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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi
Ranked #1 of 119 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.
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

You must get there by 11.00 for feeding time. Oh the joy of seeing all those baby elephants running along to the feeding area. The cameras were clicking away like mad, we were so close to these lovely creatures. There was a talk by the head keeper who told the story of how every elephant was orphaned, it was very moving. These places need supporting as they do such good work.

Visited September 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“little dumbos”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Visited here with friends recently and was well worth the trip. Excellent if you have young ones who can see elephants and rhinos up close and personal.

Only down side is that is was sunny on the day and we forgot to take along caps and water - will remember it next time!!

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Interesting & Cute”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

When you're in the area of the Nairobi NP it's worth making a small detour to visit the Trust. It's only open 1 hour a day, from 11 to 12. They show you all young elephants which are residing in the trust and introduce you to each and every one of them. Lots of tourists here though, all standing around the "show area". Would be nicer if a bit less crowded.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Book the 5pm session”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We visited this centre for the 5pm session which I believe that you must book for and is far less crowded that the session before noon.

It was well worth the visit and we would highly recommend this to others.

There is a blind rhino and heaps of baby elephants that have been rescued from all over Kenya. I don't want to give anymore away about the centre apart from to say that they do really important work in rescuing orphaned elephants.

If you go to this 5pm session you make a commitment to sponsor one of the Elephants. USD50 for 12 months (I think).

At this time of day, the shop is not open, so there is no temptation to purchase anything else although we would have been happy to do so.

Visited October 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Baby Elephants :-)”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

The elephants are only available for viewing for an hour a day. It can be very busy on weekends. This is well worth a visit as you can get quite close to them. Adoption of elephants is encouraged for a $50USD fee which entitles you to come back for an evening visit when they are put to bed for the night. No food available on site.

Visited October 2013
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