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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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“bottles of milk”(47 reviews)
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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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Reviewed today via mobile

An amazing place that restores faith in people's ability and caring for these great animals. My daughter and I visited during the 5:00 hour when the baby elephants return to their cozy shelters for the night. We adopted Mteto last year and will adopt another...More

Thank Marion A
Reviewed today

This is the one and only time I went after hearing about it for years....it's a lovely experience especially on the weekend.

Thank umudugudu
Reviewed yesterday

This place is amazing. you can learn a lot about the elephants, but the most important about the program of protection and help to the elephants and rhinos.

Thank Joanna P
Reviewed yesterday

I always go here when I'm in Nairobi to see these sweet creatures and the amazing work done by the Trust!

Thank VaneyKigali
Reviewed yesterday

DSWT rescues orphaned baby elephants, houses and nurtures them till the time they are ready to hit the wild. Everyday between sharp 11-12, they open up the facility for tourists to visit and see elephants playing, being fed and have a guide talking about the...More

Thank Sriram S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We couldn’t way to get here and it was better than expected. We adopted one and are thrilled this place exist to take care of these babies-A blessed experience!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A well planned visit to watch the babies.... only open for a short time in morning. You get to see the babies and young elephants play in the mud and have their bottles. Very awesome efforts for conservation and rehabilitation of elephants... a must see...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visitors can go in and see how the orphan elephants have been taken care of in this facility, but heart-aching to know how these babies are being orphans...

Thank S4542YGvisitor
Reviewed 2 days ago

While only open for ONE hour, it is so worth it! This organization is wonderful. The stories of these orphans are heartbreaking, but their stories now are heartwarming. It is so much fun to watch them run in to get their bottles. This is a...More

Thank GorillaLover2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth visiting while in Nairobi. Very nice to be able to see the staff interactions with the baby and young elephants and be so close to them during the feeding time.

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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?
Monica C
30 July 2018|
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Response from mark m | Reviewed this property |
You can adopt one anytime just go to David Sheldrick website to do that. They will send you monthly status reports with pictures on your baby