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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Nairobi National Park Elephant Orphanage Giraffe...
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 December 8, 2014

This was an amazing experience for me and my teenage kids. The elephants were allowed to come right up to the fencing and everyone in the crowd got to pet them if they chose to do so. The emcee for the day told us quickly about each of the elephants that we were watching, (where they were rescued from, and why they needed rescuing) then we got the plea to adopt an elephant. It was only a 60 minute visit, so we had plenty of time to check out other cool sites in Nairobi after that.

Thank 765angelad
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

For six years running we have visited the Elephant Orphanage. In one sense it's sad that several of the baby elephants are there due to there mothers being killed by poachers, but it's great that there is a facility for looking after the youngsters and eventually releasing them back into the wild.

Between 11am and noon you can see all the youngsters come into a small arena and be fed their bottles by their keepers. It's truly wonderful to watch. A commentary by one of the keepers gives the details of all the animals. Certainly somewhere to go if you have a spare day in Nairobi.

Thank Marilyn W
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great way to spend an hour. See elephants play and get messy in the mud, and then be able to pet/touch one. It was heartwarming, a good cause, and really fun.

Thank shkryger1
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the morning session and the talks from the guides. Seeing the orphans playing so happily was very heartwarming.

We have adopted an orphan, Oltaiyoni, and went to the evening session to visit her and all of the other orphans. We cannot recommend this enough, it gives you a completely different insight and perspective of the levels of care and attention that go into rearing the orphans.

A must visit!

Thank FelicityN454
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Amazing to see the wonderful work that the Trust is doing with orphaned elephants and other animals also. We loved our visit here.

Thank Pearlgirl01
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