David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi

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Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Meet some of Nairobi's most beloved residents at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a rescue and rehabilitation center for orphaned rhinos and elephants. Established in 1977 in honor of naturalist David Sheldrick, the nonprofit organization lies within the city's national park. Get up close to adolescent and baby elephants during bath time, and watch majestic rhinos playfully romping through their natural habitat. With the animals' welfare at its heart, the center only allows public viewing for a limited morning period, so check the website for visitor times. Discover how to plan a Nairobi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • We knew a bit about this 'attraction' but seeing the baby elephants take their bottles and watching them interact was way more fun than just reading about it! We learned a bit about each elephant.....  more »
  • I have adopted both an elephant and rhino from the Sheldrick and was thrilled they opened back up in time for my visit to Nairobi. They do amazing work and it was a delight to see the baby elephants....  more »
  • An amazing sanctuary for wildlife and late Dame Daphne Sheldrick built a wonderful home for orphaned animals and injured animals. Love that they get integrated back into the wild. They need all our support at DSWT.
  • So refreshing to see these orphaned elephants are being genuinely cared & loved after having exoeriened such a traumatic start in life❤ This Wildlife Trust is dedicated respectfully, to the elephants integrating them back into the wild to live the life the are meant to live. While not exploiting the elephants. This without a doubt has been the highlight and reason for my long travel. It was an extremely profound experience and emotional. I would highly recommend visiting and supporting the preservation, rehabilitation the elephants as we all deserve the right to live on this planet earth as we were intended.🐘🐘❤

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