Nairobi Elephant Orphanage visit

Reviews of Nairobi Elephant Orphanage visit

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Below are independent comments from 10 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs K & 5 from Maryland
Date: 12-Aug-2019
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage visit review

We were so happy to be there for the 5:00 pm visit. Watching the elephants run back for their dinner and then spending time with our adopted orphans was the best way to start our trip. Highly recommend reading Love, Life and Elephants before you go. You will appreciated the facility and hard work even more. We had more than enough time to interact and ask questions and it wasn't as crowded as we heard the 11 am visit time was.

(We also happened to meet a man waiting for our Safarilink flight from Lewa who has a mentee of Daphne Sheldricks and knew her daughter. He was an anthropologist and now works for one of the conservation trusts. It was so interesting to talk to him and have him confirm how special she was.)

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Matt from Warrington
Date: 17-Feb-2019 Based at: Nairobi Tented Camp
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage visit review

Great place to see the work that DSWT are doing with elephants and how they work with the young elephants and care for them, very informative.

Great facility and a worthwhile excursion.

Gets very busy if you go at weekends so be prepared for a lot of pushing by both adults and children to get closer to the tiny elephants.

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Ms M. from London
Date: 10-Feb-2019
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Great visit to the elephant orphanage

We went twice, once in the morning with the general public at the beginning of our holiday and once in the afternoon for a foster parent visit on our last day, and we’re glad we did so as it gave us a more rounded picture of the elephants. In some ways, the morning visit was more entertaining, despite being very much more crowded.

We loved seeing all the elephants, including the one we have fostered, and the tiny rhino, and the afternoon visit gave us the opportunity to talk to some of the keepers.

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E & D from New Mexico
Date: 18-Jan-2019 Based at: Macushla House
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Maarifa

Go at five o'clock and adopt a baby for as little as $50 and then you can watch the babies return from the forest to their stables for the night

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Mr & Mrs M from Ascot
Date: 31-Dec-2018 Based at: Macushla House
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

sheldrake elephant orphanage

Excellent, well worth a visit

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Mr P. from Tavira
Date: 29-Sep-2018 Based at: Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage visit review

Lovely to be able to meet our adopted Elephant

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Mrs J from Milton Keynes
Date: 31-Aug-2018 Based at: Giraffe Manor
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Second visit: Nairobi Elephant Orphanage

[Ed: This traveller visited the orphanage three times in the space of two days.
This was their second visit - the morning after their first.]

Very interesting going to the public opening and getting to know all about the orphans and why they were there.

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Mrs J from Milton Keynes
Date: 31-Aug-2018 Based at: Giraffe Manor
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Third visit: Private visit to the Orphanage

[Ed: This traveller visited the orphanage three times in the space of two days.
This was their third visit - another private visit in the afternoon.]

I was so in awe of going to the private viewing to see our two foster orphans, didn't want to leave them and I would love to work there with these wonderful people.

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Mrs J from Milton Keynes
Date: 30-Aug-2018 Based at: Giraffe Manor
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

First visit: Inspiring

[Ed: This traveller visited the orphanage three times in the space of two days.
This was their first visit, a private experience in the afternoon.]

This orphanage does wonderful work with the babies and they are so well looked after.

Admiration to all staff who do a fantastic job getting these orphans back to the wild.

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Mrs M from Carluke
Date: 27-Aug-2018 Based at: The Emakoko
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage visit review

Really enjoyed visit. Well run and we fostered an orphaned elephant. Great to be interacting so closely with elephants.

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