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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Address: Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
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+254 733 891996
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi...

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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Went there twice, once with group and then paid extra (as foster parent) for "private time" with babies -- an experience of a lifetime to have several around me, petting them and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there twice, once with group and then paid extra (as foster parent) for "private time" with babies -- an experience of a lifetime to have several around me, petting them and letting them get to know me. Just quality time at the mud hole

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The David Sheldrick Trust is a home for orphan baby elephants. I could just tell you that, and you would go, right? But here's the thing: a group of these baby orphan elephants is brought out for you to see, touch and watch for roughly an hour. There's only a rope between you and the elephants, and they will come... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience this was! The place is tidy, the people helpful, the baby elephants looking happy. This trust is doing a great job. It was so touching to see baby elephants being taken care so well...Adopting one of them was a great satisfaction.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you travel to Nairobi, you must schedule time to by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Words cannot describe the excitement of seeing the young orphans and their keepers come in for the night, watching them drink their bottles and eat their hay, then "going to bed," which is when they are covered up for night. Bring your cameras and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unique opportunity to be up close and personal with baby elephants for a good cause. The "viewing hours" are 11-12 daily with commentary about how each fell into the care of the orphanage and other info. Watch out - they can be real rascals splashing visitors with mud!

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Thank BVincent30
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have you ever wanted to have a one on one interaction with an elephant? A live elephant? David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the place to visit. Just off Nairobi CIty, the ambiance of the place is calm, beautiful and breathtaking.

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Thank Kennedy N
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing the baby elephants is a experience of a lifetime when visiting kenya to see the great work done to protect and care for orphaned elephants and the unique experience of seeing and touching an elephant is a rare opportunity. It's a great day out with friends and family , it can get quite busy. With opening times at 11am... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We sponsor an elephant and visited here in 2011. It was fabulous to observe the work they are doing and play and feed the elephant calves

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just loved visiting my adopted baby elephant! Worth the visit if you are in the area. It's a great place!

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing stopto see that orphaned elephants have a home. Be careful of flying mud. I got too close and got quite muddy.

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