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“Orphaned Elephant Redoubt” 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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Luanda, Angola
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“Orphaned Elephant Redoubt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Great to see especially if you won't get a chance to see ellies in the wild. If you do, you might be disappointed as it's a bit commercial (the baby elephnats wear blankets to keep them warm) and your shots will be full of other people. Still interesting to hear how each elephnat came to this center.

If you miss the 11 AM feeding (until 12 PM) you will need to pay $50 (for two) to put the elephants to bed at 4. But there are then less people.

Visited November 2012
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“Elephant Orphanage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Very close, even touching, encounter with orphaned baby elephants. Each elephant had his or her caretaker. The dedication and knowledge of the caretakers is beyond compare. A must see!

Visited August 2012
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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.

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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.

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