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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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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi with Optional Giraffe Centre
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Half-Day David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
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Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
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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
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+254 733 891996
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing sanctuary and what they are doing is so fabulous and so humane! The facility is so clean and so well run. The best thing to do is adopt before you go and set up a visit for the night time then....More

Thank Robink34
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go, it’s totally worth it. Only open 11-12 so be sure to go then. The baby elephants are the best! Sunscreen. We got burnt

Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked this place, just to see how baby elephants are taken care of after death of their mothers. It's really nice to conserve the wildlife and I found this really nice, plus the entrance fee was really affordable 500ksh equivalent to 5dollars.Any travelers around...More

Thank valentino m
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is saving baby elephants who have been orphaned. Wonderful place to visit.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do make it a point to visit this place - you won't regret it. Check the timings and plan your visit so you aren't disappointed. It's about a one-hour show - talking about the orphanage and feeding the elephants. At the end of it you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very lucky to catch the baby elephants during their feeding hour. Extraordinary animals, and the wildlife trust is providing a great service for us all.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my time at the wildlife trust very much indeed and it was a very special thing to do whilst in Nairobi. The centre is only open for a couple of hours a day but is absolutely worth the time there. I have just...More

1  Thank kristysaunders75
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to David Shedrack farm over the weekend kids were very excited to see elephants however there was not much interaction between the kids and elephants, during the visit got one hour of a very boring speech and not entertaining towards children below 14 overall...More

Thank Mohamed F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by on the way to Giraffe Manor. Spent $5 to see them feed the baby elephants. Perhaps not amazing after having visited an elephant sanctuary (e.g. Chiang Mai, Thailand), but still a great experience.

Thank Casheta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend fostering an elephant and coming for the end of the day session at 5 pm. Amazing as they all run past you to their pens to feed. Definitely a worthwhile thing to do, especially with kids. Keep in mind though that traffic...More

Thank Ian S
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Shyamlee P
8 February 2018|
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Response from Frances L | Reviewed this property |
Our 3 elephants were adopted well before hand and so we wrote an email from home to book an appointment. Apparently, if you adopt an elephant during the day you will be able to see them that evening. I'm not 100% certain of... More
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Ding H
4 February 2018|
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Response from Colin T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you do not pay park fees to enter DWST. The entrance to DWST can be accessed directly from public roads
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Alaskachick907
21 January 2018|
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Response from Brian P | Reviewed this property |
These are separate and you need to pay each
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