The conservation and rehabilitation of African wildlife is core to what we call ‘the Encompass Africa Way’. We believe in a safari experience that immerses you in your surrounds yet has as little impact on the local wildlife and environment as possible. Yet despite the efforts of conservation programs throughout Africa, not all animals are able to avoid interference by the human presence. Poaching remains rife in many regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, including Northern Kenya, where the inspiring Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is doing its part in the protection of Kenya’s vulnerable elephant herds.
Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
Officially opened in August 2016, Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first community owned elephant orphanage in Africa. Focused on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of abandoned and orphaned elephant calves, Reteti plays a vital role in maintaining Kenya’s elephant population. Elephants rescued by Reteti are tended to by local keepers from the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy with the aim of releasing them back into the wild herds surrounding the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary also focuses heavily of community awareness and education; working to reduce poaching and lessen the overall effects of human presence on all of Kenya’s elephants.
One of our recently returned guests had the pleasure for visiting Reteti during her Kenyan safari, and has been kind enough to share her experience with us.
A Day at Reteti
If you wish to learn more about Reteti and the wonderful work they do, check out their website here. And if you’re thinking of adding a trip to Reteti into your Encompass Africa luxury safari, get in touch today:
1300 988 378 | [email protected]