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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

#1 of 124 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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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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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Elephants are by no means an endangered species but they are hunted down by poachers and of course killed by other wildlife. The result is baby elephants, orphaned in the wild. The wildlife trust was established to provide a home to these elephants until they...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Came to visit my foster baby Ndotto, but loved being able to look around and seeing the other babies. We only made it to the evening encounter, but that was fine. We cannot say enough about the great work DSWT is doing. We currently foster...More

Thank brlops5
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were traveling as a family, went to the baby elephant sanctuary where we laughed at their antics , but also learned a lot about their habits, family life and most of all about maintaining their safety against poachers. They are playful and you are...More

Thank 30carrillo
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Trust I now found myself involved with was a totally different entity. Five years ago the activities were fun and hard work, the same as now, but the objectives were short term, really acts of recovery rather than part of a master plan. Now,...More

Thank Nicholas Jullei... V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I attended the 5pm visit for people who sponsor elephants in their care, but you can also visit at lunch times. The babies were brought "home" by their keepers after an afternoon in the bush. They all filed in one by one for their evening...More

Thank newgranny
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can't help but love this place! The elephants just seem so cute as they parade down to their "homes". Some wanted to "reach out" so we could pet them. We were impressed with how devoted and knowledgeable the staff is. They even sleep with...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 3 days ago

So the first thing you hear soon as you land in Nairobi is "you should see the baby elephants" and I think if you don't do that the cab drivers are legally obligated to report you to the Kenya Wildlife Service :-) Jokes apart, there...More

1  Thank mcvadhool
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited at the 5 pm viewing because we had "fostered" a baby elephant in advance. Setting up the visit via email was easy and everything worked out just as they said. My teens enjoyed learning about the elephants and being able to pet their...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow this the best place to visit in Nairobi in the morning before you go for lunch if you have a moment to enjoy , it's more educucative and love to all ages, a part from learning, the highlight of the day is when feed...More

Thank abwoya
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well run and you can tell the elephants are well cared for and the people truly care about their well being. Absolutely amazing to be up close and personal to these amazing animals and watch them run to their bottles to be fed and play...More

1  Thank Trina B
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Response from elephant022 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Nonochin81 ... Yes ... You will be taken to see Maxwell the Orphan Rhino in his recently renovated and very large enclosure and if you are lucky enough, he may even come right up to the fence so you can pat him ...
18 June 2017|
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Response from FlyingTheCoop | Reviewed this property |
Funnily enough this question was asked when I visited. The short answer is that management seemed to be very closed to the possibility. On my visit I heard a young vet ask if there were voluntary positions available for... More
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I used safarilinks - very helpful and good day tour