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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Half-Day Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
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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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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Reviewed today

It was an amazing attraction. We are disappointed that such places are created, but poaching is doing its ruthless work, so thanks to the foundation David Sheldrick

Thank yves v
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You need to time your visit as they only open for a short period each day. The experience of watching these sweet baby elephants coming to feed and play in the water and mud was a highlight of my visit to Nairobi. The public are...More

Thank KiskaCat
Reviewed 4 days ago

Brilliant. This is an Elephant rescue/rehab centre and lies within the national park in Nairobi. Every [young] elephant is a rescuee/orphan or similar and the expectation is recovery and assimilation in established herds nearby. It's about 10 dollars [give or take] cash entry for the...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Daphne Sheldrick has left such a legacy in her husband's, David, name. She has pioneered elephant husbandry, raising and reintegrating over 100 orphaned baby elephants to the wild. David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has become known worldwide for the work they do, in keeping Kenya's wildlife...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cute, because baby elephants! Sad, because of why they are here and not in the wild. It’s a good visit, and I like the tight timing. Lots of little Ellie’s drinking their milk and poking around. The guy doing the narration had a ton of...More

Thank Pennie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We sponsored two elephants, so we were able to attend the evening 5-6pm session @ DSWT. This is a great option if you're able - it is a minimum of $50USD/year (you can choose how many years) to sponsor one elephant, which is completely reasonable...More

Thank leiya126
Reviewed 6 days ago

We meet almost all of the orphaned elephants there, and hear the whole story of where each was found. It is great fun to see them sucking away on these enormous baby bottles -- who know that elephant babies needed mother's milk for about 2...More

Thank SoloNYer
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was great to see the baby elephants up close. Some walk around the edge so you can pet/touch them. There were quite a few, about 45 that they fed. Then they went on to explain each one and how they got there. That was...More

Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dame Daphne Sheldrick has done more than anyone to rescue and save orphaned baby elephants (and then return them to the wild when they are older and able). Public viewing at 11 every day is reasonably priced and moving and entertaining. Foster parents (minimum of...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Trust is an amazing place to visit. The chance to see the baby orphans when they come in for their noon feeding has to be experienced to truly understand. The Trust does exceptional work rescuing the babies, many of whom lost their moms to...More

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Julie G
November 5, 2017|
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Response from Jiayi W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie, sorry for the late reply. When we went by 3, they informed us, need to adopt 2 at least. Otherwise, we have to go during the morning regular hours.
andrew t
October 1, 2017|
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Response from ladolcevita89 | Reviewed this property |
Take a taxi organised by your hotel, or Uber
Melissa R
September 4, 2017|
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Response from Fatema B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. It's $5. And you must go, it's absolutely amazing.