Kibera Slum Tour in Kenya

By: Heather

Heather and our guide on the Kibera Slum Tour

Kibera was described to us as the largest slum location in East Africa made up of several villages located in Nairobi, Kenya. Population guesses varied from 500,000 to 1,000,000 depending on whom you asked. We were unsure if we should take a tour of Kibera or not. We didn’t want to take part in one of those “poorism” type viewing shows where local people were set up as display items – but we also remembered what a terrific and informative tour we took in Langa Township, South Africa with Siviwe Tours.

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage

By: Heather

Two elephants snuggling each other

The absolute must visit place in Nairobi is the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage. It was our 1st and favorite stop in Nairobi.

Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick founded DSWT in 1977. Named and dedicated after her late husband, David Sheldrick, who was the founding Warden at Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. DSWT’s orphanage program has successfully saved and raised over 150 infant elephants & rhinos and provided a much-needed education on wildlife conservation to the general public.

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