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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

#1 of 125 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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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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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Reviewed yesterday

Great to see the elephant orphans and to know that such an outstanding project is working so hard to allow them to return to the wild.

Thank duncanA
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had been looking forward to this for a while. Starts at 11 am sharp so make sure you are there. So awesome seeing all the little babies and the bigger babies. You are very close to them and can pet a lot of them....More

Thank Oisin C
Reviewed yesterday

Visit to see orphaned elephants. Staff informative and animals endearing. Go if you have the morning free.

Thank 99sue2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful experience to get close to the orphaned elephants. You can adopt one for $50 and then visit in the early evening when the elephants are going to bed.

Thank FoodnFamily
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for the 5.00pm visit which we understand is reserved for folks who have already adopted elephants. We had hoped for a smaller group, but there were about 30 folks lined up for the 60 minute access. We enjoyed the experience and were thrilled...More

Thank GraemeAnna
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having watched several documentaries on Daphne and David Sheldrick, we anticipated visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as a major part of our trip to Africa. It did not disappoint. This organization has done amazing work and we were happy that a part of this...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 2 days ago

It opens at 11am for one hour but i suggest you be there no later than 10.30 and you will still find a long queue. We were there at 10 and we were able to be right next to the elephants to touch.

Thank Randah T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seeing those orphan young elephants, I was gone. Playing with each other in a more or lessen natural environment. Feeded by there caretakers. So very nice to watch.

Thank Rins1e
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have supported the Trust for a while and were excited to visit the centre. They bring the elephants out for morning feeding and you get to hear about their rescue and see them eat and play and possibly touch them. Don't expect to be...More

Thank RachTheRage
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I foster 4 elephant babies and it was a pure joy to visit them. I went to the public one at 12pm which was like $50 USD entrance fee. Then at 5pm I went for a private one. I booked the visit inAustralia before I...More

Thank Sayaka I
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21 July 2017|
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Response from elephant022 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Nonochin81 ... Yes ... You will be taken to see Maxwell the Orphan Rhino in his recently renovated and very large enclosure and if you are lucky enough, he may even come right up to the fence so you can pat him ...
18 June 2017|
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Response from JupiterNine | Reviewed this property |
They told me one can adopt an elephant and they are looking for people to adopt as this helps them raise money for the cause..
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12 May 2017|
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Response from juliapapworth | Reviewed this property |
I used safarilinks - very helpful and good day tour