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“Home for orphaned elephants.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Mbagathi Road, Nairobi 00503 , Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Ranked #1 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Owner description: 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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“Home for orphaned elephants.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I visited this centre not long after seeing a BBC documentary about the work carried out there. In fact, I recognised some of the keepers! They all seem really passionate about their work. The baby elephants are adorable and seem genuinely fond of the keepers, who play with them as well as feed and look after them. Some of the stories about how they were orphaned are sad, but it is great to think this place exists. It is a good place to visit with children.

Visited October 2012
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“don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

you will be sad. the time spent with the orphaned elephants is amazing. Worth every moment. And the best thing is, if you want, you can adopt a little one!

Visited July 2012
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“A Nairobi Must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is the one stop you must make in Nairobi. It's a great chance to do good and have have a good time. Timing is critical here. Don't be late. The baby animals are worth the effort.

It's easy to combine this with the giraffe center which is nearby.

Visited October 2012
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“Amazing Experience....Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Loved watching the playful orphan elephants. I adopted a baby elephant and recieve emails on its progress. It's great to know our small donations are doing something so great. A must visit when in Nairobi this is a not to be missed stop.

Visited September 2012
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“This was delightful and very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Up close to baby elephants who were so cute and playful. Were very impressed by the work undertaken by the trust

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