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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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“bottles of milk”(50 reviews)
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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

Very good place to learn about elephants. One can also adopt an elephant and become a frequent visitor. Best place to interact directly with this amazing animal.

Thank Aruhiu
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely! Highly recommend this place. The interactions with the baby elephants is amazing. What a wonderful sanctuary!

Thank ckathambs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Baby elephant super cute! Fun for all! Very crowded arrive early. Very muddy if raining wear old shoes.

Thank ronitals
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are some places that I visit that make me want to change my life. This is one. The babies are obviously adorable, each one has a story and the caretakers are friendly. I love the mission and I think it is worthy. The babies...More

Thank Caprice B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was OK but orphaned Kenyan children could do with the care and hype offered these elephants . The environment was fine , very touristy , trying to raise funds was part of the excellent presentation .

Thank hilltopOxon
Reviewed 5 days ago

DSW is a fantastic elephant orphanage, the youngsters a soooo cute, we decided to adopt one well worth the $50.

Thank Lagden
Reviewed 6 days ago

On a rainy I don't want to leave the hotel kind of day this experience lifted me up and had me feeling so joyous. Highly recommend. You get a full hour to watch the baby elephants drink milk and play. Thier playing, farting, dust antics...More

1  Thank Lillipang
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thank you to all the amazing staff that keep this place going!! The opportunities given to the elephants and of course, Maxwell, the Rhino, are truly incredible. We loved meeting our fostered elephants, Enkesha & Maktao. We got to meet their caregivers whom are really...More

Thank Jldime
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute and entertaining elephant orphans and informative guides that give watching wild animals outside their element meaning

Thank hawkonastrup
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've fostered elephants with the DSWT for years and have visited here 5 times now. It is SO worth a visit to see baby eles up close and learn all about their behaviour and the wonderful work that the Trust does. It does get very...More

1  Thank D7055QCjanej
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December 2, 2018|
Response from StamosTravels | Reviewed this property |
Google "DSWT foster" and the first result will take you the Fostering page. Once there, you can read about the fostering program and then select which elephant or rhino or giraffe you'd like to foster. After you make your... More
November 14, 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
September 5, 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)