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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 yesterday

The baby elephants are adorable but the crowds of people trying to touch the elephants and talking on top of the commentator do their best to try and ruin the experience. It's great that the orphanage only allows visitors a 1 hour time slot. However,...More

Thank annamariewallis
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a place, it fills your heart with joy and sadness, what these people do is so worthwhile. Make the commitment and adopt an elephant you will get great newsletters and contribute to this important conservation work.

Thank Globalalb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful to see the great work that is being done at the Trust. The dedication of the keepers is inspirational. The animals are well cared for. We were able to visit our adoptees.

Thank Joy557
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice visit to see the elephants and hear their stories. There is a small gift area but no food or drink facilities. You only spend 1hr there watching the animals and hearing about the work the Trust does. Nice way to spend an hour! Combine...More

Thank ladolcevita89
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I both fostered an elephant and made a visit to the orphanage. We cannot say enough good things about the work they do there and the dedication of the keepers. This is an organization we will continue to support for a long...More

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A large group of us went to visit the elephants today. The organization is well run and provides loving care to orphaned elephants. We enjoyed our visit.

1  Thank MeredithandJoe
Reviewed 2 days ago

To see these little elephants being so well taken care of and to consider the work and resources required for every rescue and continued care will bring a tear of joy to your eye. Such a worthwhile place to visit and support.

1  Thank JillOrgan
Reviewed 3 days ago

If your an elephant lover like me or not - visit its lovely. I would definitely recommend fostering them for the year, you receive updates on the whole sanctuary and personal ones on the elephant you adopt, which after coming back has been really special...More

1  Thank Olutravel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a pleasant visit. It is nice to see how well the elephants are treated, and fed milk. The history about the animals is also very interesting. Adopt an elephant 🐘!! 😊

1  Thank Nishma S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's fun to learn about the different elephants and see them frolic. A total tourist spot, but a fun way to spend an hour. Get there early to secure a good spot and make sure to wear a hat since you're in the direct sun...More

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Melissa R
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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.
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..