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Trunk-in-Hand & Elephant Back Ride


Activity Description

Guided Tour (fully trained elephant Guide). Full Elephant Introduction in Forest and tour of the Sanctuary and Stables. Touching, Feeding and interacting with Elephants. Walking hand-in-trunk with Elephants. Includes Elephant Back Riding


Duration2 hours
WhenThis service is available.
WeatherThis tour will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.
What to WearComfortable clothes, a sun hat and flat shoes.
Things to BringCamera, Money & flat comfortable shoes.
Guests or SpectatorsThe Sanctuary has a coffee/tea station with a beautiful deck to sit and relax or read, as well as a Curio Shop where they can spend time while you enjoy your Elephant Experience.


Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


- Elephant Interaction
- Elephant Back Ride


Any additional items of a personal nature
DVD of Riding Experience


Remember to bring your camera, flat shoes & a sun hat.

Customer Reviews

Riding on an elephant's back was a great and scary experience. We learnt a lot about the 2 elephants kept at the sanctuary and elephants, in general. It was very interesting to do all of this with people from different countries e.g. France, Italy and I think Australia... My clan name is Ndlovu, which means elephant. So, it felt like I was bonding with my kind, somehow. Thanks for the lovely experience. - Thobeka Daki

A very enjoyable experience. The guides had a lot of knowledge and answered our questions easily, as well as taking excellent photos for us. We had a wonderful time. Thank you. - Catherine Savage

I enjoyed everything. Thanks you. - Tiny maake

Nice time with the big boys, amazing experience with well educated guide‘s. The price for the elephant experience is OK, the price for the 5 Minute ride is absolutely too much. - Michael Knoeller

We were late as we had mixed up the venues, and had gone to another experience which we thought we had booked (very good as it was 4 years ago we had booked up this experience by mistake). So, we were a good hour late, the keepers soon put us with our timed group. We had a wonderful experience, in all aspects. The elephants are very well looked after, they responded to their keepers making excellent use of the facilities. The highlight was riding bare backed with just a cover and a very competent keeper. The group was small which reflected the fact that there were just 2 elephants so we had plenty of opportunity to interact. Our last experience was with Elephants Whisperers which had a different approach but equally thrilling. We would highly recommend the experience, which gave a great insight into the elephants and their unique personalities. We also purchased a dvd which was personalised for our group. - Steve Lockwood

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