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Visit an Elephant Sanctuary

One of the 'Big 5' in the Safari world, Elephants have thankfully been at the heart of a conservation effort that both protects them and brings us closer to these majestic mammals.

The World's Biggest Land Mammal


Elephants are truly one of the planet’s most incredible species. Highly-intelligent and sociable, yet increasingly under threat due to hunting and the large-scale destruction of their habitat.

However, across the world, from Southern Asia, to Eastern Africa, there are a myriad excellent sanctuaries who are seeking to alter this trend by providing refuge for these majestic animals, and who offer visitors the rare opportunity to observe and interact with them in their natural habitat.

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Faq?

Yes, most sanctuaries allow children of all ages provided they are accompanied by an adult.

Yes, most sanctuaries will allow visitors to photograph the elephants.

Although this is possible in some places, it is not considered natural, safe or ethical for untrained visitors to ride elephants, and therefore ethical sanctuaries will not offer this activity.

Although swimming with elephants is a popular activity which is offered in some places, much like riding, it is not considered natural, safe or ethical for untrained visitors to swim with elephants, and therefore ethical sanctuaries will not offer this activity.

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