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Review of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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$65.00*
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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi
Ranked #1 of 118 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wow!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Definitely a huge spotlight in our trip. We could immediately see that the orphan elephants were happy and well looked after. We could get very close to the elephants. You can purchase t-shirts and hats (with cash) & support the cause. It was a great learning experience and the program at the end of the day (you must have adopted a baby elephant to attend) was wonderful because you could touch and interact with the baby elephants. Great for all ages. Get there on time, as you'll have an hour with the elephants & it's a popular attraction. We owe a debt of gratitude to everyone involved in this incredible effort.

Visited March 2014
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“SO GOOD!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

A moving experience. At first you think there are too many visitors and that the animals are not central. However looking at the keepers and how they interact with the young animals and listening to the commentary by the overseer you feel that this is real and sincere. The keepers know the young elephants by name and know their history. The animals trust the keepers and run up to them. Impressive and moving. Young or old, you must go and see (and support generously - adopt at least one elephant!). The entrance fee is ridiculously low.

Visited March 2014
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“Do not miss it, its the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is probably the best animal exhibit I have ever seen, it had everything you could want, informative narration, great show, Took many more pictures than I thought I would. The only way you would not enjoy this is if you hated elephants

Visited February 2014
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“A-w-w-w-w!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

I can't think of anything cuter than a baby elephant drinking milk from a bottle, unless it's a whole herd of them. It's so sad that the little darlings have been orphaned, but I applaud the Sheldrick Trust for their work to save their lives.

We adopted little Kithaka before we went, so we could not only visit during the day with the general public, but go back in the evening to see the babies go to bed.

Fantastic experience.

Visited May 2013
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“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

The whole family were so excited with this place. What a wonderful idea! The organization is impecable, they explain everything very well and for a few dollars you get to adopt a little orphan elephant. The native handlers do wonderful work with the baby elephants.

Visited July 2013
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