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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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Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi with Optional Giraffe Centre
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Half-Day David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
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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

This conservation group take in orphaned and rejected animals and take care of them in natural environment before returning to the wild 12 am visit which is feeding time for young to take milk and older elephants to take water and mud bath is something...More

Thank forkliftguy
Reviewed yesterday

It's great to see that they government is doing for such a beautiful animals. It's a great experience as you can get so close to the elephants and watch them feed. Visiting is only between 11-12, where the keepers feed the milk to elephants. It's...More

Thank Sheems15
Reviewed yesterday

On arrival I feared it may be a tourist trap but in the end I was pleasantly surprised and understand the need to attract tourists and the monies they generate. The orphan elephants are delightful and I will remain a supporter of this unbelievable organisation...More

Thank Addelam
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to both the noon visit open to the public and the 5pm visit open only to foster parents. Both were incredibly special - I wish I could have stayed longer!

Thank L C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful place! a chance to see elephants up-close. There's a kind of "show". The elephants are brought into a corded area surrounded by visitors. Elephants are fed by staff and they move around, while a staff member tell you the names and histories of the...More

Thank Margarita S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been a couple of times - a sweet place not to miss, especially with kids. Doing good work there too.

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have time please visit this place. They do fantastic work and need all the funding they can get. It’s amazing to watch the baby elephants get fed and to listen to their stories. This is the kind of work we should be supporting...More

Thank bethyr
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just watching all those babies wallowing in the mud, beautiful. Don't forget to adopt one or two....

Thank EMWMiltonKeynes
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been following the DSWT story for a few years now and sponsor several elephants, so a visit to the sanctuary was an absolute must. Actually, we went twice, both times to the sponsor's 5.00pm visit, where you can watch the babies running in from...More

Thank MsSparkles
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrange a small group private visit to the orphanage through your travel agent. These visits are at 3 p.m. most days, and allow you a solid hour with the babies, where you will be allowed to stand among them, touch them, and watch them have...More

Thank eljo2113
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21 January 2018|
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Response from Christine K | Reviewed this property |
We prepaid our trip so I'm not entirely sure, but I think fees are separate.
21 January 2018|
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Response from Gerald D | Reviewed this property |
You pay a separate fee for David Sheldrick's Orphanage
9 January 2018|
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Response from Kazzaoo | Reviewed this property |
Nairobi National Park, great safaris here - we had a great time, saw heaps, plenty of lions!!