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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Address: Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
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+254 733 891996

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi...

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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The David Sheldrick WT made the Kenyan trip for us! If elephants are your jam, then adopt a few babies, and make your way to Nairobi (the littlest babies), and to Ithumba (the... read more

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The David Sheldrick WT made the Kenyan trip for us! If elephants are your jam, then adopt a few babies, and make your way to Nairobi (the littlest babies), and to Ithumba (the older babies), and enjoy some time with these gentle, beautiful creatures. The Staff is AMAZING and super loving towards all the babies!! In Ithumba, we saw 65... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had adopted an ellie a few months ago, but this time we had the opportunity to go to the park for the 5 o'clock "return to the stables" for the infants and adopt a couple more young ones. It was fantastic to stand by and see these little ellies trot back from the forest in a line and trumpeting... More 

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Bengtsfors, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beutiful and hard work they do and wonderful work and to see dthe Feding time and how they play in dirt

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Wildlife Trust is a wonderful gem. Not only do you get to be up close to these wonderful animals but you learn about each one: where they were found and under what circumstances. A true learning experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The trip to get to this place will take you about two to three hours in Nairobi traffic and the hot sun, for a one hour viewing of orphan elephants being fed. The feeders seemed like they really cared for the baby elephants. That is what it is. You will get to see baby elephants being fed milk and grass... More 

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Was to visit and spend as much time as possible at DSWT ... The work of his wonderful organisation in caring for Baby Elephants who have been orphaned, mainly by their Mothers being poached for their ivory is exemplary ... These little Babies receive 24/7 care from a team of Keepers, the most devoted, compassionate and caring men I have... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

what an amazing place, thank you to establishments and projects like this one that serve and protect our precious wildlife. Get involved, its worth it!

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Medfield, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my second visit and i enjoyed it even more this time. The elephants are so close and you get to observe their playful energy from a very close distance. Only open for one our a day so plan carefully.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came on holidays in February this was my second visit as I wanted to bring my parents and husband. Absolutely beautiful I love the work they do and the elephants look so well looked after. It is only open for 1 hour a day for feeding time, check their website in case the time changes. Get in early as the... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Check the times for feeding, and you'll arrive just as the crowd forms - the elies trot in from the park like kids heading for school dinner on pizza day - they're all known by name, so a story comes with each giant bottle of milk. Interestingly, many are not the result of poaching, but orphans all the same. We... More 

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