The Elephant Encounter affords guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine wilderness environment overflowing with raw natural beauty. Guests spend time and connect with elephants in the most positive and natural way possible.
An open-design thatch Boma gives guests an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masuwe River, and against this breath-taking back drop, guests will be given an insightful and educational presentation on the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphange. 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 guides that have journeyed – physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these elephant , and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures. Guests will learn about the elephant as well as their 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.
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 the elephant keepers share with the animals 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 guests will be offered a selection of refreshments in the cool of the Wild Horizons Elephant Wallow. A transfer back to Victoria Falls concludes the experience.
Departures: Daily, subject to availability
Minimum participants: 2
Maximum Participants: 8
Pick up: 06:30 from hotels in Victoria Falls town.
Drop off: 09:30 at hotels in Victoria Falls town.
Pick up: 09:00 from hotels in Victoria Falls town.
Drop off: 12:00 at hotels in Victoria Falls town.
Pick up: 15:30 from hotels in Victoria Falls town.
Drop off: 18:30 at hotels in Victoria Falls town.
**These times are subject to change by half an hour (approx) according to seasonal changes.
Duration: Approximately 2 ½ – 3 hours
Age Restriction & Child Policy:
Minimum age: Children aged 5 to 12 may 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.
Children 5-11 years are half price; over 12 pay full price.
Dietary Requirements: Guests with specific dietary or religious (i.e. Kosher) requirements, please notify Wild Horizons prior to arrival. We endeavor to accommodate most requests, but need reasonable time to do so.
Inclusions: Scheduled transfers from/to Vic Falls Town/Hotels, an Elephant Encounter
Early morning encounter: Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks & breakfast
Mid morning: Soft Drinks, Local beer, wine, water, coffee, tea and a selection of hot & cold snacks.
Afternoon encounter: Soft Drinks, Local beer, wine, water, coffee, tea and a selection of hot & cold canapés.
Private Safari Min charge/ pax number: 8 guests
What To Bring:
• Walking shoes
• Mosquito Repellent
• Sun Hats