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“Epic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Mbagathi Road, Nairobi 00503 , Kenya
254 (0) 20 891 996
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Ranked #1 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Epic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great people trying to take care of orphaned elephants. Would like to know more about the model and where the money goes, buy you can sponsor the baby elephants that are mostly taken in from random places where their parents have been killed by poachers.

Visited November 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“David Sheldrick's elephants - Olifanten Weeshuis”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It's okay to go here, but not very cheap.
The varetakers parade the elephants out, you can stand around the open space where they feed them, on 3 sides.
The problem is if it is busy, usually let too many people in, you can not see much. Also I have not seen any paying people feeding the elephants and they do advertise that ...
Good cause, badly carried out.

If you have a choice go to AFEW Giraffe Center.

Aardig als je olifanten wil zien op een afstandje.
Als het druk is kom je echt niet dichtbij.
Goede zaak dat het er is, niet zo' n beste touristische uitvoering vind ik.
Ga liever naar de Giraffes!

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“See the baby Elephants!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is a must to visit, here they take in abandoned baby elephants, feed them, nurture them, nurse them back to health and ultimately return them to the wild & ensure that they are adopted by an appropriate family in an area close to where they were found.

Visited November 2012
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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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