PAYABLE EXTRA: Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, in neighbouring Namunyak Conservancy, is one of the first community-run organisations in Kenya. The team of ‘keepers’ at the Sanctuary are committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and rewilding orphaned and abandoned elephant calves, along with other wildlife. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is open to visitors daily. A typical excursion includes a two-hour, scenic drive in the comfortable ‘Northern Express’ to the Sanctuary in time for a briefing by one of the keepers, a tour of the kitchen where they prepare the milk formulas and a chance to talk to the vet if on duty. Guests then get a unique opportunity to witness the infants’ feeding and playtime. Feeding times are at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm. On the way back to camp, you will stop for a delicious picnic breakfast or lunch at a scenic spot near to the Sanctuary – underneath the majestic Bull Elephant Rock Painting.
Excursion costs: round trip transfers from Saruni Rhino is US $160 per person, which includes the entrance fee of US$20 per person. The entrance fee cost goes directly back to the community project, helping to buy milk formula, bottles for feeding, and various medicines for the animals. Transfer minimum of 2 passengers or 2 x transfer costs payable. Bookings must be made in advance with the Reservations team or through the camp manager on arrival. Group size max 10 persons. Private viewings are also available at an additional cost – please check with our Reservations team ahead of arrival.
Our lodge managers will assist you in planning your stay with us, day by day, upon your arrival.