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Address: Randeniya, Hiriwadunna, Kegalle, Sri Lanka
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+94 35 2 265377
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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We visited here after the elephant orphanage and enjoyed it on a completely different level; smaller and the children got to bath the elephant down in the stream after the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 21, 2016
Cocciolino2015
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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

Thank you to MEF and all the amazing work they do to care for these wonderful creatures!!! So much progress has been made over the last few years with improvements made each day and a free roaming area on its way. Bathing the elephants was the best part of my trip to Sri Lanka as you get to go up... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

We visited here after the elephant orphanage and enjoyed it on a completely different level; smaller and the children got to bath the elephant down in the stream after the exciting ride.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

We walked with an elephant. She lead the way, stopped and ate a banana tree, then laid down in the river so we could wash her. Then she got to spray us! Very fun to be up close with her!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

The MEF is well worth a visit, about 45 kms from Kandy. Its good to see the work the volunteers do, and how the elephants are treated - they are well looked after. Lovely to walk with them and watch them feed, but the best part was going in the river with one of the elephants and giving her a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

Like most people we were torn which elephant place to visit, but we are so glad we chose the right one. Millennium elephant foundation was fantastic. The tour was private and we learnt so much about the elephants and the work the foundation is doing. We opted for the elephant walk which was money spent, as we fed the elephants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

We visited the Millennium Elephant Foundation on our way to Kandy. We both really enjoyed riding an elephant, before washing her in the river with a coconut husk. There is also a very basic "museum", and one of the volunteers who works there was very knowledgeable. You do have to question why the elephants are in chains, but they seem... More 

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Granada, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

We expected another kind of experience but what we find is: elephants in chains in this loop circus. I´m not the biggest animal lover you can find, actually I´m not specially animal fan but I really respect them and to me this show felt bad, was sad. Is all about tourist who thinks they are really having a nice experience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

This is something you need to do. Dont ride on the Elephant, whit MIF you Can do something mutch better. You Can follow the Elephant in to the Wood and see it, just having Fun and eating. The Elephant Can do what the want to and have No stress. It is so Nice to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

We went here and chose to wash feed and ride an elephant, What a wonderful experience, They give you some information about the elephants before you meet them, then into the waters and scrub them down with a coconut husk. then they will take you for a ride and in return you feed them fruit...

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

Great experience walking along side Lakshmi watching her feed and forage in a near jungle environment, my highlight was washing and scrubbing Lakshmi in the river followed by hand feeding her fruit. Visit the Millenium Foundation, support their work, meet elephants in a near wild environment, you will enjoy the experience.

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