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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: Tours & Tickets

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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
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Reviewed today

This is a total reap off. They are just making money in the name of conservation. Very disappointing.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Pradeep G
Reviewed today

What a fun morning we had at the orphanage! The baby elephants are such a delight, playing in the mud, teasing each other, trumpeting...I could watch them for hours! We also thought that we were given a lot of important information by the keeper who...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Vi_morg
Reviewed today via mobile

Let me preface this review with the fact that I have read all of Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s books and am a foster of several elephants here. Needless to say it was a dream come true for me to visit this orphanage and it did not...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank JeanneCumby
Reviewed today

Wonderful experiance where you can see your dollar going into conservation, which is rare in Africa. Its usually directed who knows where. Great to see so many animals being cared for pproperly

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The Trust does incredible work saving orphaned elephants. They provide rehabilitation and reintroduction for many young elephants and they go to great lengths to save orphaned elephants and injured animals. We watched them feed the baby elephants with bottles and while this was fun and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Julietdq
Reviewed yesterday

The elephants were so cute! There were 14 baby elephants at the site. We were able to touch the elephants.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank heleneb409
Reviewed 3 days ago

Learn about the work to keep the elephant population growing in Africa. The elephants are adorable, and the keepers who care for them should be highly commended.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank emjay758
Reviewed 4 days ago

A worthwhile cause to help the Elephants has turned in to a big tourist attraction but not without problems. It was a pretty hot day, no shade and no where to sit. Standing 4 deep around the enclosure was useless as far a seeing anything....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kim p
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having been a supporter of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a decade, I cannot speak highly enough of the organization. In addition to rescuing, rehabilitating and returning to the wild orphaned elephants, rhinos and giraffes, they also work with Kenya Wildlife Service to remove snares, patrol...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The only way to see elephants in Nairobi. They get some milk and you get to hear how the orphanage and the process of adopting one elephant work. That's about it. Very crowded as it is only open for 1h. It costs 600ks, only cash,...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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epcxx
September 28, 2019|
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Response from wideyed_wander | Reviewed this property |
I suggest looking into what is included in the price of the tour. I booked our tour using getyourguide (I am not allowed to post the link) which was cheaper for each of us and also included the Nairobi National Park with an... More
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epcxx
September 27, 2019|
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Response from LindaJB10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, for those who have adopted an elephant, I heard that this is a private feeding session that must be scheduled ahead of time.
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Response from RCtravels2 | Reviewed this property |
If you adopt an elephant, you must contact DSWT and schedule a 5 pm visit. Let them know your adopted elephant's name and which day you'd like to visit so you can be added to the list. There are less visitors at 5 pm than at... More
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