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Safari Par Excellence - Elephant Back Safari

Victoria Falls, Zambia
+260 (0)213 320606
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Riding "Tusker", a huge, and majestic bull elephant on the Elephant Ride out of Victoria Falls was an intensely magical moment and yet sad at the same time. I know these great animals and their wonderful trainers are doing this to help so many other elephants in Africa but it still did not seem right to be riding on their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have loved these huge but graceful animals since a child. Getting up close and personal with the elephants was very special. The 45 minute or so ride was bumpy and may be a little uncomfortable for some. At the end of the ride we got to feed our elephant. Such a treat. Be sure to cover up and wear... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

What a *fantastic* experience! There can be few greater privileges than getting to know African elephants (Loxodonta), interacting with them, and riding on them through the bush. The team of guides under Gerald was helpful and well-informed, but the working (not merely "tame") elephants stole the show: gentle but immensely powerful, intelligent and patient. This must be one of the... More

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Westbrook Ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My husband and I were so excited when we found out we were going to be able to go on a safari on top of an elephant during our 17 day trip to southern Africa. A group of about 8 elephants went out with 2 people atop each and a guide driver . Before getting on, we got to choose... More

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

So many ways to enjoy the wild in Africa. Please don't ride elephants as this means life of abuse and jail.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had a blast riding the elephant through the bush! We went on the early morning ride when it was still cool outside. The trainer was very cordial and knowledgeable and we felt very safe with him. It was expensive but overall it was a great experience!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This was my first time on an elephant and it was fun. The disappointment was in not seeing any other animals during the 'safari' but this is not a zoo and the animals in the area cannot be guaranteed. The best part of the visit was interacting with the elephants - getting to know them and feed them - and... More

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Johnston, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My wife and I almost skipped this experience to go ultralighting over the falls a second time. While this activity is not the thrill that was, we are still glad we did it. It was a truly unique experience to not only get up close and personal to the gentle giants, but to actually ride them through the bush and... More

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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My family and I would highly recommend this tour. Definitely a highlight for us! A little reluctant at first because I know that places like this can sometimes not treat the animals well, I had many questions about the treatment of the elephants before I actually felt comfortable going. I asked about the hooks that they use and they let... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

When we booked this, we thought it was just an elephant ride. We didn't know it took place in an animal protection area. Though there were lots of animals in this park, we only saw our elephant and a giraffe. The bus that picked us up had no air conditioning and a couple a people traveling with us got car... More

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