David Sheldrick's Elephant Shelter is located near Nairobi National Park. This shelter for elephant and rhino cubs from all over Kenya was founded by Daphne Sheldrick, widow of one of Kenya’s most famous naturalists, David Sheldrick.
In the 70s of the last century, David Sheldrick was at the center of the fight against poachers who hunted for ivory in Tsavo National Park.
Today, Sheldrick Shelter is the focal point for elephant conservation programs.
Cubs of elephants that have suffered from poachers, come here from all over the country. They receive treatment and care here almost 24 hours a day; they are looked after by caring employees who become adoptive mothers for elephant cubs.
When young elephants become healthy, they are transferred to Tsavo, where they gradually adapt to life in the wild.
The center is open to visitors every day (from 11:00 to 12:00)
At this time, elephant cubs are fed and bathed, and visitors can watch all of this. In the center you can get general information about elephants and conservation initiatives.