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“Visit the Elephant orphans”

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Half-Day David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust...
Ranked #1 of 86 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 23, 2013

Due to the extensive road works and resulting traffic jams everywhere in Nairobi we were half an hour late getting to the daily viewing of the baby elephants. This was a shame because there were so many visitors and school groups that we stood 6 or 8 deep most of the way around the "arena". The guy with the mic didn't really move around at all so we couldn't hear the commentary, or Q and A session at the end. I suggest that during excessively busy days like this, the one with the mic tries to move around to make sure that everyone gets a chance to hear. My sympathies are with the staff as the crowds are huge and its a good policy not to turn any one away. Perhaps setting aside one section for individuals who are not part of a large group might help crowd control a little. I was disappointed for the first time friends I took as they were not as engaged as they would have been had they been able to hear the fascinating rescue stories etc

Thank Fiona M
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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.

Thank Guy2508
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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.

Thank Shahzad K
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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!

Thank Stevie C
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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.

Thank Yasminyvette
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