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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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Nairobi Day Tour David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center
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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 5 days ago

We visited with a group of friends who all adopted time share of a baby elephant. Seeing the baby elephants come back from their day in the field brings tears to your eyes. Keep up this most important initiative!

Thank GinnyKelowna
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Incredible to see the orphans being cared for with unconditional love from their keepers. A lovely place, full of love and hope.

Thank charlie0190
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rare opportunity to meet some elephants ! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and learnt a great deal about the sanctuary!

Thank HERR S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the best thing I did in Nairobi - it was amazing to see all the good work the trust and the keepers do with these wonderful animals. Well worth a visit.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 6 days ago

You must be there by around 11:30 to watch the baby Elephant feeding. It's worth the trip. And the bottles are quite big.

Thank gcomorau
Reviewed 6 days ago

a must see while in Nairobi!! We loved it,,, you can sponser a baby for $50 and they will let you come back at 5PM for a one-on-one with your baby. They will email you during the following year to let you know how he...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The baby elephants are adorable but the crowds of people trying to touch the elephants and talking on top of the commentator do their best to try and ruin the experience. It's great that the orphanage only allows visitors a 1 hour time slot. However,...More

Thank annamariewallis
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place, it fills your heart with joy and sadness, what these people do is so worthwhile. Make the commitment and adopt an elephant you will get great newsletters and contribute to this important conservation work.

Thank Globalalb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful to see the great work that is being done at the Trust. The dedication of the keepers is inspirational. The animals are well cared for. We were able to visit our adoptees.

Thank Joy557
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice visit to see the elephants and hear their stories. There is a small gift area but no food or drink facilities. You only spend 1hr there watching the animals and hearing about the work the Trust does. Nice way to spend an hour! Combine...More

Thank ladolcevita89
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Melissa R
4 September 2017|
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Response from Fatema B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. It's $5. And you must go, it's absolutely amazing.
21 July 2017|
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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 JupiterNine | Reviewed this property |
They told me one can adopt an elephant and they are looking for people to adopt as this helps them raise money for the cause..

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