Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center

Enjoy your first day with a visit to the Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe center.
After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and visit the world renowned Sheldrick Animal Orphanage. Here you meet the animal carers who dedicate their time to rehabilitating and reintroducing animals to the wild.
The highlight of the orphanage is the large elephant population. During your visit, you will not only learn about them but also witness these majestic creatures socializing. Additionally, you can even watch them actively engage in playful games of football, adding an amusing twist to your experience. Moreover, this encounter promises to provide an educational and entertaining opportunity to connect with these remarkable animals. This initial sanctuary plays a pivotal role as the vital first stop for these young elephants on their incredible journey toward rehabilitation and eventual release back into the wild. Remarkably, the dedicated efforts of conservationists have led to the successful rescue, nurturing, and eventual release of over 300 young elephants into their natural habitats.

You have the opportunity to sponsor many of the animals and receive updates as to their care.

elephant running


Next we visit the giraffe center. A unique non-profit sanctuary provides a perfect location to learn about a variety of animals. A raised platform allows you to get face to face with the giraffe and even feed them. It is a wonderful experience for both adults and children.

In the afternoon we visit The Karen Blixen Museum. Famous for the Isak Denisen novel “Out of Africa”. The location houses items from the author’s past alongside those used by Robert Redford and Meryl Streep A perfect ending to the elephant orphanage and giraffe center day trip

giraffe feeding
Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center
elephants playing Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center
elephants playing in the mud. Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center
girl feeding a giraffe. Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center

You can add this one day tour to any safari we offer. Currently it is included in next tour dates

Got questions about our tours?


How long have you been in business for?

With over three decades of expertise in the safari and photography industry, we are uniquely positioned to offer you an unparalleled safari experience, ensuring the finest photography opportunities available.

Do I have to be a professional photographer?

Our tours are open to everyone. Irrespective of your interest level or camera gear we guarantee you will improve your skills and have fun.

How often are your tours available?

Due to the rainy season and wildlife proximity, our group tours are scheduled Sept-March, June-August. Outside of these times, we create custom tours to meet individual needs.

Can I bring my non-photographer family and friends?

Our tours are designed for everyone to enjoy the safari experience. If traveling with someone you will not only save on your combined tickets but if there are three or more of you in your group you also have a dedicated vehicle and driver all to yourself.

Is it safe on safari?

The safari business has had over 100 years to perfect rules and regulations.  Drivers and companies are insured and receive formal training covering topics like how close they can get to animals, driving off-road, etc. For guests, there are restrictions concerning venturing out of vehicles and camps. Mostly it’s just common sense.

I am traveling alone on my first safari, what tour do you recommend?

We have many single guests coming on our small group tour. It will allow you space to enjoy your trip but also the opportunity to meet like-minded travelers and experience a safe, amazing adventure.

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