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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Address: Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 733 891996
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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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Trust offering essential service to Elephants and other animals

Fun 90 minute tour of the sanctuary and opportunity to see the young elephants as they are prepared to return to the wild - adopt an elephant and help this great cause.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun 90 minute tour of the sanctuary and opportunity to see the young elephants as they are prepared to return to the wild - adopt an elephant and help this great cause.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved it. Visiting is at 11am till 12pm. You then see the elephants and can touch them. Make sure you take a camera and phone to record videos. If you want to adopt or buy anything you need cash!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To see so many orphaned elephants being so well looked after is quite a moving experience. This is a great experience for all ages and is strongly recommended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see. Great to be so close to elephants. Great to support the care these orphaned elephants need.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I must say I was touch and emotional to look at the great job they are doing. They rescue baby elephants who lost their mothers. They take of them, feed them, look after their health to grow and be able to go back their normal life in the jungle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I have visited the David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary on several occasions in the past, and having two new team members with us, we made a return visit in order to familiarise them with life in Nairobi. They thoroughly enjoyed the hour we spent there, and we were thrilled to be back in this hidden corner of Kenya.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent visit with great information by staff near Nairobi. Adorable opportunity to see these lovely gentle creatures whilst getting a good brief on how to protect and save this species and their environment. Lovely opportunity for children

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One on one interaction between small cute animals. What more could you want. We go there regularly. An excellent experience for kids and adults alike. It creates a bond and a sense of wonder for elephants and rhinos. It encourages people to see them as intelligent living beings that have empathy and feelings. Everyone should visit. Poaching and the ivory... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved it. I had a chance to see these playful baby elephants and ostrich. Their keepers were very informative about the poaching of adult elephants and the orphans left behind. Good to see signs of humanity that still exist. I was able to take my mother here after we went on safari. We were able to watch the baby... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

#1 attraction that we intended to visit! And of course we ended up making an adoption. Roi's mom was another victim of poaching, found standing over his mother by those who rescued him. Good to see lots of other visitors here. And sadly, lots of other babies to be adopted also. Such a fabulous & very necessary center for these... More 

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