The Elephant Orphanage (rhinos too) in Nairobi is one of the many things to do in Nairobi that are very unique. Most of the things to do in the city involve getting up close and personal with animals and the Elephant Orphanage is one of them. The upside is that you are able to get up close with baby elephants and even touch them.
The Elephant Orphanage is open strictly from 11am to 12pm. It is strongly recommended that you arrive roughly at 10.20am or 10.30am to get in front of the line and get a good spot to watch the elephants. When you enter the viewing area make sure to choose a spot on the right towards the middle between the entrance and the end of the viewing area.
This will allow you to take great pictures and also get a great experience with the elephants. There is a 500 Kenyan Shilling ($5 USD, 3 Pounds, 4 Euros) donation required when you arrive at the orphanage. You can donate more money if you would like and also explore the options of sponsoring your own elephant. They provide a great service where they send you exclusive updates about your elephant and how it’s doing.
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