Baby Elephant Orphanage Opens in Arusha, Tanzania

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.

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  1. Please send info on rates for a single person to Tanzania. Thank you. I am most interested in seeing this orphanage
    Thank you

  2. Hello, do you offer volunteer programs? I have volunteered in South Africa and worked with elephants/lions/rhinos etc before and am interested in venturing into Tanzania to do the same.

  3. I am coming to Arusha December 30th to January 1. I would love to volunteer, or visit for the hour. How may I proceed? I will be traveling with 2 others.

    Thank you!

  4. My family will be visiting Tanzania in June and would love to see elephants. Please send information about visiting your facility. Thank you

  5. I am planning a trip with Exodus Travels in June (or September) of this year, 2019, but would like, on my own, to visit your baby elephant nursery in Arusha. You mention that it is open to those who are traveling with “Africa Dream Safaris. Do you make any exceptions to this? Coming to Tanzania is a once in a lifetime dream of mine, but to be able to visit your nursery would top all else. I look forward to your reply. Thank you.

  6. My husband and I will be traveling to Arusha, TZ in June & July of 2019. Please let us know if we can volunteer at the facilities. Tunapenda kutembelea. Asante sana, JoJo.

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