We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Features Animals
Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 75.00*
and up
Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
More Info
USD 43.00*
and up
Elephants Orphanage Tour From Nairobi with Optional Giraffe Centre
More Info
USD 70.00*
and up
Half-Day David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baby elephants” (1,325 reviews)
“blind rhino” (45 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
Write a ReviewReviews (4,429)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 4,044 reviews

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
Reviewed 5 days ago

Elephants are my favorite. They re my good luck charm. There are around 20 or more elephants here. It is run by a trust. It is very well managed. There are baby elephants to huge ones too. Then they leave the big ones in the...More

Thank Ami M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited our adopted baby elephant and were so heartened by the wonderful work that is done to rehabilitate and care for these animals.

Thank GardengirlVA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see baby elephants being raised and eventually being put back in the wild. Would visit again.

1  Thank carol9823
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went during the 11am visiting and it was neat to hear about the orphanage and see the elephants roam and come into the area from afar. We fostered an elephant while there and came back a few days later for a private showing which...More

1  Thank lkruse0107
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place and get to see plenty of the orphans, watch them being fed and being told about their rescue missions.

1  Thank Drapers2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic because its really the only place that I’ve experience that you’ll get to visit so many baby elephants in one place and be able to get so close to them. Unless you’re willing to pay a lot LOT more money, you...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago

So charming to see the baby, orphaned, elephants being so well looked after. They play right in front of you. Would be so nice to add a coffee shop, if it were at all possible.

Thank raffertybrown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wildlife trust is clearly doing a fabulous job and they only let the public in for 1 hour during the elephants feeding time. One of the keepers does a very informative talk about the elephants but the trouble was we couldn't hear what he...More

Thank Sha007
Nearby HotelsSee all 169 hotels in Nairobi
Park Place Hotel
17 reviews
2.66 km away
Maasai Ostrich Resort
29 reviews
6.03 km away
House of Waine
267 reviews
6.29 km away
The Headquarters Inn
3 reviews
6.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Carnivore Restaurant
3,358 reviews
6.07 km away
Matbronze Cafe
52 reviews
3.13 km away
Planet Yogurt Galleria
58 reviews
3.87 km away
Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant
130 reviews
7.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Giraffe Centre
3,052 reviews
3.14 km away
Nairobi National Park
2,422 reviews
4.50 km away
Kereita Forest
5 reviews
5.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
21 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Brian P | Reviewed this property |
These are separate and you need to pay each
21 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Gerald D | Reviewed this property |
You pay a separate fee for David Sheldrick's Orphanage
10 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Kazzaoo | Reviewed this property |
Nairobi National Park, great safaris here - we had a great time, saw heaps, plenty of lions!!