DAVID SHELDRICK

Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Beadworks, Flip-Flops, Horse Ridding, Karen Golf Club, Nairobi National Park/Safari walk – [all located 10-20 minutes ride from our Guest House. Other places of interest are the City Tour – Nairobi Museum, Kiambethu Tea Farm, Lake Naivasha – Hells gate or The Crescent Island, Lake Nakuru National Park or  more so, why not Go-On-A-Real SAFARI.

Detailed program – Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage:   Located near Nairobi National Park.  This orphanage for Elephant Calves and Rhinos from all over Kenya was founded and still managed by David Sheldrick, the widow of one of Kenya’s best known Game Wardens David Sheldrick.  David Sheldrick was at the center of the 1970’s Ivory poaching wars in Tsavo National Park. Today, David Sheldrick orphanage is a focal point for Elephant Conservation.

Elephant calves orphaned by poaching are brought here from all over the country. They receive extremely specialized treatment here, and literally receive personal care 24 hours a day from highly dedicated staff who becomes surrogate mothers to the calves. Eventually the calves are moved to Tsavo National Park, where they are carefully reintroduced into wild herds

The center is open to the public each morning (11am-12pm).   At this time the calves are being exercised and bathed and visitors are free to watch. This is a good center for general information on Elephants and their Conservation. [NOTE] GUESTS must be at the gate at 10H30 or before 11H00

DAVID SHELDRICK

Excursions

Giraffe Manor – The African Fund for Endangered Rothschild giraffe [operates as a conservation/educational center] funds support an education programs for Kenyan school children.  There is a great view from an elevated feeding platform where visitors meet giraffes face to face.

Kazuri Beads – Kazuri is a Kiswahili word meaning – small, beautiful.  A very popular factory for both locals and international guests.  A pottery center shaped by the hands of women who work hard, kiln the clay in electric heat and sting the finished product.  The end product is bright colored handmade ceramic jewelry is then showcased in their shop and various outlets also sold locally and overseas in support of disadvantaged Kenyan women and their families.

Kiambethu Tea Farm-LIMURU at 7.200Feet [2195M above the sea level], is among the country’s oldest Tea Farm dating back 1910. This full-day tour includes a walk through the tea fields-learn on tea picking and processing, walk through a forested area where you also see different African herbal medicinal trees. [Variety of birds & Columbus monkeys are easily seen here.   Lunch & tea tasting is included in the package. [You may purchase packet of tea to carry home].

Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya’s rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya’s Culture, Nature.

The August 7th Memorial Park.

Spend an hour visiting the 1998 American embassy bombing site paying homage to those who lost their lives. Depart for and drive to Kenyatta International Conference Centre and via a well-guarded burial site of the 1st President Republic of Kenya [Jomo Kenyatta],

Your tour end at the Hill Top for a full view of Nairobi City centre.

Excursions

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