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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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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 today via mobile

Visited On 2nd December . It’s Elephant Orphanage , Right now they Have Around 33 Baby Elephants, They are Providing All necessary Support , Protected very well , With Great Care . They Have all Minute Details about each Elephant and , From where they...More

Reviewed today

I planned this visit and fostering a baby elephant for my wife as a surprise, she was thrilled to see the little baby elephants run across in front of her. We adopted 2 babies, Maisha and Luggard. The elephants were really adorable. The center is...More

Thank Pranav A
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of those highly anticipated visits that ends up being a bitter disappointment. The Trust was crowded with pushy and rude people that poured out of mini buses. The procession of baby elephants into their pens was cute but on reflection felt contrived and sad....More

Thank MurrayBSydney
Reviewed 3 days ago

Heart rending and warming all at the same time. Go see. Listen to the live in Rangers talk you through the work these guys put in and the trauma the calves have suffered and the hopes they now have for this little herd of lucky...More

Thank firstmct
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful to see the elephants up so close and to learn about their histories and how they came to be there. If it’s sunny take a hat as you do stand in the sun while listening to the keepers. Watch out for flying mud :)

Thank charlottebN5061HJ
Reviewed 3 days ago

Divid Sheldrick is one of the best places to visit while in Kenya. It has a wide range of animals that one can take a picture of or a vedio, it as the best place to expirience wildlife uniqueness.

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great time and pet elephants... I mean how can you go wrong for an easy half day trip. Plus there was tons of elephants

Thank Regi M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Watching the little elephants barreling out from the woods toward the milk was great. Then they played and laid in the mud, and you heard an explanation of each baby and it's origin, which were respectively heartwarming and heartbreaking. I suggest getting there early and...More

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing. They rescue orphaned elephants and rehab them so they can rejoin other elephants in the wild. You get to see 2 different age groups of elephanta get bottle fed and play in the mud. They like to come up to the...More

Thank jlfurness
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved it here. It's an amazing place and they do great work. It was definitely a highlight of my trip to Nairobi.

Thank Kelly O
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Julie G
6 November 2017|
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Response from Jiayi W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie, sorry for the late reply. When we went by 3, they informed us, need to adopt 2 at least. Otherwise, we have to go during the morning regular hours.
andrew t
2 October 2017|
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Response from ladolcevita89 | Reviewed this property |
Take a taxi organised by your hotel, or Uber
Melissa R
4 September 2017|
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Response from Fatema B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. It's $5. And you must go, it's absolutely amazing.