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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4.5 of 5 bubbles21 reviews
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Am B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 8 October 2023
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We're glad that you enjoyed your experience with us!
Written 6 May 2024
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Kirsten
Daytona Beach, Florida128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 16 May 2023
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Thank you so much for this detailed review! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit!
Written 6 May 2024
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Melih C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 9 February 2023
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Liz P
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 10 January 2023
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We're so glad that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience with us especially the little elephants!
Written 6 May 2024
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KathyMoon
New Paltz, NY48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 30 October 2022
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Ashe Oleng! We hope you get a chance to visit us again soon!
Written 6 May 2024
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BballCourt52000
Kansas City, MO14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This was a highlight of our trip! We loved getting to see all the animals up close. Getting to pet newborn giraffes and ostriches was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The elephants were adorable.

I loved learning about the conservancy efforts and how the ultimate goal is to release the animals back in the wild, when they are most able to survive. Also, they are tied to the community. The vast majority of the staff is local to the area and the milk used to feed the animals is from local shepherds.
Written 17 August 2022
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We're grateful for your comment and glad that you enjoyed the service and the experience. Hope you visit us again soon!
Written 6 May 2024
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RC ATL
Atlanta, GA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a MUST-see if you are in the area! The baby elephants and giraffes, and other orphans are SO adorable. I was so happy that I visited this very important organization. Animals from this sanctuary eventually will be released back into the wild.
Written 14 August 2022
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Thank you!
Written 6 May 2024
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Jennifer B
Raleigh, NC62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
What a wonderful place where so much special care is provided to rescued baby elephants. The focus is on healing them and nourishing them until they are old enough to be reintroduced to the wild.
Written 12 May 2022
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We're glad that you got the opportunity to visit Reteti! Hope you get a chance to visit us again soon!
Written 6 May 2024
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abrahamollur
Nairobi, Kenya93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 30 December 2021
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Shari F
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We had a lovely visit and got to see a feeding of the rescued baby elephants. It was fabulous!! The elephants running in to get their bottles was heart-warming, and the staff singing while feeding the elephants was a delight. They are doing incredible work -- a pleasure to see and support!
Written 17 August 2021
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Thank you for visiting us!
Written 6 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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