Reteti Elephant Santuary
Reteti Elephant Santuary
4.5
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Duration: 1-2 hours
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Navigator761591
Bentleigh, Australia11 contributions
Dec 2019
So worth a visit, beautifully run, community based sanctuary for orphaned elephants from the local area. A very comprehensive guide that takes you through the kitchens where the individual formulas are created, what’s in each and why.

Whilst the final road into reteti is bad, there is an airstrip for the faint hearted!
Written January 14, 2020
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KathyMoon
New Paltz, NY50 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
As part of our Shadows of Africa safari, we took a day trip to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. What a great experience seeing the baby elephants and giraffes! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the animals and how sanctuary operates. The local community works at the sanctuary and provides goat milk for the elephants. If you are in Samburu, it is definitely worth the drive!
Written October 30, 2022
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abrahamollur
Nairobi, Kenya55 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The malnutritioned and abandoned elephants are taken care upto the age of 5 by this non profit organisation afterwhich they are released to national parks.. they are fed with goat milk, moringa and baby food apart from natural food.. the staff show immense dedication to their work and great job done by the founders ... its bit far away from samburu national reserve (3 hours from archers post one side) and about 50 km of mud road to reach there .. the feeding time is every 3 hours like 9, 12, 3, 6.. its not advisable to visit on rainy days and best time to reach before 12 to see and 2 feedings. There are few giraffes and deer also there and you can go near them and take pictures, however going near elephants is forbidden
Written December 30, 2021
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Melih C
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
After we tried to reach them via Mail and they didnt respond, we could finaly reach them via WhatsApp. We booked a Visit 4 days in advance. After our booking they changed the visiting time 2 Times. So a Confirmation of this guys doesnt mean anything. As we are not in this Area only for the Reteti and dont want to change our other Plans like they wish, we unfortenetly cancel the Trip. Maybe the organization and comunication is better, if you Plan your Visit trough your Hotel or an Agency.
Written February 9, 2023
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Judy W
Shaba National Reserve, Kenya33 contributions
May 2021
This newly opened elephant orphanage is definitely worth the visit. Most of the babies are rescued after falling in wells, or as a result of human wildlife conflict. While there is another well known elephant orphanage in Kenya, the philosophy at Reteti is to release these babies who have been rescued in the NRT, back to the NRT. That way, the elephant population in the north will stay stable. I. Addition to elephants, they also have baby elands, giraffe and zebras on site.
Written May 21, 2021
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Am B
11 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed every minute of thé visit. Starting by thé gerenuk, thé baby giraffe And thé baby Zebra. Then of course thé éléphants. We learnt how they are fed. Russia was out guide who answered all our questions. Thé keepers really seem to enjoy taking Care of thé animals. It s very remote which adds to thé Magic. But it s a very nice expérience to drive there instead of flying. Thèse are harsh conditions that deserve a visit for thé keepers And the animals. 👏👏♥️♥️♥️
Written October 8, 2023
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ViLana18
Park City, UT110 contributions
Jul 2019
Watching the orphaned elephants especially the baby elephants being fed followed by their frolicking in the water and dirt and their playful interactions were all delightfully amazing! Highly recommend the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary!
Written August 11, 2019
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IanfromBErks
Newbury, UK17 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
A wonderful experience , the care shown to the young elephants 🐘 is amazing and very thorough. We went at nine o’clock in time to see a feeding , the unbounded joy of the young elephants as they run towards the keepers with the specific mixture for that elephant will remain with me for a very long time.

The orphanage is remote but well worth it.
Written November 17, 2018
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Kirsten
Daytona Beach, Florida40 contributions
Jul 2022
We thought this was an amazing adventure. We of course did Sheldrick in Nairobi but Reteti was an experience in itself, we found it much more authentic and private. We were close-up with the animals and even got to feed them. The people that worked there were clearly proud of the work being done and loved the animals. There was an adorable baby elephant missing part of his trunk that was clearly spoiled and loved entertaining visitors.

Tips: This is a bit out of the way. We took a helicopter from our lodge and I can't recommend that enough. What an amazing day. Also make sure to get there a bit early so you don't miss the entire feeding (the babies are first)!

I can't recommend this experience enough!
Written May 16, 2023
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Liz P
13 contributions
Dec 2022
If you get the chance - go. This place has conservation and community at its very heart. Dorothy answered all our questions patiently, thoughtfully and knowledgeably and all the staff had a wonderful relationship with the elephants who are as cheeky, well nourished and playful as they would be with their own herd - in fact they look like a mini herd, just all the same size! Here is hoping as many of them as possible reunite with a herd.
Written January 10, 2023
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