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“See the baby Elephants!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi
Ranked #1 of 111 things to do in Nairobi
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Owner description: 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.
Vancouver, Canada
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“See the baby Elephants!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a must to visit, here they take in abandoned baby elephants, feed them, nurture them, nurse them back to health and ultimately return them to the wild & ensure that they are adopted by an appropriate family in an area close to where they were found.

Visited November 2012
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“Home for orphaned elephants.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I visited this centre not long after seeing a BBC documentary about the work carried out there. In fact, I recognised some of the keepers! They all seem really passionate about their work. The baby elephants are adorable and seem genuinely fond of the keepers, who play with them as well as feed and look after them. Some of the stories about how they were orphaned are sad, but it is great to think this place exists. It is a good place to visit with children.

Visited October 2012
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HCMC
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“don't miss it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

you will be sad. the time spent with the orphaned elephants is amazing. Worth every moment. And the best thing is, if you want, you can adopt a little one!

Visited July 2012
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Palm Springs, CA
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“A Nairobi Must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is the one stop you must make in Nairobi. It's a great chance to do good and have have a good time. Timing is critical here. Don't be late. The baby animals are worth the effort.

It's easy to combine this with the giraffe center which is nearby.

Visited October 2012
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“Amazing Experience....Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Loved watching the playful orphan elephants. I adopted a baby elephant and recieve emails on its progress. It's great to know our small donations are doing something so great. A must visit when in Nairobi this is a not to be missed stop.

Visited September 2012
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