Day Trip - Elephant Back Safaris
Categories: Adventure / Elephant-back / Wildlife
Elephant Back Safaris + Interaction in Hazyview - this venue has six tamed and trained elephants, varying in ages from eight to nineteen years. Lindiwe, the youngest, is their much loved female. The y... [continued]
At a Glance
Elephant Back Safaris + Interaction in Hazyview - this venue has six tamed and trained elephants, varying in ages from eight to nineteen years. Lindiwe, the youngest, is their much loved female. The younger males are Medwa, Talifa, and Shamwari, who range in age from eleven to thirteen years, while Mabitsi, the oldest male, is approximately nineteen years old.
The Elephants were rescued from planned culling operations in Game Reserves by Elephants for Africa Forever (EFAF). EFAF are committed to conservation and to excellence in the taming and training of elephants and their Handlers and Guides. Rory and Lindie Hensman’s kind and gentle training methods ensure the Elephant Handlers and Elephants work together in total harmony. The domestication and training process is achieved by applying the principles of the well tried and proven bilateral ‘ask and reward’ system, wherein mutual trust and respect between humans and elephants are honoured.
Elephant interaction / Walk-with-the-Elephants (no riding)
Tariff: R630 per adult R315 per child (under 12 years)
Duration of 1 hour: 09h00, 12h00, 16h00.
Elephant Interaction with 30 minute ride - In addition to the above, embark on a short ride. Tariff: R1155 per adult R600 per child (under 12 years) Duration: 1hr 30 min.
Early Morning Wake Up, Interaction and Elephant Back Safari: Meet at sunrise at the elephant stables to wake the sleepy souls and prepare them for the day. Help brush the elephants and watch their morning exercises. Warm refreshments and a snack will prepare you for a typical elephant ramble; meandering down shady paths, enjoying regular stops for elephant feasting. When your legs need a rest, relax atop one of the elephant and experience the unique relationship the Elephant Handlers enjoy with the elephant. Tariff: R1295 per adult R720 per child (under 12 years) Duration: 1hr 45 min
Sunset Interaction, Elephant Back Safari & Sundowners: In the late afternoon, with a comfortable stable in mind and a good meal waiting, the elephants delight in heading for home. Enjoy this afternoon amble with them; walk or saddle-up and enjoy the view from high above the trees. Become a welcome and privileged member of the elephant group while they peacefully carry out their evening route. Complete a magical experience with a sundowner drink and snack while listening to the sound of the elephants settling down to sleep. Tariff: R1295 per adult; R720 per child (under 12 years) Duration of 1hr 45 min commencing at 16h00.
Ultimate Elephant Experience: On arrival your hosts, the elephants, extend a warm welcome to you! Experience the pleasure of interacting with these amazing creatures and learn about their important role. Saddle-up and set off into the African bush on the back of the elephant for a wonderful view of your surroundings. During the ride you are able to stop at any time to experience walking with the elephant too. This allows you to get great photographs of the elephant in the bush and interacting with their handlers. The privilege of dining with these large mammals will become a reality as a delicious picnic is spread out before you on the shady riverside bank. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine while the elephant whisper their secrets to the breeze in the trees around you. Tariff: R2050 per adult; R1025 per child (under 12 years)
Book an Open Land Rover Kruger Safari with us to experience these magnificent and magical giants of the bush in their natural environment - Full Day R930, Morning or Afternoon R695 (excluding Kruger Conservation / Entrance Fees).
Our professional and entertaining guides are carefully selected for their knowledge and passion of the bush, striving not only to find the spectacular ‘Big 5’ but also to point out and explain the smaller things that the untrained eye would never notice.
At Regent Safaris, a proud South African Tourism Welcome Award winner, we will ensure your wildlife experiences will become memories you will treasure for life.