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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Address: Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 733 891996
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi...

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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Totally wonderful place raising orphaned elephants

Go from 11-12 daily to see feeding of the baby elephants and hear about their plight. Very moving and such cute animals. Some will come close enough for the you to pet but with... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go from 11-12 daily to see feeding of the baby elephants and hear about their plight. Very moving and such cute animals. Some will come close enough for the you to pet but with the crowds don't expect to touch.

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I feel so good that the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is doing such a good job in taking care of the orphaned animals. Whether the cause of being orphaned is natural, predatory or by humans the trust is really taking care. Makes one emotional. Please visit it will make you understand how caring the trust is.

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Thank Silas N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have very mixed feelings about this place. While on a two week safari, we stayed in Nairobi for two nights and had a chance to visit this sanctuary for elephants. We arrived about 20 min before they were to open it to the public. There were so many people and we were still about 5 people back from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How wud you feel when you can feed animals like An ELEPHANT... ohhhh.... touch them, they have hairy skin... plays like kid with you..... People say they have sharpest memory, once you feed them they can remember you entire life.... Specific timings from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Entrance fee is KSH 500

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Third time visiting as this time I was hosting. Some tips: Get there 15 minutes before the schedule time to get a good spot, take some drink if it is hot and take some shade (hat / umbrella) as it gets hot waiting in the sun for an hour. Take some cash to buy some of the shop articles. The... More 

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nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time. It was amazing to see all the baby elephants coming in a row...the feeding was also a different experince

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a once in a life time experience so amazing that i do lack enough words to express the feeling. It is unbelievable how a person can know over 20 different elephants and still be able to share the information from birth, where they were rescued, their age as well as characters but above all was the bond created... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and i went to visit the baby elephants on a Sunday from 11-12pm. They are only open for one hour a day. This is the time the baby elephants come out of the wildnerness and take a feeding break. You can see the caretakers bottle feeding and the elephants playing in the water. I suggest you arrive 15... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An excellent opportunity for visitors to learn about animal conservation and the plight of some of the orphan elephants. But at the same time fun, as the orphans play like little children when they come to be fed. The only issue to be aware of is the 'remote' locations of the toilets, outside the gate, which can be a little... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's an awesome initiative, the people are great, the animals are free to mingle with guests. They are very strict with time to the point that the guy describing all the elephants has mastered his speech to exactly 59mins. :-D

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