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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

#1 of 121 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Reviewed yesterday

Unique opportunity to be up close and personal with baby elephants for a good cause. The "viewing hours" are 11-12 daily with commentary about how each fell into the care of the orphanage and other info. Watch out - they can be real rascals splashing...More

Thank BVincent30
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have you ever wanted to have a one on one interaction with an elephant? A live elephant? David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the place to visit. Just off Nairobi CIty, the ambiance of the place is calm, beautiful and breathtaking.

Thank Kennedy N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seeing the baby elephants is a experience of a lifetime when visiting kenya to see the great work done to protect and care for orphaned elephants and the unique experience of seeing and touching an elephant is a rare opportunity. It's a great day out...More

Thank m25p
Reviewed 3 days ago

We sponsor an elephant and visited here in 2011. It was fabulous to observe the work they are doing and play and feed the elephant calves

Thank spaldo10
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just loved visiting my adopted baby elephant! Worth the visit if you are in the area. It's a great place!

Thank 853manager
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing stopto see that orphaned elephants have a home. Be careful of flying mud. I got too close and got quite muddy.

Thank Jidgipidgi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this place and the work they do here I didn't want to leave. A must visit if you are interested in elephants and their future.

Thank Daphne O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting the center I was first surprised by the crowd. Then I realized that these patients are not just elephants. They are mirroring our will to recover from bad behaviour and care about childrens. They are elephant' childrens and they are orphans because of us....More

Thank stefano s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An absolute must for anyone visiting Nairobi! Very educational and informative sessions, allowing to interact and observe the fortunate orphans rescued by the Centre. As much as it is heartbreaking to see those little dumbos and hear dreadful circumstances that made them orphans, kudos to...More

Thank Ania M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A truly conflicting veiw on life. All the bits of Africa but golbilisation and exploitation of the environment. A little haven for the orphaned baby elephants and a system.to reintroduce them to the wild. Go on and spend they need the sma and help. Buy...More

Thank Caspar H
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Matthew Q
Hi, please could you advise the best way of combining the Sheldrick Trust, Giraffe Centre and National Park e.g. times, what to do first. Would need to factor in lunch also. Have Saturday 20th May free all day and have a tried and tested cab driver to take me to places and wait if appropriate. Re National Park, what is the cheapest way to have a tour? Many thanks, Matthew
11 May 2017|
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Response from Mirza A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Matthew, Firstly, All three attractions i.e. national park, giraffe Centre and elephant orphanage are in the same locality.. Secondly, you can see more animals at national park in morning hours. So, I would suggest you to... More
Hi, My husband and I have recently fostered 2 ele babies and want to visit them during the evening slot, i.e. at 5 pm on June 11 2017. However, writing to the email ID provided on the website as well as calling the trust in Nairobi has not yielded any positive results. I haven't had a response to my email and the numbers mentioned on the website are responded with a 'number is unallocated' message. We would really really like to visit our fostered elephants when in Nairobi and we are really looking forward to the experience. Does anyone know how long the trust usually takes to respond to the email about a visit? Also, do they need any additional information about the fostered parent before approving the visit? If the DWST staff is reading this, would it please be possible to help out as to where else I need to write to or call for making this happen? Regards Deepthi
22 April 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
We had friends that the elephants in the evening. So I think there is a chance you will be able to do so
My friend is a sponsor of the baby Stumpfa (spelling??) Her name is Caroline Miller from Oldwick, New Jersey. She has asked me to take a photo of her "baby." May I see her elephant next week when I travel to the retreat...so excited about visiting after seeing the PBS TV program about the Sheldrake Trust and reading Mrs. Sheldrake's book- the reason for finally having the good fortune to travel to Nairobi!
19 April 2017|
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Response from ben-marilynb | Reviewed this property |
If the Elephant is there, you will be able to take a picture. The Elephant that we were sponsering had already been released into the national park. Several of the people there at the same time were able to see their... More