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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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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...more
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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

A must do!! The orphanage rescues abandoned baby elephants, rehabilitates them, and reintroduces them into the wild. During the visiting hour, you are able to experience the feeding as well as pet and interact with the babies. They are beyond adorable! The staff takes care...More

Thank amk2684
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful chance to see firsthand how the baby elephant orphans are being rescued and cared for here. After feeding the orphans are allowed a bit of time to socialize with observers.

Thank Pat_C316
Reviewed 2 days ago

went there with my wife as she adores elephants, entrance fees is 500 KES/person no more money to pay inside. you must got before 11 AM as it is a fixed one hour session from 11 to 12 session is divided as you will see...More

Thank Karim M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The venue is well organized. You have to be there at least 20 minutes earlier to stand in the queue. You pay in cash then move into the open area where baby elephants come from in. Watching the elephants is a joy and if you...More

Thank noham81
Reviewed 2 days ago

Adopt an elephant! Want to leave your mark on a wonderful cause of these rescued creatures that will one day return to their natural habitat? This is a great way to start your safari. Many thanks to the wonderful humans that care for these animals...More

Thank Dane H
Reviewed 4 days ago

You should really schedule a visit if you are in Nairobi as it is truly worth it! The baby elephants are orphans mostly due to poaching. The place is one of a kind experience.

1  Thank GM C
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a long time supporter of this trust, I have visited many times and greatly admire the fantastic work the trust does. It give you a wonderful close encounter with tiny orphan elephants and is well worth it.

1  Thank Max08Guernsey
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the elephant orphanage three times while staying in Nairobi - twice during the general opening hours, and once in an evening as we had adopted two of the elephants. I would highly recommend visiting on a week day - we went on a...More

1  Thank Leila T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice place. It is an elephant orphanage and rescued elephants are here. The place has a small fee. It is opened for a short time, between 11.00 AM and 12.00 Noon. You can see the elephants being fed and take lot of pictures.

1  Thank sainbasha
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this place. We saw a wild giraffe in the parking area and hyenas running about, before entering the venue. The elephants here are all taken care of and you get to witness their playful romps and aggressive feeding rituals. Although they’ve suffered...More

1  Thank teamgreenkc
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14 November 2018|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
The day visit was more crowded, but you can see the elephants being more active. The evening visit is less crowded, but you only see them running in to their stockades for their bottles and to browse on their greens. If you... More
6 September 2018|
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Response from Joshbrex | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don’t have any contacts for small tours. I believe you can adopt online before hand. 2nd visits need to be prebooked and can only pre booked if you adopt. ( I guess you know that part)
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1 August 2018|
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Response from Pam P |
Thank you, will they also accept debit cards?