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Elephant rehabilitation family safari experiences

Make your safari meaningful with a visit to the heroes saving Africa’s elephants

Elephant rehabilitation
Visit treasured elephant orphans, happy in their sanctuary herds
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Some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife species are seriously threatened, and luckily there are amazing people working tirelessly to reverse that reality.

However, they need all the support they can get, and one of the ways you can help on your African safari holiday also happens to be fun, educational and immensely uplifting.

Visiting an elephant rehabilitation centre is an incredible way to get up close and personal with orphaned baby elephants, and occasionally other African safari animals too.

Elephant rehabilitation
Visit treasured elephant orphans, happy in their sanctuary herds
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Baby elephants are dependent on their mothers for nutrition and protection for at least their first two years, but poaching and other devastating causes leaves many orphaned and critically in need of care.

They require not only very specific nutrition but companionship and a nurturing environment; they bond inseparably to their caretakers.

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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi is perhaps the best known and longest standing sanctuary; you can visit the baby elephants at feeding time as they suckle on their bottles, and even adopt one.

If your African safari takes you to Sarara, Reteti is the first sanctuary owned and operated by the local community, empowering Samburu women to care for elephants in a model that is heart-warming in so many ways.

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In Tanzania, the Kilimanjaro Animal Centre for Rescue, Education & Wildlife has a small herd of orphaned elephants as well as an array of other rescued wild creatures that are being rehabilitated.

Some of the sanctuaries do support other African safari animals such as rhino, giraffe, zebra and more — and equally endearing are their companion animals, often donkeys and sheep recruited to keep the orphans company. A visit is well worth your time — not only are you supporting an invaluable cause, but it adds a delightful dose of fun to an African safari holiday.

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    UP TO 25% OFF TRAVEL IN 2021 - Combine the world-famous Masai Mara with beautiful scenery and incredible conservation successes in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

    Guide Price From £4,350 | $5,900 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 nights
    Best Months July - March
    Region Nairobi, Lewa and Laikipia, Masai Mara,
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  • Kenya driving safari holiday

    UP TO 25% OFF TRAVEL IN 2021 - Experience incredible wildlife, vast wilderness and tranquil lakeside abodes on our Kenya driving safari holiday.

    Guide Price From £3,865 | $5,250 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 nights
    Best Months July - March
    Region Nairobi, Rift Valley Lakes, Lewa and Laikipia, Samburu,
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  • Tanzania family safari holiday

    This classic Northern Tanzania safari circuit takes in some of the most breathtaking wildlife spectacles and landscapes imaginable.

    Guide Price From £3,785 | $5,150 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Highlands, Serengeti National Park,
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  • Bucket list family safari Tanzania

    Our ultimate Tanzania bucket list family safari takes in all this incredible country has to offer.

    Guide Price From £6,165 | $8,385 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 14 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Ngorongoro Highlands, Serengeti National Park, Ruaha National Park, Zanzibar Islands,
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