David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi

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#1 of 133 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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  • Here, you get to not only see amazing conservation work, but you also have a rare opportunity to see Africa's largest terrestrial mammal at its most loving and gentle. It leaves you with memories that...  more »
  • I never tire of visiting this amazing sanctuary and its little darling residents. Well some not so little now. I was quite surprised to see some of the elder eles this time who for medical reasons can...  more »
  • DSWT was so incredible. We sponsored two baby elephants so we were able to come back in the evening to see the elephants in their stockyards. The afternoon feeding is busy with all the visitors but wo...  more »

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