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ADVENTURES WITH ELEPHANTS

May 22, 2017

Adventures with Elephants is a place of inspiration and joy. Our beautiful reserve in South Africa is home to many types of wildlife from zebra; giraffe and warthogs; to meerkats. Our biggest honour is the privilege of caring for 5 beautiful African elephants who were destined to be culled. Our latest addition, Zambezi, was born in captivity to mother Shan and is our sixth family member.

AT A GLANCE

Interactions, Safari, Swims, Tailor-Made Activities, Romance in the Bush, Film & Photography, Research.

Keeping our elephants healthy, happy and stimulated is an absolute priority for us at AWE and we work continuously on building and keeping trust and rapport between us and our charges. When not interacting with the public the elephants are left to be elephants on our 300ha game reserve where they can free range feed, play, or bathe. Besides making sure they exercise regularly, and are well fed and watered, we use daily training and props like balls to keep them mentally agile and used to small things around their feet.

UNIQUE FEATURES

Interactions

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.

Safari

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.

Tailor-made activities

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. 

Research

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.

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ADVENTURES WITH ELEPHANTS

Adventures with Elephants offers up-close and personal encounters with elephants that are conducted with the utmost respect for these magnificent creatures. Learn about the African continent's gentle giants, their intelligence, bodies and behaviour and leave moved and humbled to become a lifetime ambassador for holistic wildlife conservation. More than just a touch & feel experience, Adventures with Elephants offers educational interactions, safaris, swims and tailor-made activities as a part of their responsible tourism operation.

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