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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

#1 of 121 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The elephants come rushing back from Nairobi National Park to drink their milk & rest for the night. A wonderful experience to watch the little elephants drink their milk & eat some branches before being wrapped in blankets & settled in their stables for the...More

2  Thank Rebecca Becks G
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is an elephant orphanage.where they nurture orphant kid elephants. so only if you want to see the kid elephants than this place is good. there is nothing else in it.

Thank ankur k
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Have been lucky enought to visit the 11am elephant feed a few times now - and it's a true joy to watch each time. As a 'foster parent' I was also able to see the 5pm evening feed, which is a more intimate encounter. The...More

Thank RWilcox11
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was a really great experience. Both my mom and I really loved The Sheldrick Trust. They take the time to tell you about each of their elephants and how they ended up there. They answer everyone's question. The guide we had spoke English very...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Have you been kissed by a giraffe, or had one lick your face, or pet one? If not, this is the place to do it. The caretakers are wonderful and somehow the giraffes also enjoy the experience of human interaction. If you have kids, don't...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Definitely must see place. You must be exactely on time because it is only 1 hr to play with elephants. You can touch them. Lovely place for kids.

Thank Pawel H
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was a wonderful experience and should not be missed.The adoption of these gentle babies is so worthwhile and of course the ability to re-enter them into herds in the wild very important.

Thank Ann I
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The work carried out by the trust is commendable, they take in orphaned elephants and raise them until they are old enough to be reintroduced into the wild. They only open the for an hour a day between 11:00 and 12:00, but what a great...More

Thank S266ONgaryw
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We fostered our elephant, Galla, before we left the US so that we could attend the 5pm viewing (must foster to attend). The elephants are well cared for, and it's a great way to see the impact of poaching and nature's orphans as well. Plus...More

Thank theworldaw8s
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Must do if you have young kids. They have baby elephants which they rescued. The kids get to be upclose and to touch them. Timings are between 11-12 in the afternoon and you can get there for 11 and be ok. It's about a fourty...More

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Matthew Q
Hi, please could you advise the best way of combining the Sheldrick Trust, Giraffe Centre and National Park e.g. times, what to do first. Would need to factor in lunch also. Have Saturday 20th May free all day and have a tried and tested cab driver to take me to places and wait if appropriate. Re National Park, what is the cheapest way to have a tour? Many thanks, Matthew
11 May 2017|
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Response from Mirza A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Matthew, Firstly, All three attractions i.e. national park, giraffe Centre and elephant orphanage are in the same locality.. Secondly, you can see more animals at national park in morning hours. So, I would suggest you to... More
Hi, My husband and I have recently fostered 2 ele babies and want to visit them during the evening slot, i.e. at 5 pm on June 11 2017. However, writing to the email ID provided on the website as well as calling the trust in Nairobi has not yielded any positive results. I haven't had a response to my email and the numbers mentioned on the website are responded with a 'number is unallocated' message. We would really really like to visit our fostered elephants when in Nairobi and we are really looking forward to the experience. Does anyone know how long the trust usually takes to respond to the email about a visit? Also, do they need any additional information about the fostered parent before approving the visit? If the DWST staff is reading this, would it please be possible to help out as to where else I need to write to or call for making this happen? Regards Deepthi
21 April 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
We had friends that the elephants in the evening. So I think there is a chance you will be able to do so
My friend is a sponsor of the baby Stumpfa (spelling??) Her name is Caroline Miller from Oldwick, New Jersey. She has asked me to take a photo of her "baby." May I see her elephant next week when I travel to the retreat...so excited about visiting after seeing the PBS TV program about the Sheldrake Trust and reading Mrs. Sheldrake's book- the reason for finally having the good fortune to travel to Nairobi!
19 April 2017|
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Response from ben-marilynb | Reviewed this property |
If the Elephant is there, you will be able to take a picture. The Elephant that we were sponsering had already been released into the national park. Several of the people there at the same time were able to see their... More