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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Nairobi Day Tour David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center
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Half-Day Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from 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.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Surprised”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I was traveling on Business and had a Saturday free having been up North and seen nothing but cattle and Sheep I wanted to see some indigenous animals this place was good and doing a great job but it is sad that so many baby elephants are orphaned by poacher scum. Loved the Warthogs!

Visited November 2012
Thank Peter B
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Adopt an elephant. Make a difference!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Nothing compares to seeing an orphan elephant grab a bottle of milk from a handler and guzzle. Or to see the babies look up to their handlers with trust and see their handlers look back with adoration - parenthood refined.

Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Heartwarming, awwwww-inspiring and educational”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We visited the elephant orphanage on our first day in Kenya. Arrive a few minutes early -- they only do one feeding a day, starting at 11 a.m. If you've seen baby elephants at the zoo ... well, you haven't seen baby elephants! During the hour-long presentation you'll meet the babies at the orphanage and may even get to touch a couple. It's heartwarming to see the care with which the keepers treat them, and inspiring to hear the good work that the David Sheldrick Trust is doing to protect these beautiful animals. You can also adopt an elephant for $50/year and get updates on her or him.

Visited January 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Although only open for an hour each day during feeding time, the WIldlife Trust was an awesome experience and great for the whole family.

Visited December 2012
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Alavus, Finland
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Must to see in Nairobi. Feeding of baby elephants and seeing them playind in mud is just so great ewperience. I was there in April 2010 and i wish to go back. You can also adobt an baby elephant and the money will go to all foster animals in the place. It is nice to see that someone is working for helping baby animals whose mom has been killed or died.

Visited February 2012
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