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“Loved it - elephants were so cute!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503 , Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Ranked #1 of 92 things to do in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Loved it - elephants were so cute!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this. It was fun to see the elephants being fed and to hear the story of the Trust. We adopted a baby elephant. You have to get there at 11AM to see them being fed. It lasts for 1 hour. There was a lot of construction on the way and it took us a very long time to get there so allow extra time.

Visited December 2012
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“visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Brilliant, we want to adopt an orphan elephant.unfortuneately it poured with rain while I was there as I would have liked to have stayed longer

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“lovely baby elephants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The DSWT raises orphan baby elephants whose mothers were often killed by poachers. From 11 - 12 it is feeding time. They come running into their feeding area where they drink milk out of a bottle. Very dearing to watch. Then they play around a bit. There are two rounds, first the very little ones and then the slightly older ones. Ver nice. Entrance fee KES 500 (around EUR 5).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Visiting hours between 11am-12pm. You get to see lots of elephants and them being fed/fooling around. Also a resident rhino (blind) and other animals. Thoroughly reccommeded.

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“Two steps away from a baby elephant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is one of the more reasonably priced tourist hotspots in Nairobi with an entry rate of around 5 Euros. The information about the work that the trust does is impressive and interesting and the surroundings are charming. At the center of attention are the orphaned elephant young which will be fed in front of you. It may sound like a terribly touristy thing to do, but on the occasion where I was there, not a single audience member did not feel rewarded in seeing these animals up close. The grounds overlook the national park and the view is stunning.

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