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“Amazing” 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 42 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This was a last minute decision that we thoroughly enjoyed. It was a very memorable trip. You get to see a variety of ages and, if you're lucky, the elephants will be nice even to let you pet them!

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“Experience with Orphaned Baby Elephants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Visited Daphne Sheldrick Baby Elephant Orphange as a pre-tour excursion while in Nairobi. It was an amazing experience being with the baby orphans and getting such a nice talk from the keepers. My wife and I adopted one of the babies and must say it is a must stop point for those transiting via Nairobi. Great work the Sheldrick's are doing in fostering wildlife conservation in Kenya.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Very moving experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

If you wonder whete the abandoned elephant babies end up after their mothers are illegaly killed or snared in the psrks, look no further. Although a super touristy attraction, I hope that this place lasts for a long time. Do make sure you are there well ahead of the 11 AM opening time as the queue builds fast. Enjoy and if you want to support your own little. baby for a year, they will let you in after hours to look at the stable too.

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“Good work”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I really appreciated the good work this organisation is doing to see to it that the baby elephants who would have perished in the wild have a bright future ahead of them. Worth a visit and a donation will go a long way towards this noble course.

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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Its so great to see the elephants up close. You are separated only by a rope but the elephants don't know they aren't supposed to cross it! You can touch and pet the baby elephants as they approach - really awesome.

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