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“Saving the Elephants”

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 125 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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Sydney, Australia
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“Saving the Elephants”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The facility is worth a visit for an hour. It is a facility that finds orphaned Elephants in the wild(mainly because their mothers have been killed by poachers for their ivory) and after nurturing them for a number of years retrurn them to the wild, where they are protected. Very worthwhile project well explained by local staff.

Visited June 2013
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“Animals in captivity, but still awesome”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Every elephant here has a story, some past, a family and a name; exactly thats wht makes this place so unique and heart touching.

Visited April 2013
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Fletcher, North Carolina, United States
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“Adorable overload!”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Only open from 11-noon, this place will give you an hour of absolute delight! The elephants are playful and rambunctious and seeing the care that is put into raising these orphans is incredibly heartwarming. Make sure to get there early and stand in front of the water buckets or dust mound. The elephants tend to congregate there and you'll get the best pics and an opportunity to touch them. Do not miss this if you're in Nairobi!

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing beautiful fantastic!”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Took my breath away the dedication of some people in this world is incredable. This was my last day in nairobi after 2 weeks trampsing around what a pleasant end to my trip me and my grandaughter loved it ive just started the book and like someone said lets hope they make you into a film keep up the good work. Loved the cheeky warthogs. Thankyou for all people like you all at the orphanage debby pell england.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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“a must see”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

this organization does amazing work and it is such a delight to see the baby elephants and their keepers flourish in a safe place.

Visited July 2013
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