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Elephant Safari - Zambia

Explore the wild on a higher level, riding the majestic Africa Elephant

On Safari in Livingstone, Zambia


Elephant back safaris are not only a good way to see game while on a much higher level than say a game drive vehicle or horse back, but also offer a once in a lifetime insight into these gentle giants. Guests are encouraged to interact with these majestic and intelligent African mammals making it much more than just an Elephant ride.

In Livingstone (across the river from Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe), Zambezi Elephant Trails run the elephant safari and interaction activities. Another activity with the elephants is a picnic lunch while the elephants play nearby.

The Trail

In Livingstone, they start at Thorntree Lodge within the Mosi oa Tunya National Park. When you arrive, you are greeted with tea and coffee service and an introduction to the tour and important safety instructions. Then its time to meet the elephant handlers and the elephants of-course before mounting the magnificent beasts. You may request photographs and videos to be taken during your tour.

The elephant back trail takes you through the park and to the Zambezi River which you will cross in shallow waters. You will visit different islands and get the chance to spot other animals along the river. After going around the islands you will head back to the lodge and dismount. You will have some time to interact with the elephants and feed them while the guides tell you about the elephant's relationship and interaction with people. If you had ordered a video, you  may review it before leaving for your hotel.

Elephant Safari Trips

There are morning and afternoon trips available. The morning trip sets off at 06h30 and returns at 11h00, and includes tea, coffee, juice and snacks. The afternoon trips begin at 14h45 and end at 18h00. These include soft drinks and snacks.

What You Will Need to Bring

• US$10 National Park fees unless if you are staying at a hotel within the national park
• Wear neutral coloured clothing and comfortable shoes suitable for the bush
• Sunblock
• Hat
• Camera and/or binoculars
• Money for videos if you wish to have one taken


This activity is suitable for children 4 year old and above. Children under the age of 18 will need their guardian to sign a form for them.

The following is a short video of an elephant interaction and safari on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River:

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