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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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What an amazing experience. Orphaned elephants cared for for this trust and the special handlers who you can clearly see adore their young trumpeters! From little babies to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing experience. Orphaned elephants cared for for this trust and the special handlers who you can clearly see adore their young trumpeters! From little babies to older age ranges it is a clear indication of how much elephants mean to these people. Some sad stories on still visible injuries sustained from poachers to those little ones who were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose to go here as we had a day free after arriving in Nairobi at the start of our holiday.So very glad that we did. So up close with all the elephants, it was surreal. They feel as lovely as the look and the guide told us every elephants story as to how they came to be there.. One... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's always a pleasure to bring friends and family to DSWT. Their respect for the animals is clear, and they describe each of the orphans with both dignity and compassion -- it is clear that the animals are well cared for, and the up-close encounter is magical.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a lovely two hours here. The young elephants are brought in to an arena by their keepers. We saw them being bottle fed, walking about, rolling in the muddy pool and learned the history and name of each youngster. All the young elephants are orphans and were brought here under different tragic circumstances but the intention is to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit elephants are great fun and well looked after. Perfect start to a few day safari only opens 11 to 12 every day we landed and went straight to the sanctuary

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth your visit. These folks, most whom are volunteers, help elephants who have lost their mothers or suffered injuries due to poaching rehabilitate and reintroduce into the wild. Its amazing. You also have an opportunity to adopt an elephant and watch its progress up to its reintroduction into the wild.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent and educational work done by this foundation rescuing orphaned baby elephants from the wild.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Seeing these baby elephants (and the warthog and ostrich that joined in) playing and feeding and being close enough to touch these great animals was unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the David Shedrick wildlife trust a few times while in Nairobi. It's lovely to see all the baby elephants and sometimes they might have a baby rhino that's just been born in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To see and here about the orphaned elephants was an amazing experience. Limiting the number of visitors certainly means that the experience is on a managable level. Even to goods for sale were reasonably priced. A word of warning, and this is certainly not a crticsism, it is cash only

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