Elephant Encounter


Elephant Encounters

Walking with the Elephants Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage has been a safe-haven to a myriad of orphaned and injured elephants since its conception in 1992. Whilst hand rearing these orphans we have come to understand that the best way to appreciate these magnificent creatures is to watch them living wildly and freely. The Elephant Encounter will give guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine environment overflowing with raw natural beauty.

An open-design thatch Boma gives guests an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masui River, and against this breath-taking backdrop, guests will be given an insightful and educational presentation on the sanctuary and the individual elephants, their lifestyle and their future release plans. The sanctuary was founded on the principle of conservation, and one of the most effective ways to evoke a sense of environmental responsibility is to show what stands to be lost. Guests will have an opportunity to talk to elephant keepers that have journeyed, physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these animals, and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures.

Guests will learn about the elephant’s history and how they came to be in our care as well as the threats facing elephant populations today, in an interesting and informative talk. Elephant Encounters Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Guests will venture out into the bush to spend time with the elephant and the sight of the gentle grey mammals up close and personal will be imprinted on guests minds long after they have returned home. Witness the special relationship our keepers share with the elephants and become a part of it. You will have the opportunity to take photographs with the elephants. Marvel at their size and watch them behaving normally; browsing and interacting with one another.

After the encounter with these amazing creatures you will be offered a selection of hot and cold canapé’s and drinks including local beers, wines, soft drinks, water, coffee & tea.


Departures: On Request

Minimum participants: 2 (Two)

Times: Pick up: 09:00 from hotels in Victoria Falls town. Drop off: 11:00 hrs at hotels in Victoria Falls town

Duration:  Approximately 2 hours

Age Restrictions:

Minimum age: Children aged 5 and older can participate if accompanied by a parent. Management retains the right to refuse a child, whom they feel is unsuitable for the activity, for any reason.

Maximum age: There is no maximum age limit.

Language: English

Inclusions: Scheduled transfers from/to Vic Falls Town/Hotels, an Elephant Encounter. Canape’s, local beer, wine, water, soft drinks, coffee / tea. WILD HORIZONS ELEPHANT SANCTUARY & ORPHANAGE

What To Bring:
Walking shoes
Sunscreen
Mosquito Repellent
Camera
Sun Hats