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Elephant Encounter

A gentle and heart-warming experience with gentle giants

The elephant encounter in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The elephant encounter allows an intimate and educational experience with the African Elephant

The Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage is home to several rescued and resident African Elephants that have been cared for for years in the Victoria Falls area.

Here, guests have an opportunity to learn about the beginning of this vital conservation program, the guides that have journeyed with the elephants that they have cared for, and the stories of the elephants themselves.

The elephant encounter begins with a presentation on the orphanage and how it came to be. Guests will have an opportunity to have a conversation with the very people that care for the elephants each and every day. The guides will give insight into the way the herd interacts, and how they came to be where they are today. Learn about the threats to the African elephant in the region.

Elephants in the water at an Elephant Encounter activity in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Mammals at play

After the informative presentations, take a walk venturing out into the bush - an opportunity to interact with the elephant on a personal level. Observe their individual behaviour up close while marvelling at their massive sizes, see how they interact with each other, and note the special relationship which the elephants have with their keepers.

At the end of the interaction, you will be offered refreshments and eats at The Wallow, while you you cool down with a view of the Masuwe River and beyond.

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Available Elephant Encounter Trips

Morning trip - Pickup 6:30am/Dropoff 9:30am - Includes tea/coffee/soft drinks and breakfast
Late morning trip - Pickup 9am/Dropoff 12pm - Includes drinks/beer/wine/tea/coffee and hot and cold snacks
Afternoon trip - Pickup 3:30pm/droppff 6:30pm - Inlcudes drinks/beer/wine/tea/coffee and hot and cold canapés

All Trips Include

• Return transportation from all major lodges and hotels to the activity.
• Refreshments and eats.

Children

Age Restriction - 5 years min. All children 18 years and below require a legal guardian to sign an indemnity form.

What To Bring

• Wide-brimmed sun hat
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Sunscreen
• Binoculars
• Camera
• Booking voucher
• Insect repellent

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Client Testimonials

Perfect
by Kate (Zimbabwe)
Many thanks for all your assistance. You have probably been the most responsive and helpful tour organizers I have worked with- anywhere in the world. I'll be sure to recommend you to my colleagues and friends.

All the activities lived up to the hype!
by Alex (Swaziland)
Good Afternoon Boo,
Just wanted to let you know that we are now back in Swaziland and had an incredibly fun time enjoying Victoria Falls! All the activities lived up to the hype and I would like to thank you for all your help in organising a busy but full holiday for us! Everything went smoothly from the moment we arrived to the time we left.
Also wondering where you prefer to have your reviews written?
Thanks again!
All the best

Memory I will not forget
by Sunitha
Hi Jane
Hope you are keeping well.I must say a very big thank you for all your assistance and advice for my trip. I had the most amazing time at Vic Falls, a memory I will not forget.
Thanks a million once again.
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Sunitha

Fantastic Itinerary
by Graham & Janet (United Kingdom)
Dear Boo
We would like to offer our thanks for sorting a fantastic itinerary for our all too short visit to Vic Falls. The cruise on the Zambesi at sunset was a delight and the helicopter flight breathtaking! The pick ups were punctual and staff members were all very smiley, friendly, helpful and good company. The whole experience of the actual Falls and the town itself was outstanding.
We will return! Your company will be our first port of call. Many thanks for a very efficient service.
Best wishes

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