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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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This is a centre that rescues baby elephants, orphaned by poaching and other means, raising them to an age when they can be returned to the wild. There is a daily feeding at 11am... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a centre that rescues baby elephants, orphaned by poaching and other means, raising them to an age when they can be returned to the wild. There is a daily feeding at 11am for an hour when the elephants arrive in to a central area to be hand-fed milk by the attendants and to play around, bathe in the... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One hour of baby-elephants getting fed, rolling in the mud and being even able to touch them walking next to you. Delightful fun for the whole family - as long as you like elephants. There was someone telling the stories of the elephants as well, but i guess he had a hard job - everyone was so focused on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If at all possible you should book the VIP experience where you will be able to walk and feed the little elephants. If not, you will stand in a crowd ogling at the elephants as they return from their daily outing and prepare for bed. Still a good experience but MUCH inferior to the VIP one. It was crowded (60-70... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Another Must Visit in Nairobi! It's amazing what they do to help the orphans elefantes! And everyone can become a "Father or Mother" of one of those lovely baby's! Please don't miss the opportunity to visit and listen what they have to tell you! Very Enlightening speech about a said reality that make this baby's become orphans. Congratulations!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is professionally run and the patrons are well informed about everything 'elephant'. You get to learn a whole lot about the amazing beasts and leave with a warm feeling inside. It was a worthwhile trip!

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is the charity that saves baby orphaned elephants when their mums are killed by ivory poachers. The charity looks after the babies for Upton 8 years or so before returning them to the wild. For 500Kenyan Shillings so about £4 you get an hour close up to watch the elephants receive their milk and then play and bathe. Not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We can see why this place is so popular. Being open for an hour per day we were concerned about how crowded it would be. We had a great time. There was enough room for us to stand behind the roped circle so we had great view of the baby elephants. It was a great experience to see baby elephants... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience for adults and kids alike. You get to come in close contact with these wonderful creatures and learn all about them. you can even adopt an elephant if you like and then you and a few other "parents" will be granted the opportunity to watch these elephants being put to bed.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trust is doing a wonderful job plus a very popular place for tourist and outings. We get to see elephants playing and performing their daily routines, makes you feel delighted to be so close to nature and its creatures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on our day in Nairobi. Interesting to see, kids enjoyed all the elephants. Be careful elephants, even babies are big and can hurt people.

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