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Half Day Nairobi National Park + Daphne Sheldrick Sanctuary

  • Lots of elephants

    Lots of elephants

Overview

Nairobi National Park - Nairobi is the only city in the world to boast a 12000 hectare park, teeming with wildlife, right on its doorstep. This unique park is located on the outskirts of Nairobi city and within view of its skyline. It’s rolling plains, riverine woodlands and thick bush lined valleys are home to many large predators including black rhino, lion, leopard & cheetah, as well as buffaloes, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest & eland. Diverse birdlife, manmade dams, the Ivory Burning Site Monument, the Safari Walk and walking trails at the hippo pools are other attractions found in the Park. The unfenced southern boundary means that is provides a welcome dry-season refuge for migratory species and at some point during the year, 4000 zebra, 1000 wildebeest, and 14 species of antelope call it their home. It is the ideal introduction to wildlife for anyone who has only half a day to spare.

Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Sanctuary** - The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a small flexible charity established in the name of the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park, pioneered the hand–rearing and complicated strategy of successfully rehabilitation of black rhino calves, into established wild rhino communities. They have been responsible for saving many orphaned rhino calves, and their hands on practical experience and inside knowledge of this species is unmatched.

His wife, Daphne Sheldrick, was the first person in the entire world, to successfully hand rear fully milk dependent African Elephant orphans. By 2008, the Trust had successfully raised over 82 infant African Elephant calves. Others are still in the gradual process of reintegration, and others yet are in early infancy at the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Nursery. The Sanctuary has a team of competent Elephant Keepers who take the place of the orphan’s lost elephant family, until such time as their transition to the wild herds has been accomplished – this can take up to 10 years, since elephants develop through age progression. In addition to the rearing of orphaned rhinos & elephants, the Trust also contributes to part of the electrical fencing of the northern boundary of the Tsavo National Park, continues to pressure CITES to uphold the ivory ban through aggressive public campaigns, works to repatriate other animal species, runs desnaring operations and a Mobile Veterinary project, as well as establishing many boreholes & windmills and general conservation issues in Tsavo National Park.

half day excursion, game viewing experience, animal lovers

Facts

Per Adult: USD($)138
Per Child(2 - 12 Years): USD($)69
Maximum number of travellers 7
Excursion time 06:30
Departure point Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Drop off point Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Included
  • Guided minivan safari tour with an English speaking driver/guide
  • Guaranteed window seat in minivan
  • Entrance fee to the Daphne Sheldrick’s Sanctuary
  • One 330 ml bottle of still water

Not included is park entrance fee to the Nairobi National Park of US$ 50 per adult and US$ 25 per child

Duration of tour Approximately 6 hours
Recommended to carry
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • hat
  • sun block
  • Snacks (if required)

 

Perfect for
  • Individuals on a time constraint, looking for a game-viewing experience.
  • Animal lovers
Insider Tip*
  • This is where you can foster an orphaned elephant for a minimum of US$ 50 per year.
  • If you want to spend more time with the little elephants, make sure you stand closer to the milk bottles
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