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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Address: Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
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+254 733 891996
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi...

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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Elephant Orphanage

Only open from 11-12am, but totally worth the trek to go see it. Get your driver to wait, because it is in the national park it is hard to find a car to leave when you're ready... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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Only open from 11-12am, but totally worth the trek to go see it. Get your driver to wait, because it is in the national park it is hard to find a car to leave when you're ready. Watch the baby elephants frolic in the mud and get fed. Caretakers explain how they ended up in the orphanage and answer any... More 

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I can't imagine a more worth while cause, and an experience to last a lifetime, unless of course you are fortunate enough to make the journey more than once, and there again is once ever enough? Whilst enjoying the interaction of these poor unfortunate baby elephants, who have undergone such traumas so early in life, it is remarkable that the... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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It was good to see he Orphaned elephants being brought up with love and care and they give you a chance to adopt one for a year. The feeding time is when we went (around 11am) and it was an informative session where we learnt a lot about what the elephants drink and need and their daily activities.

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David Sheldrick are doing an amazing job rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned elephants. It was really interesting to hear all about their individual stories and we loved watching them feed and play.

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Strasbourg, France
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Baby orphan elephants are flown to the elephant orphanage in Nairobi in order to save them and help them to grow and get back to the wilderness. Yesterday I saw these baby elephants drinking a baby bottle, playing together in the mud and having a great time together. They are very friendly and you can touch them. Before leaving I... More 

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This is a MUST do. Man, Woman, young and old... 33 baby elephants playing and eating is a great hour worth of entertainment.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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It's wonderful to see the rescued baby elephants frolic around in the mud, drink their milk and hear the stories of their rescue. Of course the very fact they are here makes for a sad, often heartbreakingly tragic stories. It's a interesting and educational hour and all donations clearly go towards this wonderful cause. Give generously! On a more practical... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is really worth visiting to see that there are amazing people trying to help animals in the face of great external pressures. You can even adopt an elephant and help put them to bed, meet the committed workers who feed them all night long and so on - an amazing and heartwarming experience.

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Islamorada, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a place that must be visited. They rescue orphaned elephants, rhinos and even other animals, and rear them until they can be returned to the wild. By the time I left I had fallen in love with two elephants, which I ended up adopting. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best experience is understanding how orphaned young elephants are taken care, rehabilated and reintroduced back to the wild. Pity that most of the orphaned elephants are as a result of poaching. Great experience for young children to understand the importance of wildlife conservation.

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