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We loved this place!! It’s so nice to see the orphaned and injured elephants well cared for and looked after! We enjoyed viewing their feeding time and learning all about them after this! Highly recommend it’s a lovely thing to see and experience!
We left Colombo very early and wanted to reach ETH before the feeding time. Anyway we were late and when we reached there feeding time already started. It is really interesting to watch how these baby elephants are fed. They come one by one and...More
We visited Elephant Transit home whilst we were in Udawalawe to do safari. I had very mixed feelings. The good points: elephants are living free life, there were no chains, and they are returned back to wild when they are healthy and big enough. Which...More
For the work that is done to save these wonderful animals then it gets 5 star. Obviously feeding time is aimed at the tourists but done in a good way that the Elephants enjoy it. Keep up the good work.
Nice to see how the staff is dealing with the elephants. It's a good thing! You should have a look. Feeding times are crowded by tourists and locals, but you will have a good view anyhow. Nice place and a fair price.
The Elephant Transit Home is run by the Born Free Foundation and is worth visiting to see the young orphaned elephants being fed their milk and eating the leaves. It is touristy but lovely to see the elephants being cared for and great to feel...More
Thought it might be a bit of a circus but how wrong can you be. A most uplifting and enchanting experience. It was moving to see how well the keepers and the elephants worked together throughout the morning feeding process from the smallest little ones...More
We visited the transit home and liked the animal centred focus of the conservation work here. You don’t get to interact with the elephants, but you do see them feeding at close quarters.
It was amusing to watch them rush to the feeding station when...More
This is the only genuine elephant rehabilitation centre in Sri Lanka and is approved by the Born Free Foundation. As the baby elephants are returned to wild at the age of 5, no human contact is allowed so don’t expect to be allowed to feed...More
We were watching the elephants being fed from visitors seats close by along with Sri Lankan school children, and there is no entertainment involved. There is a museum/visitor centre where you can get more information about... More
We were watching the elephants being fed from visitors seats close by along with Sri Lankan school children, and there is no entertainment involved. There is a museum/visitor centre where you can get more information about elephants, should you wish to.
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Yes, we did. Great visit. I suppose it might depend on the kind of holiday you are on. We were touring independently, so it wasn’t a problem. If you want to do a safari and see elephants in the wild only, I recoomend... More
Yes, we did. Great visit. I suppose it might depend on the kind of holiday you are on. We were touring independently, so it wasn’t a problem. If you want to do a safari and see elephants in the wild only, I recoomend Minneriya ( more in the nort east, not far from Habarana) and to Yala NP for elephants, leopards, chocs, monkeys, buffalos, deers,lots of beautiful birds, etc).