We are delighted to announce the opening of the first ever baby elephant orphanage in Tanzania. The orphanage will be open to the public starting in January 2016. Guests traveling with Africa Dream Safaris can visit the facility on their final safari day. The facility will be open to the public for 1-hour each day from 11.30am to 12.30pm.
The facility in Arusha will start with approximately 50 baby elephants that have been orphaned due to the illegal wildlife trade in East Africa. The baby elephants will be kept at the orphanage for up to three years before being released into Tanzania’s National Parks and reintegrated back into wild elephant populations.
To access a recent article about the latest elephant census in Tanzania, please visit Serengeti Elephants On The Rise
For more information on this wonderful conservation project, please visit The African Wildlife Trust’s Ivory Orphan Project.