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“Good place to visit” 4 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
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good place to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Terrific! Well worth a visit. A bit sad to see a huge rhino in too small an enclosure, elephants seemed happy and well cared for. Entrance fee very reasonable.

Visited December 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Over-Crowded”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Just feels over-rated and over-crowded. The organization does good work, but is not visitor-friendly.

Visited September 2012
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Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Must-see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

This is a fabulous place to take children, as the elephants are close enough to touch, and the guides will allow visitors to interact with these amazing creatures. Our kids couldn't believe they could stand within inches of animals that are usually past a huge barrier in a zoo. The work the Sheldrick Trust is doing is amazing, too.

Visited January 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always touching”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

It is always touching to see and feel the care for the little elephant orphans and all the efforts made to give them a good life. Definitely worth visiting.

Visited December 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic, great attraction!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

Me and my wife visited the center last month, November 2012. In short: it was amazing to here the stories and see the baby elephants. We were deeply touched by the entire experience (we did that after completing a 12 day safari in Kenya) and if you have the time, don't miss it.
We wish the Trust all the best in the future.

Visited December 2012
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