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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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Baby elephant orphans

Visited on a Sunday and it was packed! The orphaned elephants are so cute! The David Sheldrick trust is doing a fantastic job with these beautiful animals. Get there early for... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited on a Sunday and it was packed! The orphaned elephants are so cute! The David Sheldrick trust is doing a fantastic job with these beautiful animals. Get there early for a front rope view!

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Dodge City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even the "private" viewing of the elephants in the evening are crowded, at least compared to expectations. Doesn't matter if you arrive early or late as it's a bit of a mob scene. Might make sense to restrict this to a set number of donors in the future. Still, it is quite memorable and one of the highlights of our... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The David Sheldrick Trust is dedicated to rescuing orphaned and/or at risk baby elephants and rhinos with the ultimate goal to reintroduce them to their natural habitat. The work they do, and relationship that caregivers have with their respective 'charges' is beautiful and inspiring. It is absolutely worth the trip, especially if you get to observe their feeding time. You... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did this visit at the beginning of our trip. Not a must. The place is crowded and finally you don't see much and the guide making a speech isn't really interesting... Still it was cute to see the baby elephants orphans.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been here three times - it's so nice that it's open to the public each day for an hour - lots of children on field trips! I've also adopted young elephants and gone back in the evening to watch them come in from the bush (one was running way ahead of the others because he was hungry!) and get... More 

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Stawell, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit to see how baby elephants are being saved and prepared for return to the wild. A great cause.

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Thank Ruth H
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I had the opportunity to visit this special place and find out first hand the critical work the dedicated staff and donors provide to rescue and care for the animals lucky enough to call this place home. The elephants are adorable to see and I would advise to try to come at a time when you can... More 

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Lakefield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrive early to get a great viewing spot of the baby orphans who are cared for so well at this amazing place. So adorable and great interaction with the little ones!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The visit is strictly from 11.00 to 12.00, unless you adopt an elephant in which case you may be allowed visits at other times. Large number of visitors stand in a circle. The elephants, mostly babies and tame, are brought inside the circle. They are given a large bottle of milk which they hold and drink. The attendants bring elephants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique chance to get close to elephants, giraffes, rhinos and ostriches and to support a very worthwhile cause. One of the few attractions in Kenya that doesn't charge more to foreigners. We ended up "adopting" a baby elephant, but my kids really wanted to help sponsor Pea the ostrich, who was very friendly and interactive.

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