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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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US$ 75.00*
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Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi with Optional Giraffe Centre
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Half-Day David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Arrange a small group private visit to the orphanage through your travel agent. These visits are at 3 p.m. most days, and allow you a solid hour with the babies, where you will be allowed to stand among them, touch them, and watch them have...More

Thank eljo2113
Reviewed yesterday

Elephants are my favorite. They re my good luck charm. There are around 20 or more elephants here. It is run by a trust. It is very well managed. There are baby elephants to huge ones too. Then they leave the big ones in the...More

Thank Ami M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited our adopted baby elephant and were so heartened by the wonderful work that is done to rehabilitate and care for these animals.

Thank GardengirlVA
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great to see baby elephants being raised and eventually being put back in the wild. Would visit again.

1  Thank carol9823
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went during the 11am visiting and it was neat to hear about the orphanage and see the elephants roam and come into the area from afar. We fostered an elephant while there and came back a few days later for a private showing which...More

1  Thank lkruse0107
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting place and get to see plenty of the orphans, watch them being fed and being told about their rescue missions.

1  Thank Drapers2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is fantastic because its really the only place that I’ve experience that you’ll get to visit so many baby elephants in one place and be able to get so close to them. Unless you’re willing to pay a lot LOT more money, you...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 5 days ago

So charming to see the baby, orphaned, elephants being so well looked after. They play right in front of you. Would be so nice to add a coffee shop, if it were at all possible.

Thank raffertybrown
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The wildlife trust is clearly doing a fabulous job and they only let the public in for 1 hour during the elephants feeding time. One of the keepers does a very informative talk about the elephants but the trouble was we couldn't hear what he...More

Thank Sha007
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is definitely worthwhile visiting the elephant orphanage. However there is NO need to purchase a tour beforehand. Those tours are simply scams. These travel companies will charge $50-90 to pick you up from your hotel and pay your entrance fee. In reality most hotels...More

3  Thank lydiak653
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10 January 2018|
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Response from Kazzaoo | Reviewed this property |
Nairobi National Park, great safaris here - we had a great time, saw heaps, plenty of lions!!
4 January 2018|
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Response from MrsWhere2Next | Reviewed this property |
$50 US dollars
Julie G
6 November 2017|
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Response from Jiayi W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie, sorry for the late reply. When we went by 3, they informed us, need to adopt 2 at least. Otherwise, we have to go during the morning regular hours.