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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Half-Day Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
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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 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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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all - follow this organization. Once your follow it, find an elephant or another one of their animals to foster and do whatever you can to visit. It is a beautiful organization around for all the worst reasons - you have a choice...More

Thank Kristin G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in late November and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the orphaned elephants. Many of the young elephants have been injured or their mother's slain before being brought to the orphanage. We were able to see them being bottle fed (they...More

Thank ArtPhemister
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As much as I loved this place,I felt disgusted to the actions some of us might do just to get dirty money! I'm now a proud foster father of "Sana Sana", the least that we can do to preserve this species. You can do that...More

Thank Wasim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cried again when I went to visit the Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage. The baby elephants were just adorable. I brought the three Kenyan ladies which I employ, with me and they enjoyed it as much as I did. I also learned a lot about...More

Thank africanman_840
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The elephant orphanage was born in 1977 and is a non-profit organization. It was dedicated to the spouses Sheldrick, David the husband was the guardian who was responsible for hindering the poaching inside the Tsavo National Park. Together with his wife Daphne, they raised all...More

Thank Paola G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place open for visitors between 11am 12pm for 1 hour. When it's 11 am, elephants start come from the forest and when they arrive start to drink milk from the careworkers hands. It's a good experience to watch them while they're drinking and playing.

Thank BurcuTunca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the wildiife trust our first full day in Nairobi. It was a great way to start our adventure. A very good cause! The babies where brought out in two groups and one of the keepers explained about each elephant. Very dedicated employees to help...More

Thank turtlebomb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the babies in two groups, younger ones first. It is great to know they will be returned to their original areas when they are old enough. I also enjoyed seeing the school children who had come to watch the orphans being fed.

Thank MissMadeleine349
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I encourage every person who visit Nairobi to pass from the "Elephant Orphanage". A good cause to support this nice baby elephant.

Thank Alexis A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to the elephant orphanage. The viewing area works well. We were able to watch two groups (33 elephants) be fed. The staff also lead some elephants close enough to touch. The guide provided an informative talk about each orphan’s name, age, and...More

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Julie G
5 November 2017|
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Response from Jiayi W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie, sorry for the late reply. When we went by 3, they informed us, need to adopt 2 at least. Otherwise, we have to go during the morning regular hours.
andrew t
1 October 2017|
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Response from ladolcevita89 | Reviewed this property |
Take a taxi organised by your hotel, or Uber
Melissa R
4 September 2017|
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Response from Fatema B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. It's $5. And you must go, it's absolutely amazing.