More than just a "touch and feed” activity, our comprehensive interactions aim for each of our visitors to experience, acutely, the intellect and warmth of our gentle giants.
Sit atop an elephant while it gracefully and silently takes you on a journey through the African veld. Feel the elephant’s strength as he breaks branches and feeds on the way, or as he powers over hills or through slight dips. Your elephant handler will enlighten you about the flora and fauna in our reserve as well as answer any questions you may have.
Swim with an elephant
This is an experience like no other.Clamber atop an elephant and go for a cool dip with the herd in the midday heat. Enjoy the experience as the elephant duck and dive in the water underneath you or as they mill around splashing each other. Feel how light the elephant are in the water and enjoy some unforgettable moments with the elephants and friends.
Elephants are special animals. At AWE we believe that they should be admired and enjoyed in as many ways as possible so that as many of us as possible can care about them. We offer tailor-made activities like bush walks, photography and film, night rides or celebrating special events.
Romance in the Bush
If you're thinking of doing something unique for that special person in your life, we have a list of options that would make it an unforgettable experience.
Film & Photography
There are many ways to contribute to wildlife conservation. One of the greatest is to inspire people in their living rooms about how incredible elephants are; from complicated scenes in a Hollywood blockbuster to natural scenes for educational documentaries, and all in between, we can and have inspired audiences worldwide. Adventures with Elephants has been able to provide elephants, handlers, and locations for many photographic assignments as well as film productions.
The Rory Hensman Conservation & Research Unit (RHCRU) aims to establish an elephant research centre of excellence, which is unbiased and un-swayed by “who funds the project” and by emotional thinking. The intention is to promote the potential benefits to human society, wildlife and conservation efforts.