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Reteti Elephant Sanctuary

A great day trip to visit a community owned elephant sanctuary in the Samburu

Ben

Ben

Kenya Specialist
Published on

11 May 2018

Read time

8 minutes

Bottle Feeding Time

Visiting local community projects is a fantastically fulfilling experience when you're on safari. Reteti is a community run elephant sanctuary just a couple of hours away from Saruni Samburu, and Saruni Rhino, and well worth a visit.

Retetie Elephants
Local elephant herds
Bottle Feeding Time
Time for a snack
Keeping Warm
Let's get snug

Who are Reteti Elephant Sanctuary?

"Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in Samburu County of northern Kenya home to the first community owned elephant orphanage in Africa.

Designed to Rescue and release orphaned and abandoned elephant calves, whilst creating much needed benefits to the local people that live alongside them. The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, is the representation of the communities standing up united for wildlife, in recognition of the value that they can cultivate.

The orphaned elephant that are cared for by the Samburu community, are symbols of a new wave of thinking about wildlife and the environment, that goes far beyond traditional conservation methods, and dives deeper into the core value of what nature represents."

Night Feeds
Night time feeds!!
Elephant Hugs
Every elephant needs a hug
Night Time Check Up
Very attentive parents

How to get there?

Guests staying at Saruni Samburu can pay a visit to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in neighbouring Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy located in the remote Mathews Range among Kenya’s second largest elephant population.The excursion needs to be arranged in advance.

By Land

The drive to and from the lodge is absolutely spectacular as it passes past Mount Ololokwe, with expansive views of the Matthews Range, towards Sera. You'll also pass through into a lush forest before you reach the Sanctuary at the foot of the Matthews.

You can also visit the elephant sanctuary from Saruni Rhino.

By Air

Saruni guests can now fly from the Kalama (Saruni Samburu) or Sera (Saruni Rhino) airstrips directly to the elephant sanctuary. The scenic flight gives you a different perspective of the wild undiscovered North of Kenya, and the added bonus of an aerial safari can only be a good thing. The Cessna 206 is great as a bush plane because the wings are above the windows which allows for unobstructed viewing of the stunning scenery below. Guests can opt to extend their flight time for 20 minutes and enjoy a scenic air excursion.

Costs

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary entrance fee: $25 per person payable directly.

Ground transfer: $250 per vehicle from either Saruni Samburu or Saruni Rhino

Air transfer: prices start from $125 per person (for 4 passengers) for a direct air transfer, or $170 per person (for 5 passengers) for an extended scenic air excursion.

Saruni Samburu
Saruni Samburu

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