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“If its elephants you want to see...” 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 109 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.
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“If its elephants you want to see...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

It's an elephant orphanage and they do put on a nice daily show parading age groups of young elephants. It's to assist in elephant conservation in the country which is desperately needed since poaching for ivory is again on the increase in Africa and in Kenya. A good way to raise funds but one may wonder how many of these poor orphans will live to a ripe old age (and tusks) once reintegrated into the wild. Definitely worth a visit for families and tourists.

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“A must-see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Only open from 11am -noon, but make sure you find the time to go - you'll not be disappointed. It's nice to see humans helping wildlife instead of killing and hurting them.
Watching the orphans playing together and hearing how their helpers nurture, socialise and eventually release them back into the wild, is a real feel-good moment.

Visited January 2013
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“Baby Elephant Orphanage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Well worth the visit. Orphan elephants are brought out between 11-1200 daily. A good place to see theses little pachyderms up close.

Visited March 2013
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“great place to see baby elephants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

good mornings trip easy to get a taxi and pay when you arrive, excellent place to see baby orphan elephants being raised ready to start a new life in one of the many reserves

Visited March 2013
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“Unmissable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Fantastic up close experience with very young elephants, cared for by experts. Very knowledgeable talks by excellent keepers, though the rudeness of some English guests nattering aloud during their talk was more than irritating but no fault of the staff. Another surprise animal can be seen up close here too!
Go, but only if you are polite enough to listen!

Visited May 2012
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