Champagne Travels

A day at Sheldricks

Hey guys, So, I love elephants. It’s no big secret. I think they are absolutely phenomenal and amazing. I love elephants almost as much as I love cats. So you can imagine my excitement when I got to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage. It’s like getting to see the love of your life up close.

The center was founded in 1977 and is the most successful elephant Orphanage. It was started by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E, in honour of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick.

The Center is about 20 minutes away from the city center. The entrance fees was 500 Kenyan Shillings for adults which is paid at the entrance ( in cash!). It is only open for an hour everyday apart from Christmas, 11am to Noon. At this time the orphans arrive for their feeding and midday bath. They also have a foster program which allows people to fund some projects by fostering an orphaned elephant rhino or giraffe in their own care or as a gift. The suggested donation is 50USD each year They also run other programs such as Ariel Unit Surveillance that helps with patrols, mobile Veterinary units, anti poaching teams and canine units I’ll leave this here and let you go out and discover for yourself the beautiful David Sheldrick. And just Incase you can’t visit, make sure you foster an orphaned animal today! Love and Love! K