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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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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi with Optional Giraffe Centre
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Half-Day David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
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Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in 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
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+254 733 891996
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous opportunity for seeing the good works of this Wildlife Trust and interacting with the baby elephants. Two groups are brought out to feed from large bottles an then browse on tree branches. The keepers encourage them to circle the enclosure so you are able...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an exciting visit and saw the great work they are doing, we had already adopted a baby elephant not that expensive when everything is considered. Watching the elephants take their milk and have a mud bath was wonderful. The entry cost is low...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived at the David Sheldrick Foundation just before feeding time. We were greeted warmly by all staff as we made our way to the feeding area. The staff at the centre were clearly passionate about their work and have wonderful relationships with the elephants....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust lets you come really close to the elephants, with only a single rope between you and the animals. During the show they tell about the animals, and their stories - and the work the trust does. It's well worth a visit!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome to see and stay close to the bay elephants. You get very close to then, very easy to touch. Nice to learn more about elephants and its lives.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for the evening feed and bedtime, the elephants came in (29 of them) at 5 in long procession and headed straight for their "bedrooms" where they get their bottles of mile which the guzzle in seconds. The younger ones all have a keeper who...More

Thank R0bertLindsay
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Did you know orphaned baby elephants will die unless their caretaker sleeps with them (on a raised platform for safety)... Their black rhino is blind so unable to be released. Don't miss this if you can arrange a visit!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can't miss this! It's only open for an hour. Cost is 7 dollars. The pics are exactly what it is. You stand there and watch these adorably cute baby elephants have a good time, drink bottles of milk, pee a ton, roll around in...More

Thank Swimmer777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not miss to visit the orphan elephants at david sheldrick park, i loved the place although the rains disrupted my visit and i cold not stay there for long

Thank Pauline A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing sanctuary and what they are doing is so fabulous and so humane! The facility is so clean and so well run. The best thing to do is adopt before you go and set up a visit for the night time then....More

Thank Robink34
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Shyamlee P
February 7, 2018|
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Response from Frances L | Reviewed this property |
Our 3 elephants were adopted well before hand and so we wrote an email from home to book an appointment. Apparently, if you adopt an elephant during the day you will be able to see them that evening. I'm not 100% certain of... More
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Ding H
February 3, 2018|
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Response from Colin T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you do not pay park fees to enter DWST. The entrance to DWST can be accessed directly from public roads
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Alaskachick907
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Brian P | Reviewed this property |
These are separate and you need to pay each
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