Elephant Back Safari Top Four

An elephant back safari is a unique experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.

There is nothing else quite like riding on the back of an elephant through the wilds of Africa. One big advantage is that the other wildlife doesn't discriminate between you and your elephant which means you can get relatively close to them without causing alarm.

The following are four of the best places to enjoy an experience like this in Africa...

Abu Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

The pinnacle of elephant back safaris, Abu camp offers a three night safari for a maximum of twelve people in the beautiful surroundings of the Okavango Delta.

The accommodation is top notch in stylish permanent tents each with its own deck overlooking a lagoon. The cuisine is five star prepared by a master chef and accompanied by the finest of wines. This is luxury personified and highly recommended.

Kapama Private Reserve, South Africa

Situated near the Kruger National Park, this is one of the only South African lodges offering these unique rides to guests.

You can take a two hour trip through big five country in the reserve. Or if you would like to spend some more time with these gentle giants you can take advantage of a four day interactive experience with the herd.

The Elephant Company, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Half day elephant rides at Nakavango estates about 10km from the town. Six elephants provide the transportation for a maximum of ten clients and children aged four and above are welcome.

The company will collect and return you to your hotel in the early morning or the afternoon.

Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

There are two ways to enjoy the elephant safaris provided by Wild Horizons at their camp situated 26 km from the Victoria falls: You can stay overnight to interact with the elephants by riding, washing and feeding your allocated animal or you can enjoy a 60-90 minute ride after collection from your hotel.

Children aged five and above are welcome.

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