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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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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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Meeting these lovely elephants is such a privilege!

It is a great experience. We visited the orphanage before when my children were younger and they have continued to foster the same elephants as adults. It's is amazing to witness... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a great experience. We visited the orphanage before when my children were younger and they have continued to foster the same elephants as adults. It's is amazing to witness the different character traits of these majestic creatures and I just felt privileged to be in their company. We spent quite a while with Ndotto, one of the elephants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As you know the Ivory trade has had such a negative impact on elephants that it is both reassuring and impressive that this organisation does so much to help in the conservation of the elephants. You will be treated to baby /orphaned elephants each with their own story. Each story is narrated by the personal keeper for the elephants who... More 

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If you count this entry fee ( quite expensive for non residents) as donation then it is OK. You can see a couple of young elephants being feed and playing in the water. Very busy and lot of people.

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If you love elephants you have to visit Elephants orphanage. You will get a lot of informations about this wonderful creatures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I are donors to the DSWT and we had the opportunity to visit when we were in Nairobi. What an experience. Because we were donors we were able to BOOK AHEAD OF TIME and come in at 5PM with other donors to visit our foster orphan(s) as well as the others. As all of the elephants head... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are staying in Nairobi for couple of days, I strongly recommend. Located on the edge of Nairobi National Park, it is easily accessable by matatu, boda-boda or car. Matatu will drop you just in front of the gate and then you have to walk about 1 Km, but you can even spot some warthogs on the way. Wildlife... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i was recently on nairobi tour. I and my friends decided to visit this famous Baby Elephants orphanage. It is such an amazing place with close contact with beautiful babies. It is such an amazing place to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing experience watching all the young, orphaned elephants come running from a distance, right up to their keepers for their food. We gathered around in a circle behind a small rope 'fence' and listened to the information given about what the trust is about, how they rescue the orphans and information about each of the elephants they had in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have a short time and you want to see a really wonderful project to protect the endangered elephants, this is one to see. Beautiful baby orphan elephants will run to a central area as their care-givers call them for milk. It is a very sweet scene to see the little baby elephants running around and interacting. And if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a really special place this is. Having the opportunity to be so up close and personal with the baby elephants was one of the most memorable experiences we had in our 5 weeks in Africa. We also adopted a baby elephant - well worth it for $50 and we are thrilled each month to receive an update from the... More 

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