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Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi

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Meet some of Nairobi's most beloved residents at 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 Klarna Trips's itinerary builder.
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  • Amazing wholesome experience. You get so close to the elephants and the people there are clearly passionate for their work. One piece of advice would be to avoid booking a "tour" and just book this.....  more
    Amazing wholesome experience. You get so close to the elephants and the people there are clearly passionate for their work. One piece of advice would be to avoid booking a "tour" and just book this.....  more »
  • Wonderful experience, but also very sobering. 32 orphaned elephants at tyhe time we went with majority from drought! Very responsible tour, only an hour a day to see the elephants feed. The work they....  more
    Wonderful experience, but also very sobering. 32 orphaned elephants at tyhe time we went with majority from drought! Very responsible tour, only an hour a day to see the elephants feed. The work they....  more »
  • Great experience to actually see this organization at work and all the orphaned elephants to saves and then eventually releases back into the wild. We loved it! 
    Great experience to actually see this organization at work and all the orphaned elephants to saves and then eventually releases back into the wild. We loved it!  more »
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  • I loved my time here. Hearing the stories of each elephant was heart warming. It’s a place you can enjoy either with company or alone. I totally recommend. If you can, also donate. Well even visiting is an effort to the cause. Enjoy!
  • Such an amazing place, considering the work they do on behalf of orphaned baby elephants. The elephants are simply beyond adorable. It’s so fun, watching the babies play in mud and with each other and to pet them as they walk past. Also, while they enjoy playing in the muddy water, they can splash spectators with the muddy water, as they did the people standing around me (I had faster reflexes…lol)…such fun. Definitely a must -do activity.
  • One of a kind experience were you get up close and personal with the baby elephants. Family friendly setting and very informative as they take you through the baby elephants' stories of how they got there. Limited number of people per day so book in advance to avoid disappointment
  • This remains quite the experience for me. Watching and listening to the individual stories of each calf was very emotional. Sadly because of covid 19 restrictions, visitation is fully booked due to the limited number of people allowed in.
  • You need to book your place on their website and wait for a response (it took 2 days in my case). They are very organized. The price is totally worth is as this goes to the orphan elephants. It is possible to "adopt" one of the elephants right there.

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