David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi

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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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  • Really liked this orphanage for elephant calves. are they cute ... you begin to believe in goodness after visiting this place .... recommend all-stressoterapija!)))
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  • The visit consists in about an hour near the fence where the small elephants are gathered for meals, while one of them curators explains a few things. The elephants are at ease among people though I was under the impression that it is more a show for visitors. However it is a must if you have children.
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  • Having lived in Nairobi for the past 3 years I have visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, or the "orphanage" as we call it tons of times. It never gets old seeing baby elephants play in the mud ...  more »
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