildlife generally in Kenya, particularly in the
sphere of wildlife husbandry and ethics, lives on. David Sheldrick Conservation
Foundation rehabilitates baby elephants and other wildlife here at her home just
outside of Nairobi National Park. These babies have lost their mothers to poaching,
death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies. Daphne and her
dedicated staff raise them to be released back into the wild when they are ready.
It's worth visiting and see humanitarian care to the wildlife and the heart it
takes to care. They charge a small entrance fees instead you can buy a souvenir
or donate for the conservation. David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is where you
come close to elephant calves. Daphne Sheldrick, As part of the David Sheldrick
Conservation Foundation, rehabilitates baby elephants and other wildlife here
at her home just outside of Nairobi National Park. These babies have lost their
mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies.
Daphne and her dedicated staff raise them to be released back into the wild when
they are ready. It's worth visiting and witness the humanitarian care to the wildlife
and the heart it takes to care. They charge a small entrance fee, instead you
can buy a souvenir or donate for the conservation.
Giraffe Center was started by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish
Earl, when he and his wife Betty captured a baby giraffe to start a programme
of breeding giraffe in captivity at their home in Langata - home of the present
centre. Since then the programme has had huge success, resulting in the introduction
of several breeding pairs of Rothschild Giraffe into Kenyan national parks. The
Giraffe Centre is located Langata, approximately 5 km from the centre of Nairobi,
Kenya. It was established in order to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe,
giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi, that is found only in the grasslands of Africa.
In 1979, Leslie-Melville added an education centre to his (then still private)
giraffe sanctuary. By 1983 he had raised enough money to establish the Giraffe
Visitor's Centre as a tourist destination in Nairobi. The center is also home
to several warthogs which freely roam the area along with the giraffes. The main
attraction for visitors is feeding giraffes from a raised observation platform.
Giraffe Center is a non-profit organization founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville
in 1979. Situated in Langata, just 20 km outside Nairobi City Center, the Center
is dedicated to educating the Kenyan youth in conservation of the environment
and the preservation of endangered wildlife and their habitats.
Center is home to endangered Rothschild giraffes, only found in the semi-arid
regions of Africa where trees and bushes are plentiful. They live to be about
thirty years old and their main enemy is man, who kills them for their meat and
hide. Their main defense is their keen eyesight, running speed (up to 35 mph)
and their powerful kicks. The conservation of the Rothschild became necessary
following the destruction of their natural habitat in Western Kenya and their
slaughter in Uganda during Gen. Iddi Amin's era.
There are over 500 Rothschild
giraffes in Kenya today including seven at the Center. Their conservation is a
success story in Kenya and the world.
The Giraffe center also home to the
leopard, tortoise and boasts over a hundred acres of undeveloped and undisturbed
indigenous forest, the remnant of the natural forest that once surrounded Nairobi.The
forest is an extension of the type occurring in the adjacent Nairobi National
Park and the Langata Ololua forests, which have identical tree species. The forest
also has an impressive variety of bird species, which can be viewed throughout
towards the Nairobi National Park to Sheldrick Baby Elephant Orphanage
which is open 1 hr daily. You can visit between 11am and 12 noon every day, and
see the elephants being fed and playing. In addition, there is a keeper who will
give a talk about the elephants, where they came from, how they are getting on,
and how some of the previous orphans are progressing.
can get really close to the elephants. The orphanage also takes in rhinos and
so if you are lucky you will get the chance to see a young rhino. Continue to
the Karen Blixen Museum, for many years was her home. Later proceed to the Giraffe
Centre to see and hand feed the famous endangered species of Rothschild Giraffe
and her family.
up - 10:30am
- Sheldrick Orphanage: 11am - 12:00pm
- Giraffe center:
12pm - 1:30pm
- Karen Blixen Museum: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
and driver's allowance.
All entrance fees to the various areas as shown in
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