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Sheldrick elephant orphanage location? or 8am bus to Arusha?

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Sheldrick elephant orphanage location? or 8am bus to Arusha?

Hi, can anyone advise me...

We arrive to Nairobi airport at 6:30 am and need to get a shuttle bus to Arusha. Do you think we will make the 8am bus, or better to reserve the 14:00??

If we get the14:00, I would like to fill our time with something interesting rather than hanging around the airport.

Sheldricks looks very appealing. Is it close by to the airport? what would be the best way to get there and back? Do we have a realistic time slot?

Thoughts please???

Ruth

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1. Re: Sheldrick elephant orphanage location? or 8am bus to Arusha?

The Sheldrick hours are daily 11am-12N only.

If you can arrange for a driver/vehicle thru your Tanzania outfitter, or a taxi willing to wait between viewing sights as Karen Blixen, Giraffe Center and Sheldrick, that's an option (and do tip for the service, besides cost). You'll pay entry fees direct.

But know that sites do not open before 9am, so you can grab breakfast and then get to the Karen area to visit above, then a quick return into the city and proper bus pick-up point for the 2pm shuttle to Arusha. Arrival time at Arusha would be about 6-6:30pm.

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2. Re: Sheldrick elephant orphanage location? or 8am bus to Arusha?

Thats a good idea. Do you know roughly what taxis charge? How far away is the orphanage? Is the Giraffe Centre near Sheldrick?

Do you know if you have to pay entry to the National Park aswel?

I have heard it is better to catch the shuttle from the city centre anyway as opposed to the airport as you're in with a chance of getting better seats?

Thanks for your help!

R

3. Re: Sheldrick elephant orphanage location? or 8am bus to Arusha?

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