Reteti Elephant Sanctuary

The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, located in the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, is one of the first community-run organisations in Kenya. The project provides empowerment for the team of all female ‘keepers’ at the Sanctuary who are committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and rewilding orphaned and abandoned elephant calves, along with other wildlife. Animals released back into the same wilderness from which they were rescued, increases the chances of herd reunion and maintaining wildlife levels in the northern ecosystem.

Entrance fees go directly back to the project, helping to buy milk formula, bottles for feeding, and various medicines for the animals. Visiting Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is not only an incredible addition to your safari but one of the best ways to safeguard the wildlife in the area, as well as supporting the local community dedicated to protecting them. Guests get an exclusive opportunity to witness feeding and playtime at the Sanctuary, as well as an in-depth look behind the scenes.

A typical excursion includes a scenic drive, arriving in time for a briefing by one of the keepers, a tour of the kitchen where they prepare the milk formulas and a chance to talk to the vet on duty. Guests then get a unique opportunity to witness the infants’ feeding and playtime.