Located on the western edge of the Nairobi National Park is The David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage. This popular tourist attraction is home to dozens of baby and adolescent elephants who were orphaned and can no longer survive on their own. The sad reality is that without this sanctuary, these elephants would have died.
It’s heartbreaking to see so many young elephants needing assistance, however, heartwarming to know that man that is helping to rehabilitate, protect, and repopulate these majestic creatures back into the wild.
Arrive early as hundreds of visitors jockey for a place to get up close to these adorable baby elephants.
Precisely at 11:00 am the elephants are (very willingly) led from the forest into a large, roped-off area where they are fed bottles of milk and get a chance to mingle and play with other baby and adolescent elephants.