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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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the best thing I did in Nairobi - it was amazing to see all the good work the trust and the keepers do with these wonderful animals. Well worth a visit.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 3 days ago

You must be there by around 11:30 to watch the baby Elephant feeding. It's worth the trip. And the bottles are quite big.

Thank gcomorau
Reviewed 3 days ago

a must see while in Nairobi!! We loved it,,, you can sponser a baby for $50 and they will let you come back at 5PM for a one-on-one with your baby. They will email you during the following year to let you know how he...More

Thank Mark M
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Melissa R
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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..