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“worth the visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi
Ranked #1 of 109 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.
Dublin, Ireland
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Enjoyed this visit, you only get an hour to get very close to the baby elephants but its lots of time and its actually good that it is restricted. In traffic its about 50 minutes from Nairobi and starts at 11am.

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Visited January 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“It has value to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

It is only one hour open from 11am and there is a bit of que at the entrance but has value to visit. Not many places you can see Elephants so closely.

Visited December 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Open to Public from 11am to 12pm.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

A definitely must see in Nairobi. Open to public from 11am to 12pm, just one hour a day. They will feed them only, but the allow you to touch them. Elephants are from 4 months to 3 years old. If you adopt a baby elephant for $50 you can get a private session. Entrance fee KSh500 (Kenyan Shiling) about $6 US.

Visited January 2014
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Parksville, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“If you only have time to see one thing in Nairobi this is it!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It is such a wonderful experience to visit the orphaned elephants that the Sheldrick wildlife trust rescue and care for... These are a beautiful, intellegent, wonderous animal that deserve everyones support. A place not to be missed

Visited December 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I have been to the Elephant orphanage several times now over the last 5 years and have yet to be disappointed. It is a great activity in Nairobi and is a good cause. Very informational and great viewing -and sometimes petting- of the elephants. One word of advice? Get there prior to 11am (10:30) to get a good place in the queue. The last few times I have been there it has been super busy and you really have to be persistent to get a good place up close to the elephants. Great activity for kids!

Visited January 2014
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