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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

#1 of 124 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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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

Really incredible what they are doing here, so much dedication and love for the animals. It does get very crowded, and the guy dressed in the tribe outfit will force you to take a photo then demand money on your way out so walk past...More

Thank Brittany K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful elephants and had a great time here. Very cheap to get in ($5 pp) and you can see a lot of care goes into these animals. Great cause, try and adopt if you can.

Thank Christctc d
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Baby elephants!?!?! Can't go wrong! There was so much information presented and being so close to the elephants was amazing. The stories were so moving. It gets pretty crowded so get there early and find a place near a bush...the older elephants like to play...More

Thank Karra A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This incredible wildlife organization is a must-visit, if only to admire the adorable baby elephants and marvel at the wonderful work they do. However, this is certainly a popular attraction - be sure to get there early for a good viewing spot, and stay for...More

Thank Cate W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Poaching. It doesn't just kill the adult elephant for ivory, it leaves orphans with no source of milk. Dame Daphne Sheldrick found, after many heartbreaking attempts, that if you add coconut oil to cow's milk, baby elephants can survive. We went to the 5pm opening...More

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Elephants are by no means an endangered species but they are hunted down by poachers and of course killed by other wildlife. The result is baby elephants, orphaned in the wild. The wildlife trust was established to provide a home to these elephants until they...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came to visit my foster baby Ndotto, but loved being able to look around and seeing the other babies. We only made it to the evening encounter, but that was fine. We cannot say enough about the great work DSWT is doing. We currently foster...More

Thank brlops5
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were traveling as a family, went to the baby elephant sanctuary where we laughed at their antics , but also learned a lot about their habits, family life and most of all about maintaining their safety against poachers. They are playful and you are...More

Thank 30carrillo
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Trust I now found myself involved with was a totally different entity. Five years ago the activities were fun and hard work, the same as now, but the objectives were short term, really acts of recovery rather than part of a master plan. Now,...More

Thank Nicholas Jullei... V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I attended the 5pm visit for people who sponsor elephants in their care, but you can also visit at lunch times. The babies were brought "home" by their keepers after an afternoon in the bush. They all filed in one by one for their evening...More

Thank newgranny
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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 FlyingTheCoop | Reviewed this property |
Funnily enough this question was asked when I visited. The short answer is that management seemed to be very closed to the possibility. On my visit I heard a young vet ask if there were voluntary positions available for... More
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I used safarilinks - very helpful and good day tour