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Address: Ithumba, Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
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Visiting our Adopted Grandchildren - Nairobe Centre

This is an amazing place where they do wonderful work with the rescued orphan baby elephants - please if you read this and love elephants then adopted one and then go and visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is an amazing place where they do wonderful work with the rescued orphan baby elephants - please if you read this and love elephants then adopted one and then go and visit him or her - that's what we did courtesy of our daughter. As and adopted parent we were able to see Murit put to bed and fed... More 

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Greenwich, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

While on a Mission trip in Nairobi, my group had the opportunity to spend the morning at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. We arrived right at feeding time. It was wonderful watching the staff bottle feed all the baby elephants. The Sanctuary explained that all their elephants were rescues. None had been taken from their natural habitat without a good... More 

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Lansdowne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

You have to read the website and if you can visit. You'll understand what a vital job these guys do to rehab elephants back into the wild. This is only a small part in the big picture of what they actually do. Truely amazing !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

5 of us stayed at the ithumba lodge for 3 nights. Firstly the accommodation is beautiful, staff are exceptional and really take care of you with delicious meals, friendly atmosphere and extremely knowledgeable. But the accommodation is not why you come here.... The elephants experience is like no other, you meet at 6am to see the baby elephants be feed... More 

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El Fondo de les Neus, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you do nothing else worthwhile when in Kenya try to visit this wonderful , magical place ! Our second visit was filled with wee moments of pure bliss -- feeding the younger ones , being pushed away from one of " our " orphans by the trunk of her friend and minder , the bonds these elephants make are... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Not as fancy as the main orphanage in Nairobi and these elephants are big enough to be close to weaning. The big difference is that I have been here twice and have been able to hold the bottle and feed them my self both times

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Always a must visit when in Kenya. A longer stay than one night highly recommended to get to know the way it works. Disliked the Park Fees at $1560 total. Why not encourage longer stays by lower fees after 24 hours?

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is one of my favourite things to do: visiting the Sheldrick elephant orphanage in Nairobi and Ithumba. The elephants are so sweet and one learns everything about them. The trust is doing something wonderful and it is not easy and takes years until the orphans grow up and are rehabilitated into the wild. I adopt an elephant for every... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is an orphanage that adopts abandoned baby elephants and then assigns them to a surrogate for about three years. That person largely stays with the baby for months at a time, and the orphans are never left alone. When you hear the stories of how the babies got separated from their mothers, it is are heart-wrenching. The orphans bond... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Second visit as magical as the first. I disagree that you must fly in as seeing the local country is a must for budget travelers. I had the opportunity to have a wonderful driver and guide Wilfred Kamau who well versed on all the plant and animal life. This is the place to get up close to elephants. Both times... More 

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