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“The best!!!” 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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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi
Ranked #1 of 94 things to do in Nairobi
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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.
New York, NY
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“The best!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a must do when visiting Nairobi. I have been a number of times and with each visit I am reminded what amazing and dedicated work the Trust does to save these baby elephants. Adopt an elephant online and you can attend a more private visit later in the day when the babies return to their stockades. An absolute gem.

Visited March 2013
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Nanyuki
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12 reviews
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“Fabulous to see their work”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

What I like about this place is that it isn't a zoo. All these elephants get raised ready to go back home to the wild. Excellent work being done here

Visited April 2013
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Kampala, Uganda
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“Baby Elephants!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Seeing the baby elephants was incredible. They let you touch them and you get to see them eat from their baby bottles. Be sure to be there by 11 though because they kick you out at noon!

Visited April 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“A Must See for Families!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Anyone traveling to Nairobi with children should make certain that they get the chance to see the elephant orphanage. It is amazing to see the interaction between the keepers and their charges, and the trust that is engendered between them. Mature elephants have been released into the wild several hundreds of miles distant and returned to the sanctuary with their babies a year of two later, apparently wanting their human friends to help rear their young.
An amazing experience!

Visited August 2012
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San Diego, California
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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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