Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Safari
The people and places behind African Elephant Conservation
Inspired by the elephant conservation work of Daphne and David Sheldrick, this safari spotlights Africa’s elephant conservationists and elephant habitats, plus the wildlife diversity of the Masai Mara. Begin with a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust -- the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. Founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E, in honor of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Sheldrick MBE, the Trust rehabilitates orphaned elephant infants before reintroducing them to the wild. During a visit to the orphanage, you’ll adopt a baby elephant, and spend time interacting with the babies and their keepers. Next head to Amboseli, famous for its views of Mount Kilimanjaro and its elephant herds, which have been followed and documented by world renowned researcher Cynthia Moss. Amboseli has some of the largest elephants in Africa, and you'll learn from experienced guides who know the individual elephants and their family histories, and are able to get very close to the habituated herds. From Amboseli, head to Samburu to Elephant Watch Camp, where guides have worked closely with Save The Elephants since 1997 to document the activities of 66 mostly resident elephant families, and are also experts in the behavior of the herds. End your safari in a private conservancy on the edge of the Masai Mara, where you’ll enjoy game drives with unrivaled access to more than 100,000 acres of exclusive, low-vehicle density tourism land, home to extensive areas of important habitat for a vast number of wildlife species, including elephants and big cats, while still having unfettered access to the Masai Mara’s additional 375,000 acres. These expansive wild lands offer protected habitat for the world’s largest land mammal to roam, and your visit plays an important role in their continued existence for Africa’s wildlife.
$8,621 Per Person
This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.
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