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“great ideea” 4 of 5 stars
Review of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi
Ranked #1 of 112 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.
Timisoara, Romania
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“great ideea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This orphanage is a fabulous ideea, th babies elephant have a chance and is a nice gesture to adopt one of those sweet elaphants.

Visited November 2012
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“always wanted to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

It's great. Inexpensive unless you want to adopt an elephant which I did - was given a lovely package of info plus a beautiful watercolour print of Napoiki, the elephant that I adopted. Great for kids. Go.

Visited January 2013
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Nairobi
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“Cute”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This place is amazing just for what they do and how much care they show to the elephants. We need places like this to preserve the beautiful animals that make this country a popular destination. I enjoyed learning the history of each of the elephants and learning about elephants in general. This is something everyone must do if you are in Kenya but I think one visit is more than enough. I would recommend it to everyone to go at least once and make a donation.

Visited January 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Surprised”
5 of 5 stars 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
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Adopt an elephant. Make a difference!”
5 of 5 stars 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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