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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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$65.00*
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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi
Ranked #1 of 122 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.
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“Good for Tourists”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a very famous attraction in nairobi

You need to be on time as it is only open from 11am to 12noon. You get to see many adult and baby elephants at a close distance

Might be repetitive if you have already been to Mara. However @ksh500 per person it is a bargain

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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Adorable Baby Elephants”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I had read about this place and I had a scheduled business event in Nairobi. had a free morning and went to see the baby elephants

Visited February 2013
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Schenectady, New York
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“Not much there, but worth visiting”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

This place has a very noble cause, and it is great to see the baby animals.

The star deductions are not necessarily for the shelter itself, but to warn about all the tour companies taking advantage of you. This place may be accessed publicly. Also, I was promised I could feed an elephant by the tour company, but this was a lie.

Visited October 2012
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Mandeville, Jamaica
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“Great experience”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We had sponsored an elephant and a rhino at the trust so we were able to come late in the day for their feeding and get up close to the orphans. What a great experience to have! The work they do to save these orphans and return them to the wild is great. You have to go, remember to sponsor an orphan so you can get up close, make a great memory for yourself and your family all while helping them continue their work to help the elephants.

Visited February 2013
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El Fondo de les Neus, Spain
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“A must see”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

A great experience , the dedication of the guys who are foster "parents" is reason enough to want to do more to help. The Elephants are a delight , not fazed by visitors and getting very independent of their carers as they mature . To see a small and nervous one being looked after by a more confident "carer" is very moving and uplifting. This is the true meaning of Care For our Future !! Sponsor an Elephant and take the chance to visit NOW !!!

Visited February 2013
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