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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

The young elephants are adorable and it is very interesting learning about them. Get there on time to get a good spot to stand to watch the elephants

Thank EHStravels
Reviewed yesterday

It was very busy and choreographed found it very dusty but would have enjoyed if I had young children.

Thank janetwelsh222
Reviewed yesterday

Loved this place and I ended up adopting an elephant. Don't worry about the number of people queing because the rop, you stand behind, goes in a large semi circle so most people get a good view of the baby elephants. If you adopt one...More

Thank annie3peaks
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We read so many terrible stories about elephant poaching and the decline of this magnificent too tier species, and nothing warms your heart more than seeing orphan elephants rescued and raised at this phenomenal center. It was a bit overwhelming to have about a hundred...More

Thank Howardrpets
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Impressive rescue center. Only open from 11 - 12 PM and very busy on weekends. The keepers are totally dedicated to the elephant orphans they are working to save and return to the wild.

Thank Frederick28
Reviewed 2 days ago

Delightful and heartwarming to see these baby elephants being loved and cared for in preparation to be released back int

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Viewing orphaned elephants and getting very close to them is a feeling beyond explanation. The staff is friendly and i would encourage anyone to visit this place and adopt an elephant for sure.

Thank Romit S
Reviewed 2 days ago

You do need to get there earlier than the starting time if you want to get really close. The baby elephants are brought into the ring first & you see them having their bottles. One of the rangers talks about the work of the orphanage...More

Thank stephaniejanewells
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just love the DSWLT as they are the real deal making a significant difference in saving our African elephants. They work tirelessly and do such awesome projects to ensure the safety and security of their lands, animals and people. I do think though they should...More

Thank tamarpeters
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived at around 10.45 and there was already crowds of people they started letting everyone in at about 10.50 for the 11am start. We were slightly overwhelmed by the numbers of people but there is lots of room to stand around and view the...More

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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)
Pam P
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Pam P |
Thank you, will they also accept debit cards?
Monica C
July 30, 2018|
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Response from mark m | Reviewed this property |
You can adopt one anytime just go to David Sheldrick website to do that. They will send you monthly status reports with pictures on your baby