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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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A must see when you come to Nairobi

One of my favorite things I've ever done was come to this place. To meet and greet over 20 rescued elephants and adopt one if you wish was something I will never forget. I highly... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my favorite things I've ever done was come to this place. To meet and greet over 20 rescued elephants and adopt one if you wish was something I will never forget. I highly recommend going here. A side note though is they only take cash. While it's very cheap to enter if you want to do a little... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my nephews to the orphanage to see the baby elephants (which they found big!) They really enjoyed seeing them drinking milk and splashing around in the mud pool. At some point, when it is quiet enough, the elephants come close enough to be touched. It is a great outing for both the young and old. The young elephants,... More 

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We were there in the afternoon which means you have about an hour after they come back from the park and into the shelters. I experienced that a lot of the elephants were not interested in human contact which was a shame since you want to get close to them. Also be aware when the caretakers says they can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

one the best place to while in Nairobi for a stop over.the game rangers were very helpful in their explanation on the life and the behavour of the elephants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a great experience for people at any age, but for family is even more special. To see the young elephants and learn more about their stories and how they ended up in the orphaned is a touching experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a very cool experience to watch all the baby elephants come in for feeding. it is just 30 minute from downtown center and it is only one hour from 11 am till 12 pm except sunday do try to be there very early to catch the whole event it is cheap ticket only 500 Kenya shilings =5 usd... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Should you visit this? Most certainly. Why? Because baby elephants are adorable. Also you get to know about the perils that can befall even these giant, magnificent beasts (humans being one of the worst perpetrators). And the work that the David Sheldrick Trust is doing in taking care of them and painstakingly re-instating them into the wild is to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally worth every minute of the time spent here. You can't miss this if you are ever in Nairobi. Memories will last you a lifetime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful place that rescues orphaned elephants, show us them feeding and encourages to sponsor or "adopt" and orphan. I sponsored one for my grandchildren who are enjoying following the detailsof its life and development through emails and photographs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Please take an opportunity to go here, it is well worth a visit! They handle the elephants so kindly and you can tell the caretakers are truly interested in the orphans welfare. Allow time for traffic since you have only an hour window to visit.

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