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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 today

We thoroughly enjoyed the elephants. Learned a lot about the Trust and animals. The elephants love the crowd, they're so well behaved, and they are extremely happy to be there.

Thank Britt_D1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely loved visiting a place that is so dedicated to helping and protecting these amazing creatures. You can see just how passionate they are about the wellbeing of these orphans. Loved every minute of it! Keep up the amazing job!

Thank nicolestravels1234
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth the visit, well run, they do fantastic work and you can even adopt an elephant. Recommend a visit.

Thank Suzyqmelb
Reviewed yesterday

would highly recommend but i think the time is between 11-12am, it is only one hour a day and cost 500 shillings

Thank Diane W
Reviewed yesterday

It was so much fun, getting to see the baby elephants play in their mud hole and drink from their bottles. A great experience and great way to save orphan babies. Don't dress in white as you are very likely to get a little dirty....More

Thank BriggsFancy
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love what the DSWT does - rescuing elephants, rhinos, other wildlife and conservation. This place was awesome. Picked up Daphne Sheldrick's book, An African Love Story, and fell in love with this place, the history, the mission. Can't wait to return.

Thank Cdn_Grl_Wanderluster
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous hour of my life. Seeing the orphaned elephants enjoying their lunchtime playing in the mud. Listening to their stories of survival. Extremely surprised at only 500 KSc entry (US$5). There is an opportunity to sponsor one of the babies annually too. Too...More

Thank Ruggers67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here with a family of four The foundation is about rescuing young elephants, heal them, raise them and release them back into the wild. A project that typically takes 8 years to complete for 1 individual elephant. We saw 29 young elephants being fed,...More

Thank Bjoern A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here on the recommendation of a friend who lived in Nairobi years ago. It was a neat experience...we saw almost 40 young elephants and learned a lot about how elephants become orphans. You can reach out and touch the elephants; highly recommended by...More

Thank Il_Duce73
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had no idea that this wonderful rescue and nuture of orphaned baby elephants existed. Such good work and worth supporting !

Thank ShonaMargaret
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andrew t
1 October 2017|
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Response from ladolcevita89 | Reviewed this property |
Take a taxi organised by your hotel, or Uber
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 ...