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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Nairobi Day Tour David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center
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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi
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Half-Day Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
Ranked #1 of 127 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 July 3, 2013

After just landing into Nairobi airport, this elephant sanctuary was the first place we visited. It was incredible to see the baby elephants up close and even getting to touch them. If you are a keen elephant enthusiast, this is a brilliant place to visit.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

The Elephants are amazing and I wished that the hour just wouldnt end. Plenty of Awwwww moments to be had. You get to see Baby elephant up close and personal - something that you would never get to see in the wild. These babies have all had trauma (abandonment, poaching ect) happen to them, so its good to see them being taken care ofof and eventually being rehabilitated back into the wild.The programme is bit touristy, but its an excellent way of educating people about the great work that the Davis Sheldrick Wildlife trust are doing. A must see for those with kids.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Seeing the twenty odd baby elephants drink their milk and cavort in the mud was wonderful. However there are no credit card facilities here, and we were thus not able to complete an adoption process on the spot, nor consider buying curios or tee shirts. But we thought the admission price very reasonable.

Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

After being on safari in Amboseli National Park, this is a waste of your time. It is incredibly touristy. But they do good work and your money is spent on saving the animals.

1  Thank SwedishVagabond
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

we visited DSWT for 2 day . my friend had paid for the private viewing at 3pm which we was the only people there with 22 babies elephants . a pushy little guy decided to try and push me over luckily I didn't go flat on my bum but he seemed to like to scare me then hahah Kithaka was his name . the orphanage is an amazing place and all the staff were lovely we got to meet Daphne herself she has done a wonderful job keeping these babaies safe ,they all seem very happy and content . we went back at 5pm and also the 11 am viewing too , we had fun spending in the shop and was great to interact with the babies , we booked with JT safari to get here from Mombasa ,he is a great business man with good prices .

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