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Elephant Freedom Project

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Open Now: 08:30 - 16:30
Open today: 08:30 - 16:30
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Felt so welcome and safe I couldn’t fault! This is buddika & kumari the best elephant and guide... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Great experience

Me and my girlfriend visited the Elephant Freedom Project in October 18. The owners arranged... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Visit us and experience a special elephant encounter which is suitable for young and old, families, couples and single travelers. This is your chance to get a memorable impression of a day in the life of a Sri Lankan captive elephant who is not...more
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Rambukkana Karandapana Road, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
+94 72 712 6214
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Felt so welcome and safe I couldn’t fault! This is buddika & kumari the best elephant and guide/ teacher ever!! Best experience I’d go back for sure! Always trying to support more ethical places. And “walking with elephants” and supporting a family who started a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited the Elephant Freedom Project in October 18. The owners arranged transfer from Kandy at an extra price of 5500 return which was fair. When we arrived we were educated on the welfare of elephants and how they can be mistreated...More

1  Thank ryantyson09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken wrongly to the elephant orphanage but it was also good to looking at elephant groups walked down to river and played. But I could ensure you that the freedom project is something even more special, a lot of knowledge about elephants was...More

Thank VirgineHongKong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is my favourite memory from Sri Lanka. Elephant Freedom Project offers the best experience to spend a day with an elephant in ethical way. I loved it and I really recommend it to everyone.

Thank Maja S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we were met by the kindest, sweetest family who insisted on making us breakfast because we hadn't eaten yet. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the welfare of the Elephant and changing the way elephants are used in tourism. There didn't...More

1  Thank alun f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I keep trying to think of the best way to start this review, but no words can quite summarise how entirely wonderful the Elephant Freedom Project is. My mother and I did the full day programme and stayed the night, meaning we got to cook...More

2  Thank Adventure608780
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This is truly one of those long life memories you will treasure forever... There is no denying that the freedom project is unique in what it does and what it offers us fellow travellers. A well worth visit and a humble family Thankyou ❤️

Thank bigkev2015
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I had written off having an experience up close with an elephant as all the so called ‘sanctuaries’ promote the riding of the elephants and the use of chains and bull hooks (a practice I just could not give money to in good conscience) -...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We did the full day tour and had the best time!! Although the group was big, our coordinator made sure each couple got their pictures alone with the elephant. Such a great cause, read all about it on their website! Wish more people were educated...More

1  Thank CRiverH
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Elephant freedom project was fantastic! We had a fabulous morning caring for Raja, feeding , walking and bathing him. The man who conducted the morning was very knowledgable and charismatic and really added to our experience! We would recommend this trip to anyone and we...More

Thank David F
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23 September 2018|
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Response from KatieW2454 | Reviewed this property |
I did just the morning after staying there the night before, but it was off season and I was the only person staying there, apart from the family. It was a nice experience, but if you’re looking for accommodation more like... More
10 September 2018|
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Response from info E | Property representative |
Hi, we offer structured times only and you need to make a booking online before visiting us. See our website for all information. Thank you!
8 September 2018|
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Response from info E | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do. You are even welcome to take a shower after the activity.