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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...more
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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
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A unique opportunity to see baby elephants up close. Take the kids they will love it. Interesting to learn about the great work done here to help raise these majestic elephants. Worth going, you won't be disappointed
Elephant & Rhino Nursery is open only for an hour every day and it is very close to all other places to go (Giraffes Centre, Karen Blixon House)
At this nursery, they present the elephants and tell their stories - how they were found etc....More
Good day out for the kids but not much to do once you’ve see the elephants.
It does get busy so visibility becomes an issue specially if your going with the little ones. Best be early to get a good spot otherwise you’d be tip...More
I believe this sanctuary was billed as a walk with the Elephants. That was not so. The Elephants walk down the path from the sanctuary to their small pens where they are given food in the form of branches with fresh leaves attached. The work...More
I think for anyone planning a day tour in Nairobi, David Sheldrick wildlife trust visit should be on top of their list. While it was heartbreaking to hear the stories of orphan elephants, it was really touching to see the care and protection offered by...More
An absolute must visit. You get to see rescued animals that are rehabilitated and released eventually back into the wild. They do sterling work. It’s cheap to visit $7, it’s only open for 1hr between 11-12pm. Unless you adopt, then you can visit between 5-6pm
Not all elephants are lucky enough to be rescued and end up in such a very special place.
The keepers are amazing, it's very well run and organized, the staff is very attentive, helpful and well-informed.
It's a great cause that continually needs support.
This was definitely one of the highlights of my visits to Africa.
What an amazing experience. The work these guys do is unreal. Hats off to the keepers who spend 24hrs a day with their assigned babies.
Well worth the visit.
Response from ankebrandts | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website and choose fostering, everything is explained there. The Nursery Orphants are the ones based in Nairobi. You can also email them for an appointment and choose an orphant to foster during the visit.
I'm trying to plan a trip to africa in September. I have a very limited budget. I'd like to see the David Sheldrick wildlife trust, giraffe center, the great migration, Amboselli and the Massai Mara and possibly Tsavo. My dream would be to cross over to Tanzania and then to Botswana. I'm thinking 10 to fourteen days and would like to spend under $2,000 (excluding airfare to Nairobi) I have traveled to Europe, and I feel comfortable just having a round trip ticket and figuring out the rest...More
June 27, 2012|
"I'm looking for accomidations that would be like a three star hotel in Europe...private bathroom, air/heat etc. " Your expectations are too high. $2000 for 10-14 nights in 3* accommodation? You might manage that camping but not with the above. Aircon on safari is almost unheard-of, even in top-end accommodation. 3* safari accommodation here (i.e. a room with private bathroom) starts from around $100-$200 per night. That's before you factor in any kind of transport. You're also planning...More
Reliable taxi company (10 Replies)
Hi, I am looking for a reliable taxi company in Nairobi. I am landing in Nairobi on 29th December and am heading for a safari the day after. I am thinking of visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre (well, I am not quite sure of the Giraffe Centre). I have already asked at the hotel I'll be staying but I think they are a bit overpriced: They want 100 USD just to drive to the David Sheldrick Trust and back to the hotel at Harry Thuku Road. … If anyone could advise on...More
December 22, 2013|
Thank you both for your quick replies and the useful information! Happy holidays! Barbara
David Sheldrick Wildlife trust (12 Replies)
If we foster an elephant online ahead of time, can we directly go to the 3pm entry to see the elephants? Or do we have to be there ahead of time? Also, do we need to sponsor 2 elephants for both(my husband & I) of us to be able to go?
September 18, 2018|
Did you book the 3 pm visit already? Those often book to a year or more in advance. There is a 5 pm foster visit time but you need to contact them or have your operator contact them to add your names to the list ahead of time. I recommend leaving early as traffic is bad and if you have paid a lot for 3 pm visit then you do not want to risk being late. I’ve done 3 and 5 pm on same day and usually just stay there and wait rather than leave in between the visits. As far as you both needing...More