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“Adorable Elephants”

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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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.
st Petersburg, United States
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“Adorable Elephants”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

The caring staff at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust make this an essential stop off for any visitor to Nairobi, especially for animal lovers. To see the baby elephants drinking for teats on large baby bottles is a moving experience I am so pleased I was able to see. The babies are wonderful to see and the caring of the staff is most impressive. fantastic place to visit.

Visited July 2012
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“What a Joy”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Seeing these baby elephant orphans and seeing how they are loved and cared for by their keepers was a really joyful experience.
The majority of the babies have become orphans as a result of poachers killing their mothers and they are being cared for here until,hopefully they can be released into a reserve with another herd who will accept them as one of there own.
The keepers sleep with the elephants as they have to be bottle fed every 3 hours until they are two.Now that is a commitment.
Watching them jostling for a space in a very small mud pool was hilarious.
The keepers were very informative and you can only visit at 1 particular hour a day to minimise human contact.
We were also delighted to see the well behaved,beautifully school uniformed school children enjoying the antics of these beautiful babies

Visited April 2013
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The Sea Ranch, California
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“Baby Elephants are Very Cute and Large!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Enjoyed seeing the orphaned baby elephants up close! Good stop if in Nairobi for a day or two! The viewing area can be hot and muddy so go prepared for these conditions!

Visited May 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Sad, but uplifting”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

There is nothing to dislike, but it can be an emotional roller coaster ride of emotions.
To be able to get so close to young/very young Elephants is an absolute joy, but you must be sensible about how you react. The keepers will tell you all about the process of rearing the very young from when they are first brought to the orphanage up until they are moved to Tsave to be prepared for release back into the wild. You are there in time for their feeding, so they can be very boistrous, beware of your feet if close to the rope. You do not want to be explaining to a Dr that an Elephant has stood on your foot. There are only two visiting hours and you need to check on which days they are depending on the season. If in Nairobi i would say a visit to the david Sheldrick Elephant orphanage is a MUST.

Visited March 2013
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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“Visit to the elephant sanctuary”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

A visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant sanctuary is NOT TO BE MISSED!! It is a wonderful experience to see these little orphaned elephants and how they are looked after, and to learn more about elephants, and how very like humans they are in terms of life span, emotion and child rearing.

Visited May 2013
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