Reviews: Elephant Encounter
Below are independent comments from 3 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
"Elephant Encounter review"
The guide was really informative about the conservation efforts, reserve and the history of the elephants themselves. We had to drive into the reserve to find the elephants first, stroked them and had photographs taken, then walked with them and finally were able to feed them which the children particularly enjoyed.
The elephant handlers were all on hand to ensure the interaction was safe and well managed and that the elephants were comfortable." Read more about this whole safari
"You should try this"
I needn't have worried as it was another interesting encounter, different and I learnt so much more than I thought I would second time around.
Thanks to Richard and the team of rangers with the group of seven elephants I went walking with - you are doing a great job." Read more about this whole safari
"Unique Elephant Encounter"
Sometimes the elephant wanted to touch one of us too! She particularly liked one young woman in the group and touched her repeatedly with her trunk. Lots of laughing. The photographer was happy to take photos with our own cameras. Then we walked with the elephants to another area where we were shown how to give them treats. Of course they are accustomed to the treats and one of them bellowed when he was being ignored. Again, lots of laughs.
We returned to the main area where there is a gift shop and bar, and we were served snacks and drinks, and shown a video of the visit (available for purchase).
Not quite the same as seeing elephants in the wild, but enjoyable." Read more about this whole safari