ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI RIDE

Enjoy a privilege once only reserved for kings! Be witness to this mutually enriching and rewarding relationship between man and elephant in a modern day Africa.


Seated comfortably on the back of natures true "king of the beasts", experience an age old tradition whilst silently exploring the majestic grasslands of Victoria Falls National Park and marvel at the spectacular scenery of Masuie river plunging 120 m into the Zambezi river below.

Sunrise safaris are run daily, promising you much more than just a game-viewing experience, but rather a closer insight into the worlds largest land mammal, the African Elephant.

Elephant encounter

This activity is much more than just a game-viewing experience, but rather a closer insight into the worlds largest land mammal, the African Elephant.

The Elephant Interaction affords guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine wilderness environment overflowing with raw natural beauty. Guests spend time and connect with elephants in the most positive and natural way possible. 

An open-design thatch Boma gives guests an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masuwe River, and against this breath-taking back drop, guests will be given an insightful and educational presentation on Thank you Elephant Sanctuary and Orphange. The sanctuary was founded on the principle of conservation, and one of the most effective ways to evoke a sense of environmental responsibility is to show what stands to be lost. Guests will have an opportunity to talk to guides that have journeyed - physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these elephant , and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures. Guests will learn about the elephant as well as their history and how they came to be in our care as well as the threats facing elephant populations today, in an interesting and informative talk. 

Guests will meet the elephants at the wallow deck and will then be provided an opportunity to interact, feed and capture moments with the gentle giants as well as witness the special relationship our staff share with the elephants and become a part of it. The sight of the gentle grey mammals up close and personal will be imprinted on guests’ minds long after they have returned home. 

A delicious two course buffet lunch accompanied by a cold beverage rounds off a perfect morning’s experience.