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“Magic! Really Magic” 5 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Magic! Really Magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I loved this place. To touch elephants is so satisfying and completes life!! These guys really take care of the elephants and tI love the way they integrate them back into the wild, with the older elephants in the wild adopting and teaching the younger ones. Fantastic. Really brilliant - thanks David Sheldrick!!

Visited January 2013
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“Definitely a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Very reasonably priced entry. What they guys do at the orphanage is wonderful.
We managed to see both groups of baby elephants in the morning session, not too crowded but still a good eager audience when we went.
The team give a small talk on how they go about rehabilitating each elephant, unfortunately the PA was a bit hard to hear but the team took good questions afterwards.
We also saw Maxwell the genetically blinded black rhinoceros, an incredible story.
Gift shop took dollars & shillings & was very reasonably priced.

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“Cute Elephant Babies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We had the impression that the elephants are happy and well looked after. They don't seem to mind the tourists that are only allowed to visit them for one hour each day.

Visited December 2012
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“great ideea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This orphanage is a fabulous ideea, th babies elephant have a chance and is a nice gesture to adopt one of those sweet elaphants.

Visited November 2012
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“always wanted to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

It's great. Inexpensive unless you want to adopt an elephant which I did - was given a lovely package of info plus a beautiful watercolour print of Napoiki, the elephant that I adopted. Great for kids. Go.

Visited January 2013
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