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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Closed Now: 11:00 - 12:00
Open today: 11:00 - 12:00
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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...more
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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 April 2011

Oh goody goody. Someone else blasting Pollmans!! They sure ripped me off. Beyond that, I adopted an elephant 2 years ago and went to see him in Feb 2011. If you adopt an ele you get to visit for an hour from 5 to 6...More

8  Thank McAustin
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Although we arrived only 20 minutes before closing, they were quick to make us pay full price for the entrance. We wanted to "adopt" an elephant, but were only allowed to pay cash for this. This looks like a bit of a scam to me!...More

20  Thank TEAMBKR
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We visited the elephant orphanage three times while staying in Nairobi - twice during the general opening hours, and once in an evening as we had adopted two of the elephants. I would highly recommend visiting on a week day - we went on a...More

Thank Leila T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a nice place. It is an elephant orphanage and rescued elephants are here. The place has a small fee. It is opened for a short time, between 11.00 AM and 12.00 Noon. You can see the elephants being fed and take lot of pictures.

Thank sainbasha
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed this place. We saw a wild giraffe in the parking area and hyenas running about, before entering the venue. The elephants here are all taken care of and you get to witness their playful romps and aggressive feeding rituals. Although they’ve suffered...More

Thank teamgreenkc
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Elephant orphanage it's an amazing experience. It's open only between 11:00-12:00 every day so you can see the babies being bottle fed with milk. Super cute!!!

Thank Marina R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s really great effort by this orphanage to rescue these elephants and take care of them. Make sure you reach this place little ahead of time because they open only for one hour 11 am to 12pm.

Thank 643amruthr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The sanctuary is only open for an hour a day to the general public. Make the effort to go though... You get exceptionally close to the elephants while they have their morning feeds and there is a knowledgeable commentary by one of the keepers. A...More

Thank ceri74
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of my most favorite place. Its so much fun seeing the elephants. And its amazing how the staff help them and take care of them.. I even adopted an elephant. The best thing I ever did in my life. Love the way they play...More

Thank HoleInADonut
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow dawg my foster babies, ended up adopting 2 more. Stroked the babies, took photos, watched them being fed. I understand the 11am visit gets very busy, as a foster you can see them at 5pm as they come back from the forest, nothing stands...More

Thank Eweretta
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth about an hour visit.Great to see the staff help orphans grow up before releasing them into the wild. Interesting and great for some interaction with these animals.

Thank Geo89_12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the top things to do in Nairobi I've went twice and still amazed at the experience I highly encourage adopting an elephant and I also recommend the pm session from 5 to 6

Thank Manal A
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6 September 2018|
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Response from Joshbrex | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don’t have any contacts for small tours. I believe you can adopt online before hand. 2nd visits need to be prebooked and can only pre booked if you adopt. ( I guess you know that part)
Pam P
1 August 2018|
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Response from Pam P |
Thank you, will they also accept debit cards?