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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

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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The main reason we visited Nairobi!

Was to visit and spend as much time as possible at DSWT ... The work of his wonderful organisation in caring for Baby Elephants who have been orphaned, mainly by their Mothers... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was to visit and spend as much time as possible at DSWT ... The work of his wonderful organisation in caring for Baby Elephants who have been orphaned, mainly by their Mothers being poached for their ivory is exemplary ... These little Babies receive 24/7 care from a team of Keepers, the most devoted, compassionate and caring men I have... More 

Thank elephant022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

what an amazing place, thank you to establishments and projects like this one that serve and protect our precious wildlife. Get involved, its worth it!

Thank garethc556
Medfield, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my second visit and i enjoyed it even more this time. The elephants are so close and you get to observe their playful energy from a very close distance. Only open for one our a day so plan carefully.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came on holidays in February this was my second visit as I wanted to bring my parents and husband. Absolutely beautiful I love the work they do and the elephants look so well looked after. It is only open for 1 hour a day for feeding time, check their website in case the time changes. Get in early as the... More 

Thank Alison P
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Check the times for feeding, and you'll arrive just as the crowd forms - the elies trot in from the park like kids heading for school dinner on pizza day - they're all known by name, so a story comes with each giant bottle of milk. Interestingly, many are not the result of poaching, but orphans all the same. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the south side of Nairobi just inside the perimeter of the Nairobi National Park - easy to miss the entrance so keep a look out for the sign. Daily admission for a small fee for one hour between 11am and noon to watch the baby elephants feed from bottles and have a mud bath. The orphans are contained within... More 

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Thame, Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely couple of hours watching the baby elephants playing in the mud and being fed. Friendly warthogs family also came to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see to help the rehabilitation of the elephants. They are only open for a short time during feeding time but it is a joy to see the elephants eating then wallowing in the mud.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It deserves 5 star , very well organized. It's possible to really enjoy an hour close the elephants . About 1 hour from Nairobi . Must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience, I pre-adopted an elephant and so was granted a 5pm visit From beginning to end it was totally unique and the keepers were extremely knowledgeable. The returning of the elephants after their day out was great to see. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank Travellinchick

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