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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi with...
Ranked #3 of 133 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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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Fabulous two hours spent with the orphaned elephants, which are cared for for 24hrs a day by there keepers.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Go and support this great charity. See the orphaned elephants and rhinos, you can sponsor one if you wish.

Thank Tim Q
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

I touched an elephant. A baby elephant anyway. Rough skinned, hairy and stinky :-)

One hour drive and a lot of asking for directions later, we finally arrived at the gate. The place is nicely tucked away inside Nairobi National Park, on the southern side. The problem is that there are no sign-posts neither are there any adverts to guide someone to the target.

The elephant calves are just like any other baby - playful, small and cute. You will watch them being bottle-fed and they will walk around within arms-length.

The place is open everyday from 11H00 to 12H00 so keep time otherwise you are bound to miss the action. It gets pretty full with tourists also. One of the guides also gives a personalized introduction of each and every one of the elephants. Pretty boring to hear someone speaking non-stop for 40 of the 60 minutes it takes for the tour. I beleive they could summarize their talk to maximum 10 minutes and let the rest of the information be available at the information desk.

One thing is that it is not a zoo but a rehabilitation centre. The elephants get released to the wild eventually. One can adopt an elephant too.

I wished to post photos but I see so many similar ones already here. So I bet all that is remaining is for you to come over and experience the place for yourself. What are you waiting for?

Thank Arthur B
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

I liked the interactions of the staff with the baby elephants, got booked in by Affable tours and safaris.

Thank Moses B
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a must do when visiting Nairobi. I have been a number of times and with each visit I am reminded what amazing and dedicated work the Trust does to save these baby elephants. Adopt an elephant online and you can attend a more private visit later in the day when the babies return to their stockades. An absolute gem.

Thank shaslau
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