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Address: Ithumba, Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
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A chance to touch baby elephants and hear how they ended up at the orphanage. Go there any day at 11:00. The elephants will be given milk and parade around at that time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A chance to touch baby elephants and hear how they ended up at the orphanage. Go there any day at 11:00. The elephants will be given milk and parade around at that time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Spent a few hours here listening to the backgrounds of the elephant residents. Admire what they do and the fact that every attempt is made to reintroduce the animals to their natural habitats.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

So many amazing stories of rescue and survival of these magnificent baby elephants who have been injured, abandoned, or orphaned. I am so impressed with the work done by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. We adopted a baby elephant for $50, and receive monthly emails regarding its progress towards re-integration into the wild. During my visit toNairobi, I visited the orphanage... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Visiting the Elephant orphanage was the highlight of my visit and I can't wait to go back to visit Roi the baby elephant we adopted. The work that is done here is very inspiring and although when you hear what these elephants have gone through it can be quite harrowing, you leave feeling hopeful. The adoption pack you get is... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Daphne & David Sheldrick Animal Orphanage is located in a secluded area of the Nairobi National Park where orphaned baby elephants, rhinos amongst other animals are taken care of by a dedicated team of conservationists. The orphanage is run by Daphne Sheldrick, the wife of the late famous Naturalist David William Sheldrick who was the founder Warden of Tsavo East... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

this was the most enjoyable experience we had when we visited the orphanage 2 yrs ago. its a definite must visit on anyones agenda.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a MUST for anyone in the Nairobi area. These orphan elephants deserve the best humans can offer....and at this place they get it. Elephants have a social life that we have a paltry knowledge of, and here they are assigned a human surrogate that cares for them as well as another species can. Stoic person that I am,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Got to meet & be close to dozens of elephant babies and young ones including 2 ostriches & got to know their stories whilst watching them being fed.... Learned a lot

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you foster an elephant through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, you can ask them permission to visit the Ithumba Unit and stay there at the camp site for a few days. It is not cheap, but worth every penny. (Were here in sept. 2009).

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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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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