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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 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

Thank Poveshom
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a personal encounter with the baby elephants and it was very special indeed. You need to be a supporter to have this, however all visitors can experience watching the baby elephants drink milk in the mornings and listen to an account of how...More

1  Thank wendie1935
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't miss a visit to this heartwarming place where you can watch baby elephants get fed while hearing their amazing stories of rescue and recovery. Tanzania let's baby elephants in trouble die, so the work this trust is doing is extremely important in light of...More

1  Thank Jurnee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting this place and seeing the baby elephants playing with each other and trying to help each other is a good experience

Thank Esmaeil F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hundreds of people and completely disorganized. We never got the private time with our elephant we were promised when we sponsored her. Send in a donation. It's a worthy cause.

Thank 302jeannet
Reviewed 6 days ago

Words cannot describe how wonderful the David Sheldrick experience is. I cannot wait to return. The baby elephants will make you laugh and cry and want to help them.

1  Thank lucy_2017_UK
Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice program for the government to save orphaned elephants. Was amazed with the crowd size. Worth a visit for anyone visiting Nairobi.

Thank IMedina60
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a wonderful experience seeing all of the elephant babies. Seeing them come in for their 11am feed and then to return later in the day at 5pm to see my adopted elephant have his milk and go to bed was truly fantastic. The evening...More

Thank UKclaire2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sheldrick cares for dozens of orphaned young elephants. There is a morning opportunity to watch them return to their stocksde and, for "foster parents," those who pay $50 a year for an orphan' care, a quieter visit each day at 5:00. There's good reason this...More

Thank Marty P
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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.
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..