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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
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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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Amazing experience!

We went to the trust after hearing so much about it. We were not disappointed the elephants were amazing and for the minimal cost I would recommend. Only negative is that it is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the trust after hearing so much about it. We were not disappointed the elephants were amazing and for the minimal cost I would recommend. Only negative is that it is exceptionally popular now so a lot of people turn up, might be worth looking at the private tours.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Though you have to be here on time which tends to be a struggle in and around Nairobi it was worth the effort to go and see the baby elephants. There is a person that will talk about the babies and others that feed them. At some point the babies come close enough that you can touch them which my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful experience - a fantastic project which we visited twice. We even adopted an elephant and will keep supporting this wonderful charity.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's wonderful to see the orphaned baby elephants fed and cared-for. The speaker took questions from the crowd and elephants were adorable. The gift shop did not accept credit cards. I should have brought more cash -- they would have accepted American dollars.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The site is only open between 11and 12, but worth a visit. Fun to see the happy and lively baby elephants getting fed.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These people are doing an amazing job of fostering these elephants, and whatever else they come across, and the entrance fee is definately well worth your visit, as the money goes to a well worthy cause.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The visit to the Elephant Orphanage was organised quite close to our departure for Kenya. We are so glad we selected this option rather than an additional game drive. The work they do in rehabilitating orphaned elephants is simply amazing - we have decided as a family to adopt a number of them through the Trust. The keepers love the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting the elephant orphanage was such a special experience. The presentation given while we were able to observe the elephants was very informative. The people who work here are so dedicated to the welfare and reintegration of the animals. They are only open for one hour each day, so be sure to plan your day to visit here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of my favorite things I did in Kenya! The baby elephants are adorable and you can pet them! Highly recommend for all ages. Get there early though! Maybe by 11:30am to get a good spot right up front! And you can adopt a baby elephant and get updates on how they're doing :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a heartwarming experience to watch these orphaned babies returning from the forest in the evening with their keepers. The loving and expert care the orphans are given enables them to eventually be returned to wild herds. It is an experience not to be missed!

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