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“Baby Elephants!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503 , Kenya
+254 733 891996
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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.
Kampala, Uganda
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“Baby Elephants!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Seeing the baby elephants was incredible. They let you touch them and you get to see them eat from their baby bottles. Be sure to be there by 11 though because they kick you out at noon!

Visited April 2013
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“A Must See for Families!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Anyone traveling to Nairobi with children should make certain that they get the chance to see the elephant orphanage. It is amazing to see the interaction between the keepers and their charges, and the trust that is engendered between them. Mature elephants have been released into the wild several hundreds of miles distant and returned to the sanctuary with their babies a year of two later, apparently wanting their human friends to help rear their young.
An amazing experience!

Visited August 2012
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San Diego, California
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“A baby Elephant lovers must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Simply a Must-See while in the city, Nairobi that is! There isn't anything quite like it to visit with these little guys and learn about their story. If you end up fostering one (or more) of these guys you get to come back in the afternoon for a another more up-close-an-personal visit. The work that's being done there is fantastic and we need to learn from those sometimes very sad story's and protect these precious animals!

Visited September 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“What amazing place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

If you love Elephants you will love his place. The Elephant orphanage is very special. You can have the opportunity to touch the Elephants and see the babies up close. Try to get there early if you can as its only open for one hour and the traffic in Nairobi can be bad at the best of times.

Visited March 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“The Keepers are just the most amazing people with the Elephants. Seeing is believing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

There wasn't a thing that I can think of that I disliked about the place......Just beautiful and there is game driving to do in the afternoon in between the visits to the Elephants.

Visited April 2013
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