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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 4 days ago

We visited this place as part of our day tour of Nairobi. The wildlife trust is a great place for families as the kids can get close to the baby elephants and rhinos. If you have kids its an experience they will not forget.

Thank staffanekl0989
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful way to spend an hour. The drive to get there can be tedious, so best to go on a weekend. The elephants are too adorable for words.

Thank TravelLass01
Reviewed 4 days ago

Go, go, go! My husband and I visited recently during a short stopever in Nairobi and totally loved this place! The handlers are completely knowledgeable and caring about their elephants and the whole experience is very heart-warming. We absolutely recommend spending the hour to hour...More

Thank ColumbiaBud
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time getting to interact with the orphaned elephants and learning how they are cared for.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The DS Wildlife Trust is an amazing facility that promotes a great cause, rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned elephants. They do a great job caring for them and you can get very close to all of the younger elephants. Absolutely worth a visit!

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have four adopted orphans and to actually meet them in person was an amazing and wonderful experience. The elephants are so happy considering what they have been through. The keepers look after them and sleep in the pens with them as the babies are...More

Thank charlieCornwall
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have visited elephant shelters in other countries and this one is equally good. Keep up the good work!

Thank EelcoBrouw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We foster Ndotto so we’re able to attend both the public viewing at 11 am and the bedtime viewing. Let me just say it was overwhelming to see these beautiful orphans being taken care of and very obviously loved by the Keepers. Such devotion to...More

Thank 63mimi
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having fostered an elephant, we could not resist a visit to Malkia and we were not disappointed. Contact was made with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust before our visit and we were booked in. At 1700 hrs the baby elephants came running through the forest...More

Thank Kim8790
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Trust for the 11am feeding and it was wonderful! The crowd wasn't too large even though it was quite busy. Watching the babies come in for their milk is adorable and the little talk that goes along with it is interesting. It...More

Thank kehjay
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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 ...