Elephant Back Safaris
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Cost US$150 per person

Elephant Back Safaris

An elephant back safari in Victoria Falls is a once in a lifetime experience, allowing clients to interact with these gentle giants and enjoy an incredible game viewing expedition through the lush African wilderness. Explore the bushveld surrounding Victoria Falls from a unique vantage point, view game extremely close-up, and embark upon a Bucket List worthy experience.

Elephant back safaris in Victoria Falls follow ancient game trails through the Victoria Falls National Park, which teems with wildlife, and skirt the edge of the mighty Zambezi River. Game often encountered along the way include kudu, impala, waterbuck, wildebeest giraffe, zebra, impala, sable, and other wild elephant. Along the banks of, or within the Zambezi River, keep your eyes peeled for hippo, crocodile, and a wide variety of bird species.

Throughout your safari, learn all about the world’s largest land-based animals from an experienced ‘Induna’ or driver – skilled handlers who permanently live with the elephants. Through caring for and interacting with them, the Indunas understand each elephant more than anyone else, especially their unique personalities and traits. Listen to each elephant’s life story, learn about their behaviour patterns, and understand their anatomy.

What to Expect

Following this adventurous excursion, clients are then given the opportunity to interact with the elephants on a more intimate basis – feeding them pellets, watching them eat, stroking them, and learning all about conservation and sustainability efforts in Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe at large. Several tour operators in Victoria Falls offer this incredible activity, both in the form of morning and afternoon trips. The ride itself lasts approximately one hour, while the interaction time in total amounts to 3 hours.

Important to note is that the elephants are only ridden for a maximum of 2 hours each day, and only partake in short training programs based on a reward system. The rest of the time, these majestic animals are free to roam in the wilderness as they please. All tour operators providing this activity place the welfare of these elephants at the forefront, and adhere to an extremely comprehensive code of conduct.

To find out more about elephant back safaris in Victoria Falls, contact Vic Falls Accommodation today!

Activity Details

Cost: US$150 per person
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, or 3 hours (AM / PM safaris)
Times: 06:30 to 09:30; 15:00 to 17:30
Age Restrictions: X
Min Pax: X