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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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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 yesterday

You will have chance to see elephants at really close range. They are so cute and the smile on their faces is telling that this organization is taking really good care of them. Although they are opening at 11am I would recommend going 40 minutes...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We loved this place. There was a big queue, but it was very organised that we didn't have long to pay and get through to where the elephants were coming up. They came in two batches into a relatively small feeding area. There's a man...More

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Reviewed yesterday

If you like elephants, this should be top of your list when in Nairobi. This baby elephant orphanage is extremely well run and the staff provide good explanations of the state of the elephants and the eventual plans to return them to the wild. You...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is nothing to watch. The guys are doing great job saving baby elephants, but there is just nothing much to watch... If you want to spend time with baby elephants go to Chit Wan in Nepal

Thank Victoria K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though the visits are only an hour long, this will be one of the most memorable hours that you spend. The work done by this organization is so incredibly important, especially once you realize just how much effort goes into raising these orphans. The...More

Thank Sarah10005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can observe the baby elephants at 11:00 each day, for one hour. They each get 2 bottles of milk and then spend time eating greens and walking very close to the customers. Fun time.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is truly a blessing. We adopted two baby elephants. One of our girls adopted a baby giraffe. The elephants come running in from the national park each evening and then get fed by their keepers who even sleep in their pens each night....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited for both the morning feeding (where we adopted an elephant) and the evening bed time for the elephants. This is an incredible charitable venture with lots of care, effort, and love evident from the charity and keepers. They are doing amazing conservation work...More

Thank Ben C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's really hard to knock a place that helps orphaned elephants and the place itself is doing a great job. But seriously, the management needs to stop booking people to come in and see/feed the elephants. They line donors up a dirt path at around...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for all elephant lovers. We enjoyed a feeding show and we are glad they are taking a good care of baby elephants. The only thing to mention is that the European looking sales lady in the souvenir shop was rather rude, which discouraged...More

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Cindy R
June 7, 2018|
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Response from mkaiser358 | Reviewed this property |
The foster parent event from 5-6 pm gives you access to restroom during that hour to only. I didn’t use it so I don’t know the extent of the facilities.
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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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