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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 visited the Orphanage from Giraffe Manor, both in the morning and in the evening. The morning session is open to the general public with a cost of 7$ each. You are taken to a roped off area which you stand around, it consists of...More

Thank Monica W
Reviewed yesterday

David Sheldrick's Trust is a place that takes orphan elephants and rehabilitates them so that after three years they can return into a conservancy wild. For people who have never been close to small pachyderms, who really require help since they are now orphans, the...More

Thank Gerald D
Reviewed yesterday

I'm a local and I go as often as I can, taking all my visitors who cement this as one of their favourite experiences in Kenya. It's magical! You must plan to go if you haven't been or if will be visiting Nairobi soon. Public...More

Thank MrAyeAyeOptimistic
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is beautiful to see firsthand the important work being done to save these magnificent animals. I was able to adopt a baby elephant and was able to see them being brought back in and bedded down for the night. The keepers actually sleep with...More

Thank Sherri R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Learn about elephants, meet them, watch them and if you wish adopt one. They are so cute...watch them feed from their bottles and swim in the mud pools. Seeing a group of very excited baby elephants running to get feed is one of the best...More

Thank FionaHaddon
Reviewed 3 days ago

Initiated by the first warden of the tsavo national park, Mr. Sheldrick catering for orphan elephants.Its a serene place and very very friendly animal caretakers who take very good care of the animals you might think they come from one family.Family friendly environment quit good.Very...More

Thank Entony K
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was good to see the baby elephants but I thought it was a very long unessessary begging for money , I would not go back.

Thank LisaRamsey1
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited with a group of friends who all adopted time share of a baby elephant. Seeing the baby elephants come back from their day in the field brings tears to your eyes. Keep up this most important initiative!

Thank GinnyKelowna
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredible to see the orphans being cared for with unconditional love from their keepers. A lovely place, full of love and hope.

Thank charlie0190
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rare opportunity to meet some elephants ! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and learnt a great deal about the sanctuary!

Thank HERR S
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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..