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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Address: Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
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+254 733 891996

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi...

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi National Park provides a safe haven to orphaned baby elephants rescued by the DSWT.

The Nursery provides the first stage in the hand-rearing and development of milk dependent baby elephants. Once they graduate from the Nursery, aged 2-3 years, the elephants move to one of the DSWT's Reintegration Centres in Tsavo East National Park, from where they will ultimately return to the wild.

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Children and adults alike cannot resist the charm of baby elephants eating and playing in the mud! It can be a bit hot (wear a hat!), but the whole show only lasts an hour.

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Children and adults alike cannot resist the charm of baby elephants eating and playing in the mud! It can be a bit hot (wear a hat!), but the whole show only lasts an hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour opens at 11:00 a.m. and is just a few minutes from our hotel in Nairobi. They do great work here and we witnessed the feeding of about 30 young Elephants and learnt about each of their tragic rescue story by the very knowledgeable handler who seems to know each one although to us they all look the same.... More 

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We paid $50 USD to donate an elephant which allows you to visit the trust in the evening which is reserved for others who have donated. It's not as busy and you get an adoption package which included a watercolor picture of the animal you adopt. It was beautiful and the most amazing part was learning about how the trust... More 

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Place where they collect orphaned baby elephants and keep them for at least eight years then when they become ready they are sent back to the wild Works only from 11 till 12 Also they accept donations of 50 usd per year

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The wildlife conservation efforts along the planet are not enough, illegal hunters that kill wild animals for bane purposes is still a great threat for animals all around the world and especially for elephants who’s tusks are on the eye of unconscienced customers. Nevertheless in Nairobi a great effort has being taking place to save the elephant orphans of all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust brings in baby orphaned elephants to be raised for release when they can take care of themselves. This may take up to eight years. Visitors can get up close and even mingle with the babies during feeding times. Check out their web site and adopt a baby elephant!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the icing on the cake! The elephants are an absolute delight. Just like hungry kids the run for their milk is a joy to see. Allowed in 3 or 4 at a time helps you savour the occasion. Relationships with carers very strong. And the older group shows you how their characters and confidence has grown. Amazing work... More 

Thank JanBarnes2014
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've lived in Kenya since I was eight years old, since then I have gone to Sheldrick's many, many times. I never seem to grow tired of it, though! It is an amazingly unique experience bringing wildlife and humans together! I've taken many large groups for my job and most often say it is the highlight of their trip! If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's impossible. It to enjoy a visit to the elephant orphanage. The babies are so cute. We went to the public feeding at 11:00 and the 5:00 visit for donors. Both were terrific. This is a great place to go with children of all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They really know what they're doing at David Sheldrick. My husband gifted me an adoption of an elephant and ever since I wanted to visit. We finally got to last week (Jan 2017) and it was so fulfilling. These babies are adorable, playful and wonderful to watch. You can't get close to baby elephants in the wild so this is... More 

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