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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 via mobile

Cute, because baby elephants! Sad, because of why they are here and not in the wild. It’s a good visit, and I like the tight timing. Lots of little Ellie’s drinking their milk and poking around. The guy doing the narration had a ton of...More

Thank Pennie H
Reviewed yesterday

We sponsored two elephants, so we were able to attend the evening 5-6pm session @ DSWT. This is a great option if you're able - it is a minimum of $50USD/year (you can choose how many years) to sponsor one elephant, which is completely reasonable...More

Thank leiya126
Reviewed 2 days ago

We meet almost all of the orphaned elephants there, and hear the whole story of where each was found. It is great fun to see them sucking away on these enormous baby bottles -- who know that elephant babies needed mother's milk for about 2...More

Thank SoloNYer
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was great to see the baby elephants up close. Some walk around the edge so you can pet/touch them. There were quite a few, about 45 that they fed. Then they went on to explain each one and how they got there. That was...More

Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dame Daphne Sheldrick has done more than anyone to rescue and save orphaned baby elephants (and then return them to the wild when they are older and able). Public viewing at 11 every day is reasonably priced and moving and entertaining. Foster parents (minimum of...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Trust is an amazing place to visit. The chance to see the baby orphans when they come in for their noon feeding has to be experienced to truly understand. The Trust does exceptional work rescuing the babies, many of whom lost their moms to...More

Thank BardAdmirer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the elephant orphanage after a stay at Giraffe Manor. Although only a short visit it's a great, no frills, way to get close to the elephants. Watching them running down to where their milk is and being fed is adorable. You can...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent job saving baby elephants, it was very informative and fantastic getting close up to the babies, so sad what's happened to some of them

Thank Beverly f
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must to visit these baby orphans elephants, they're the sweetest and funniest, allowing them to rehabilitate and going back to the savanna......magical place

Thank 459ruiz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have fostered elephants from DSWT for a few years and were honoured to see the place in real life! We did both the public visit and foster parent visit - and I would suggest doing both if possible. You have to sponsor an orphan...More

Thank Sam J
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Julie G
6 November 2017|
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Response from Jiayi W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie, sorry for the late reply. When we went by 3, they informed us, need to adopt 2 at least. Otherwise, we have to go during the morning regular hours.
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.