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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Address: Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503 , Kenya
Phone Number: +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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We had just 24 hours stopover in Nairobi and this place was recommended by our hotel concierge. We were not disappointed! It was not just seeing the elephants up close and... read more

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Terry H
Buxton, England, United Kingdom

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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had just 24 hours stopover in Nairobi and this place was recommended by our hotel concierge. We were not disappointed! It was not just seeing the elephants up close and watching them play and feed from enormous milk bottles it was the educational side that made it so worthwhile. Each elephant has a story and the centre works with... More 

Thank Terry H
Naples, Florida
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to the DSWT and I know that I'll continue to visit every time I come to Nairobi. I have supported this cause for years but was only aware during my first visit to Nairobi last year that I could physically see the location where so much good work is done. It's really a remarkable experience!... More 

Thank Patricia C
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very hard work goes into rehabilitating orphaned baby elephants before being released back into the wild. Visits can be busy and touristy but you do get a chance to be very close to some adorable baby elephants. You can return at 5pm if you foster an elephant. $50 a year goes towards the very high costs of rehabilitation required for... More 

Thank Alexis B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very wonderful and a must see for all tourist. I will return again soon I hope. Animals are so precious..

Thank Sixshooter888
Kampala, Uganda
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I highly recommend this well-organised family day out - you even get to touch the baby elephants. They love you scratching them. After buying your ticket, you walk down to see where the baby elephants are being fed huge bottles of milk. They wallow in a huge puddle and one of their carers covers them in muddy water. They love... More 

Thank CharlieBeau
United States
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did my research on David sheldrick wildlife and was impressed with the organization and it's commitment. As a person with an infinity for elephants, of course I adopted an elephant. At the time of the adoption I was advised that I could come back at any time during visiting hours, provided I make an appointment. Additionally, I would receive... More 

Thank City_hopper2005
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have adopted a baby elephant upon our arrival in Nairobi and one day we went to the DSWT to visit her. The visitation times during the weekends are usually packed, but you can still see the rescued elephants and hear about their stories. Some of them have been orphaned by poachers, others for different circumstances. It is really rewarding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its amazing to see that the sheldrick family took it upon themselves to save the baby elephants. When you see the little guys run in to get their baby bottles of milk and play in the Mud. All i can say is wow. Good Job and thank you for the opportunity to see them this close .

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been twice and especially the second time it seemed too organised and touristic. It feels like an elephant ring. Yes it was excellent to see the various ages of the elephants and so close up - but it was like they were performing. It is really good for kids and the info given during the one hour viewing... More 

Thank astonangel3
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very educational and an eye opener about current problem with elephant poaching in africa and in particular kenya. Amazing job what David Sheldrick trust is doing in Kenya!

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