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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

#1 of 124 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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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 yesterday via mobile

It was a very satisfying visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in the Nairobi National Park. It's a one hour activity and really worth taking your kids to, to be up so close to baby elephants. The stories of these elephants and how they...More

Thank aliwahab79
Reviewed yesterday

We understand it maybe for a good cause but for us the visit was disapointing. There are loads of people around a circle to see the small elephants and you really don't feel you are seeing them in their natural environment. At least they are...More

Thank titane2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's just amazing to see the elephants and all of the trainers working with them. What a great organization this is! The trust opens up to the public for one hour only, so make sure you get there in time to see the elephants. The...More

Thank Arianna M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Extremely well run, I was surprised to learn that the entrance fee was only about $5 (500 Ksh). The close proximity to the animals was tremendous. My friends and I were very impressed with being allowed to touch the elephants and be so close to...More

Thank Stephen_Fowler1
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must in Nairobi. You'll get to see baby elephants, around 30 or more and how they being taken care of. A trip that will also make you aware of endangered wild life. It's great to visit with children.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to book an appointment for a behind the scenes experience for our family of 4 and it was worth every cent. The baby elephants were adorable and it was quite emotional learning their stories and being able to interact with them. After watching...More

Thank bishi2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our visit. Felt sort of emotional hearing their stories. Totally worth it. Watching these babies go for the milk was fun. You can also adopt an elephant of a year for a fee. Go for it! Tip: opens at 11am. Reach by 10:30am...More

1  Thank Myview2020
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really incredible what they are doing here, so much dedication and love for the animals. It does get very crowded, and the guy dressed in the tribe outfit will force you to take a photo then demand money on your way out so walk past...More

Thank Brittany K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful elephants and had a great time here. Very cheap to get in ($5 pp) and you can see a lot of care goes into these animals. Great cause, try and adopt if you can.

Thank Christctc d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Baby elephants!?!?! Can't go wrong! There was so much information presented and being so close to the elephants was amazing. The stories were so moving. It gets pretty crowded so get there early and find a place near a bush...the older elephants like to play...More

Thank Karra A
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Response from elephant022 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Nonochin81 ... Yes ... You will be taken to see Maxwell the Orphan Rhino in his recently renovated and very large enclosure and if you are lucky enough, he may even come right up to the fence so you can pat him ...
June 18, 2017|
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Response from FlyingTheCoop | Reviewed this property |
Funnily enough this question was asked when I visited. The short answer is that management seemed to be very closed to the possibility. On my visit I heard a young vet ask if there were voluntary positions available for... More
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I used safarilinks - very helpful and good day tour