We start the morning a bit late at 9 am, taking a short, 7km trip to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
The trust takes in calves orphaned through poaching, nurtures them, and when the time is right, re-introduces them to the wildlife by releasing them into the Tsavo East National Park.
A visit here does not appeal to your eyes only. It appeals to your inner person, with the beautiful elephant-human relations touching the innermost cores of your heart.
From 11 Am- to 12 PM, you get to watch these lovely creatures being bathed, exercised, and fed.
We will participate in feeding the animals, and for only $50, you can adopt a chubby baby elephant.
In the afternoon, we will take a 9.2 km drive to the Giraffe Center (African Fund for Endangered Species).
The Centre allows you a one on one interaction with the giraffes. You can feed them, pet them, kiss them and even take one or two pictures with them.
They particularly like it when you bite a pellet and let them pick it; aka sloppy kiss.
Warthogs are also available in the park and so is a large population of avian species which you get to see at the Gogo River Bird Sanctuary.
The park has a 1.5km nature trail that goes down to the Gogo River and from atop a hill at the end of the trail, you can see the source of this river.
The Giraffe center is a non-profit organization. All its proceeds go towards taking care of the giraffes or promoting conservation education among Kenyan youths. So, this is a green trip.
Want to shop for a cause? Daisy Souvenir Shop donates part of those sales to the center and so your keepsakes are going to do our tall friends some good.
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