- Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris
As special as the ride itself is, being in touch and educated about the complex behaviour of elephants is exhilarating.
Elephant back Safaris in Victoria Falls enable you to ride on a African elephant through the bush amongst the wild animals high above the ground
African elephant back rides are taken both in the early morning and in the afternoon, and include refreshments with breakfast, and snacks with sundowners
Being up close to an elephant in the bush is a moving experience but being on top of one is an ideal way to be a part of the wild, and see it from best advantage.
||Each African elephant's personal groom provides a wealth of knowledge of these magnificent mammals from their own first-hand experience. Put this on your MUST DO list of activities
Operators - Elephant Back Safaris:
Two companies operate on the Zimbabwe side and one offers accommodation
One company operates on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls and also offers accommodation
ZIMBABWE- ELEPHANT BACK SAFARIS
Morning Elephant Safari
- This safari operates year round
- Collection from hotels is between 6.30am - 7.00am.
- Guests are returned to Victoria Falls town between 11.30am - 12.00pm.
- Refreshments and a Full English breakfast are provided.
Afternoon Elephant Back Safari
- This safari operates year round.
- Collection from hotels is between 15h00 - 15h30.
- Guests are returned to Victoria Falls town between 18h30 - 19h00.
- Refreshments and Snacks are provided
Siesta Elephant Back Safari
Operating during the cooler months only, this safari begins at 11:00 and ends after lunch at 15:00.
Jumbo Junction (non riding) is a lunchtime experience that operates all year round. Upon arrival, guest will be offered refreshments and will then be given an informative talk on the African Elephant and its relationship with man using visual images and real life props. It is not possible to mount or ride the elephants on this tour
Safari Trip Information:
Upon arrival, tea, coffee and cordial is served, after which, the guide will give a short introductory talk, which includes safety. The guests will then be introduced to the elephants and their “Induna’s”.
On mounting the elephants, the safari begins. On completing the ride, guests will dismount and interact with the elephants on the ground. During interaction the guide will give an informative talk on the African Elephant and it’s relationship with man.
Each safari ends at our main reception. After the safari, guests are treated to a short training session with the elephants. Breakfast or snacks (depending on which safari is booked) and refreshments follow this
The Nakavango Estate is abundant in both bird and animal life. Although game sightings cannot be guaranteed, there is a good chance of seeing buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, impala, elephants, waterbuck and other species of wildlife as well as a variety of birds
Zambia - Elephant Back Safaris
(AM / PM. Approx 3 hours)
AM Pick up: 06h30-07h00 to 10h45-11h15
PM Pick up: 14h45-15h15 to 19h15-19h45.
Upon arrival, tea, coffee and cordial is served – after which the guide will give a short introductory talk including safety aspects. The guests will then be introduced to the Elephants and their Handlers.
On mounting the Elephants, the Safari begins. The trails lead through riverine bush and shallow parts of the Zambezi River onto the islands. Halfway through the ride, guests will dismount and interact with the Elephants on the ground. During interaction, the guide will give an informative talk on the African Elephant and its relationship with man..
The Safari ends with a full English Breakfast or good choice of snacks (depending which safari is booked) after which guests may view a video of their personal Elephant safari experience.
Videos are available for purchase and will be delivered to guests’ hotels that evening or the following morning (depending on which Safari is booked)
Children under 10 taken on request only and an indemnity must be signed
Safety and requirements
Each elephant has it's own personal groom (Induna) who accompanies you on your safari and bottled water will be available during the ride. A qualified guide also accompanies your safari on foot. All grooms and guides are well trained in their respective fields and all guests on safari are covered by MARS (Medical Air Rescue Service)
Best time to go
Elephant back rides run all year round but in the dry winter months June to October, the visibility in the bush is better
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