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Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi

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Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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 Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • We have adopted elephants for the past 3 years and took the opportunity to visit the sanctuary during our holiday. We were to finally booked for the private visit in the evening which is just for...  more »
  • For me, the Sheldrick Trust is a must visit when in Nairobi. You are not allowed to interact with the elephants unless they get close enough to the ropes and allow you to. The entrance wasn't very.....  more »
  • I am a wildlife lover, adoper of the elephants (and rhino) and have gifted adoptions of the elephants at SWT for years, as well as an advid photo safari goer (15+ safaris.) I was excited to see that.....  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.🐘🐘❤
  • A charity that is doing an amazing job of preserving and looking after these gorgeous elephants. The animals look so happy and loved. One can also adopt and visit an elephant. It’s an unforgettable experience to watch these cute elephants roll around in the mud and enjoy themselves in the surroundings that have been made as natural as possible. It is very crowded as it is a popular tourist spot. Great place to visit!
  • An absolutely wonderful little place where the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust runs an orphanage for elephants and rhinos. Every day at 11 (till noon) the baby elephants are brought out for their feeds, and for a public viewing. While this was done, a staff member gave a very articulate and interesting talk (baby elephants rolling about, gambolling, playing and guzzling milk all around him) - on how they're looked after, how they're finally reintegrated into wild herds, and more. Not just adorable animals, but a good, practical insight into conservation.
  • Great place to view baby elephant as they are being feed. You also get the story how they are rescued to this place.

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