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DONATING BY DIRECT WIRE TRANSFER

Aside from our DIRECT ON LINE DONATION FACILITY, a convenient way for donations to reach us is to wire it through our Bank's corresponding overseas bank. When wiring funds, it is important to use the corresponding bank details as well as our Commercial Bank of Africa’s details, all of which are detailed below, or you can email us directly (rc-h@africaonline.co.ke) for help to confirm those details.

You may wish to refer to The Commercial Bank of Africa’s Corresponding Bank booklet for guidance (PDF Document).

When making a wire transfer it is helpful too if you could please email us (rc-h@africaonline.co.ke) telling us which bank, currency, and the amount wired so that we can confirm safe receipt of the funds.

Sending cheques in the post to both the UK and USA is considered safe, but we recommend when sending a cheque directly to Kenya it is done via courier only.


Full details required to transfer US$ Dollars to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Commercial Bank of Africa Account, Nairobi, Kenya

PLEASE TRANSFER: US$ DOLLARS TO

CORRESPONDING BANK:THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, NEW YORK
ADDRESS:ONE MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y.
10010-360 USA
SWIFT:SCBLUS33
ACCOUNT NO:3582021752001
ABA ROUTING NO:026002561

FOR FURTHER CREDIT TO ACCOUNT:

BANK DETAILCOMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA
ADDRESS:COMMERCIAL BANK BUILDING, MARA RAGATI RD.
NAIROBI, KENYA
P.O. BOX 30437 – 00100
TEL: +254 20 2884000
FAX: + 254 20 2734616
ACCOUNT NAME:THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST
ACCOUNT NO:0151270506

Full details required to transfer Sterling Pounds to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Commercial Bank of Africa Account, Nairobi, Kenya

PLEASE TRANSFER: STERLING POUNDS TO

CORRESPONDING BANK:HSBC BANK PLC
ADDRESS:27 – 32 POULTRY
LONDON EC2P 2BX
UNITED KINGDOM
SORT CODE:40-05-15
ACCOUNT NO:38142142
SWIFT:MIDLGB22

FOR FURTHER CREDIT TO ACCOUNT:


BANK DETAILCOMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA
ADDRESS:COMMERCIAL BANK BUILDING, MARA RAGATI RD.
NAIROBI, KENYA
P.O. BOX 30437 – 00100
TEL: +254 20 2884000
FAX: + 254 20 2734616
ACCOUNT NAME:THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST
ACCOUNT NO:0151270557

PLEASE NOTIFY HSBC BANK PLC TO ADVISE COMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA USING SWIFT FIN 103

Full details required to transfer Euros to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Commercial Bank of Africa Account, Nairobi, Kenya

PLEASE TRANSFER: EURO TO

CORRESPONDING BANK:COMMERZBANK AG
ADDRESS:60261 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
GERMANY
ACCOUNT NO:400 8770109 00 EUR
SWIFT:COBADEFF

FOR FURTHER CREDIT TO ACCOUNT:


BANK DETAILCOMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA
ADDRESS:COMMERCIAL BANK BUILDING, MARA RAGATI RD.
NAIROBI, KENYA
P.O. BOX 30437 – 00100
TEL: +254 20 2884000
FAX: + 254 20 2734616
ACCOUNT NAME:THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST
ACCOUNT NO:0151270778
SWIFT CODE:CBAFKENX

PLEASE ADVISE COMMERZBANK AG TO ADVISE COMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA USING SWIFT FIN 103

  • CURRENCIES NOT LISTED

Donors who wish to wire money to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya in a currency other than US Dollars, Sterling Pounds or Euros can contact us directly at rc-h@africaonline.co.ke for corresponding Bank details.

Remember, we do not solicit funds from people so any help you might be able to give would be gratefully appreciated! Thank you.

VOLUNTEER WORK

Many well-wishers contact the Trust with offers of hands-on help.   Whilst we appreciate such offers enormously, we very much regret that voluntary work in Kenya is not easy, and especially so with our orphaned animals, for the following reasons.

Firstly, only the elephant and rhino Keepers, who literally replace the orphans' lost family, and must be prepared to be "family" for up to ten years, may do the hands-on work, since even voluntary work in Kenya by a foreigner requires a Work Permit.   Since the orphans are ostensibly the property of the Government, we have to be careful to abide by the rules, added to which the country has a burgeoning population and mass unemployment, so any work done by an outsider is also viewed as having deprived a needy Kenyan of an occupation that would at least keep him or her off the streets.  

The Keepers are with the elephant calves until such time as they are no longer dependent on the human family and are comfortable back within the wild elephant community of Tsavo National Park.   This depends upon how well an orphan can recall its elephant family, which in turn depends upon what age it was orphaned.   Also it is definitely counter-productive to allow a young elephant to become fond of someone who is unable to devote the length of time this takes.   Since at any given age a baby elephant duplicates its human counterpart, and it is essential to take care of the mind so that the orphans will be psychologically stable and as such acceptable within the wild community, we try to avoid any psychological upset which the loss of a loved one always causes.

One of our Latest OrpahnsThe rehabilitation of orphaned elephants down in Tsavo National Park is a long term commitment which involves walking on foot out in the bush.   Obviously there is an element of danger attached to this, and the Government does not allow a foreigner to be exposed in this way.    It is illegal to walk on foot in a National Park unless accompanied by an armed Ranger.

Lastly, but by no means least, we are not in a position to offer anyone accommodation and their keep, since the Nairobi Nursery duplicates as Daphne's very small home that has only one spare bedroom usually occupied by family and friends.   That said, if ever you visit Kenya, you are very welcome to visit us any day between 11 a.m. and 12 noon when the Nursery inmates come in for their daily mudbath, and we are open for public viewing.

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