Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary

Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary changed into added to create a flora and fauna hall for the motion of elephants among Mwaluganje Forest Reserve. To the north and Shimba Hills National Reserve to the south.

It serves as one in every of most effective three coastal refuges for elephants in Kenya and is an crucial water catchment vicinity for flora and fauna and the neighborhood communities.

The Sanctuary changed into created to lessen human-elephant battle bobbing up from the big populace of each human beings and elephants. Withinside the vicinity and to generate advantages for network contributors via flora and fauna and habitat conservation.


It is placed 45 km southwest of Mombasa and is adjoining to the Shimba Hills National Reserve. The sanctuary turned into shaped withinside the early 1990s.

As a cooperative venture among the human beings of the encompassing Mwaluganje community. United States Agency for International Development And the Born Free Foundation and the Eden Wildlife Trust.


Mwaluganje Forest Reserve is stated to be having over a 150 elephants making it a vacation spot for the large 5 lovers. Elephants are continually visible in massive herds migrating to Shimba hills, from Mwaluganje in the course of the wet season.

You will now no longer handiest appreciate the awesome elephants. However, additionally leopards, baboons, zebras, warthogs, bushbucks and waterbucks, bush babies, porcupines, mongooses, birds, insects, and reptiles of many kinds.

How to get there

By plane: It is 45 km southwest of Mombasa and borders the Shimba Hills National Reserve. The reserve is 45 kilometers from Mombasa, tourists can fly to Mombasa or arrive by car from Nairobi.

It is always better to combine your safari to the sanctuary with Shimba Hills Reserve or Tsavo West National Park.

NBO Airport is 15 km/9 miles southeast of Nairobi and for visitors wondering how to get to Kenya, a Kenyan visa will most likely be required to enter the country.

By road: On the street If you are planning to drive from Nairobi to the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary. The drive will take around 9 hours. You should expect a distance of almost 500 km on the road.

Entrance fee

Prices per person per day of 1600 KES/USD $14 per adult per day (24 hrs.). The gates into the Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.

Hotels Near Mwaluganje elephant Sanctuary in Mombasa

  • Shimba Parkside Restaurant
  • New Cool Breeze Restaurant
  • Rehema Cafe
  • However, we suggest you carry picnic baskets packed with food.

About Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge was created for adventurers with an African dream. Mount Kilimanjaro rises majestically behind the golden savanna dotted with acacia trees. The lodge offers an elegant combination of understated beauty and luxurious comfort in the heart of Kenya’s Amboseli.

National park nestled in an acacia forest next to a gentle mountain spring, our hotel boasts Maasai-inspired design, a garden restaurant, and a palm-shaded pool and terrace with uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding countryside.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

How do I get to Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is easily accessible from the airport. You can even book your airport transfer in advance for even more worry-free travel.

Simply use the “Tell us what you want” section on the booking page to let the hotel know you would like to book a trip and they will contact you via Agoda’s messaging service.

For those who wish to drive their own vehicle, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge has a guest car park. Parking is free for guests.


The hotel is located in Amboseli, 70 meters from Amboseli National Park, It offers lodging with a restaurant, unfastened personal parking, a bar and a shared lounge.

With unfastened Wi-Fi, this 4-supermegacelebrity inn has a lawn and a terrace. The inn functions own circle of relatives rooms.

At the every room consists of a table and a personal bathroom. A buffet breakfast is to be had day by day on the lodging.

Elephant Trust Research Camp is 7 km from the hotel. The nearest airport is Amboseli, 3.2 km from the inn, and the assets gives a paid airport trip service.


Surrounded through the significant and exquisite panorama of Amboseli National Park. The lodges at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge offer a complete immersion into lifestyles withinside the untamed bush.

Guests revel in a stability of sophistication, consolation and concord with nature. Relishing the precise delight in their very personal non-public nook of Kenya.

With facilities to rival the satisfactory safari accommodations in Kenya. Our 92 rooms and one suite characteristic complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, 24-hour room provider and personal balconies.

For the consolation and comfort of households and groups, we provide 9 units of interconnecting rooms.


The dinning experience at  are numerous and unforgettable at the hotel.

You may also need to dine withinside the beauty and heat of our Maasai-stimulated restaurant. To stir your night to life, experience cocktails at the expansive terrace even as the close by firepit presents consolation as you mirror for your day’s adventures.

Gaze on the blanket of stars over Amboseli National Park in the course of a catered out of doors dinner withinside the bush.

Kindly word that each one eating reviews the Safari Lodge offer unique attention for kosher, vegetarian and gluten-loose cuisine.

Additionally, we cater to any unique nutritional necessities our visitors may also have.


The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located at the entrance of Nairobi National Park, with more than 200,000 visitors each year. Established in 1964. it serves as a treatment and rehabilitation center for wild animals, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, birds, buffalo, monkeys, and baboons.

Where is Animal Orphanage located in Nairobi?

The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park at the entrance, next to Kenya Wildlife Service Headquarters on Langata Road.
The Nairobi Animal Orphanage Fees
​​ Adult ​​ Child/Student
​​ SANCTUARIES ​​ Nairobi Animal Orphanage/Kisumu Impala/Nairobi Safari Walk Fees
​​ Citizens/ Residents ​​ Ksh 200 ​​ Ksh 100
​​ Non Residents ​​ $20 ​​ $10
The Nairobi Orphanage Fees
Read also: Why Visit Kenya
The Nairobi Animal Orphanage Rules
  • Respect the privacy of the wildlife, this is their habitat.
  • Beware of the animals, they are wild and can be unpredictable.
  • Don’t crowd the animals or make sudden noises or movements.
  • The Nairobi Animal Orphanage, feeding Giraffe

  • Don’t feed the animals, it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence.
  • Keep quiet, noise disturbs the wildlife and may antagonize your fellow visitors.
  • When viewing wildlife keeps to a minimum distance of 20 meters.
  • Leave no litter and never leave fires unattended or discard burning objects.
  • Stay over or leave before dusk, visitors must vacate between 6.00 p.m. – 6.00 a.m.

Adopting a lion in Kenya

Children adopt an animal at $15 while adults do so at $ 35. For every $10 paid in the adoption. The Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013 allows Kenyans who meet the criteria set out in the law to possess wild animals. However, it is illegal to be in possession of a wild animal that has been declared an endangered or threatened species, according to Section 92 of the Kenya Wildlife Act 2013

Read Also: Kakamega National Park 

Animals found in Nairobi Animal Orphanage

The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons, and buffalo. Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes, and ostriches

The Nairobi orphanage host Lion cub, they are fed by caretakers

Animal Orphanage Nairobi opening hours

Opened every day of the week from 8 am to 5 pm

Nairobi Animal Orphanage Contacts

Phone: 020 2379407