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Elephant Freedom Project

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Closed Now: 08:30 - 16:30
Open today: 08:30 - 16:30
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Spend the day with an Ellie - completely ethical!

An amazing experience - you'll be in your elephant! No riding, chains or bullhoeks used here - the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alex R
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An experience not to be missed !

My husband and I , with our 12 year old daughter spent the day here. When we arrived we were made... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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 yesterday via mobile

An amazing experience - you'll be in your elephant! No riding, chains or bullhoeks used here - the only sanctuary in Sri Lanka that is completely cruelty free. Volunteer for 1-3 weeks or enjoy a day experience. You'll be fed well - amazing food -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alex R
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I , with our 12 year old daughter spent the day here. When we arrived we were made very welcome and was looked after throughout the day . We took an elephant for a walk and found out all about how the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 435charlie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice and authentic experience with the elephant. Only one, but very funny. I respect the fact they really care about animals and they don’t abuse of them. Very close experience with the elephant. Maybe a bit too long.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diegof60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The work done at this project is incredibly humbling. You can see how well the elephant is cared for and have a first hand experince in her presence. You come away feeling bonded and as though they have really helped a wonderful cause, all whilst...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stefi M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we booked a holiday to Sri Lanka we wanted to arrange a trip to an elephant sanctuary. After researching this we went to rhis project and it was wonderful. The family and guides take really good care of the elephant. There are no chains...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Camper20439378765
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has got to have been one of the best experiences I have ever had and I have had many!! We were only a small group and after a briefing regarding the mornings activities we got to do the Ellie Poo Shot Put.....enormous fun lobbing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the elephant freedom project with my boyfriend and it was one of the most amazing experiences. There is only one elephant which makes the experience so much more special. You learn the story and our guides could answer any question we had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the project as a family this was a well worth trip,actually got to wash the elephant in the river, then feed it, we had lunch with the proprietors of the project. We also went to the dung factory which was interesting - amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 646bobc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I researched for days to find the perfect experience to spend real time with elephants with an ethical organisation that puts the elephants first. I definitely found this. This organisation care about Kumari so much. She is the first thought and us tourists 2nd. Whatever...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aimee E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The freedom elephant project is the only place in Sri Lanka that is working FOR the elephant. This place shows you just how happy an elephant should be, apposed to the cruel riding and logging industry’s causing them to suffer. Everything about this place is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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1 December 2018|
Response from Kat S | Reviewed this property |
I think you could bring her. There were all ages when I was there. You will enjoy it so much!
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!