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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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Orphaned Elephants Rescued

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... read more

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La Habra, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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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 4 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a great experience. We visited the orphanage before when my children were younger and they have continued to foster the same elephants as adults. It's is amazing to witness the different character traits of these majestic creatures and I just felt privileged to be in their company. We spent quite a while with Ndotto, one of the elephants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As you know the Ivory trade has had such a negative impact on elephants that it is both reassuring and impressive that this organisation does so much to help in the conservation of the elephants. You will be treated to baby /orphaned elephants each with their own story. Each story is narrated by the personal keeper for the elephants who... More 

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If you count this entry fee ( quite expensive for non residents) as donation then it is OK. You can see a couple of young elephants being feed and playing in the water. Very busy and lot of people.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love elephants you have to visit Elephants orphanage. You will get a lot of informations about this wonderful creatures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I are donors to the DSWT and we had the opportunity to visit when we were in Nairobi. What an experience. Because we were donors we were able to BOOK AHEAD OF TIME and come in at 5PM with other donors to visit our foster orphan(s) as well as the others. As all of the elephants head... More 

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