David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi

4.7
#1 of 134 in Parks in Kenya
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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  • This is an educational place and if you are animal lover you could adopt an elephant too. If you are patent to these cutie pie baby elephants you get special visits and longer time with you baby. A mu...  more »
  • Very cute elephants and very informative. We all loved going there. It's only open one hour a day, so check time.  more »
  • Great place to start your safari experience and learn about elephants and the role this orphanage plays in protecting and preserving wildlife. Payment is in cash only and its one price for locals and ...  more »

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