Watching elephants in the wild is one of the greatest pleasures on safari - but you can get a little closer! There are a number of reserves and national parks throughout Africa which offer guests the chance to meet and interact with elephants.
Some offer the opportunity to meet the elephants, touch and stroke and perhaps feed them, whilst others you can go out on a walk with elephants through the bush - a wonderful expereince as they pad silently along tracks. Elephants have the most amazing skin - very rough, hairy and warm! They use their trunks with amazing precision and dexterity, picking up the smallest of stones with the very end using thousands of muscles in their trunks.
The third type of itneraction is an elephant safari - where you would ride the elephant out into the bush for an hour or so. Whichever interaction you choose to do the expereince is quite magical.
To ride an elephant through the African savannah is an unforgettable experience - listen to the sounds of the African bush and hear your elephant rumble softly beneath you ...
We know the very best places to incorporate an elephant safari into your itinerary - in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Whilst elephant back interactions and safaris are available at many lodges and camps throughout Africa, we only recommend a few:
Abu Camp – Abu Concession – Okavango Delta, Botswana
Sanctuary Staley's Camp/Sanctuary Cheif's Camp - Okavango Delta, Botswana
Elephant back safaris can also be arranged from nearby lodges/camps or during your stay in Livingstone and Victoria Falls as a day safari - call us on 01386 830264 or email [email protected] to start planning your African Adventure!