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“A baby Elephant lovers must see” 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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“A baby Elephant lovers must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Simply a Must-See while in the city, Nairobi that is! There isn't anything quite like it to visit with these little guys and learn about their story. If you end up fostering one (or more) of these guys you get to come back in the afternoon for a another more up-close-an-personal visit. The work that's being done there is fantastic and we need to learn from those sometimes very sad story's and protect these precious animals!

Visited September 2012
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“What amazing place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

If you love Elephants you will love his place. The Elephant orphanage is very special. You can have the opportunity to touch the Elephants and see the babies up close. Try to get there early if you can as its only open for one hour and the traffic in Nairobi can be bad at the best of times.

Visited March 2013
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“Baby elephants, what more to say?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I took my nephew and he had a blast. He was so amazed to see the small elephants up close. Don't make the mistake I did though! It's only open for an hour each day so make sure you get the timing right.

The caretakers were also really good and provided some nice stories about the different elephants.

Visited August 2012
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“Very fun, and you support a good cause”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I really enjoyed my visit to the Trust and felt great about supporting their cause. I left much more informed and with a desire to continue to help conservation efforts. Make sure you check the times before you go, you want to make sure you're there for the feedings so you get to interact as much as possible with the elephants!

Visited December 2012
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“Outstanding place to visit - must do in Nairobi but only from 11-12”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Part of the typical Nairobi tourism circuit (do together with a nairobi safari, giraffe center, Mamba village, bead factory), this was one of my favorites. For a 500ksh donation you can come learn about elephants who were rescued from the wild (most whose parents were killed by poachers) and see them as they are rehabilitated to the age of being let back into the wild. From 11-12 only can you see the elephants (to avoid too much human contact since they will be released) and even interact with these friendly ad intelligent animals. At 5pm you can see the rhinos that they have rescued as well.

Visited April 2013
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