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Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Elephant back safari

My husband and I were hesitant to do this but we had a few free hours and decided to give it a try... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PatriciaT917
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Annandale, NJ
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Unique point of view of animals!

I've done a number of driving safaris, a walking safari and a horseback safari, so I was excited to... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
life_learner
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were hesitant to do this but we had a few free hours and decided to give it a try. My husband and I ride on the same elephant with a guide. It was a nice experience and getting to feed the...More

Thank PatriciaT917
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Patrica Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your elephant back safari. We are very surprised to read that you feel that the experience was "contrived" and that the animals that you saw were...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

I've done a number of driving safaris, a walking safari and a horseback safari, so I was excited to do an elephant back safari. Our guide was very knowledgeable (at times we wished we got less information so we could just relax and enjoy the...More

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely and informative review. We loved reading about youor very special experience are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us so much. It sounds as though you had such a wonderful and memorable time. Our staff will...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

Until I watched a video of others doing this, it was not on my list of things to do. After seeing the smiling faces on the video, I knew we had to do it, and we were NOT disappointed! My husband and I will both...More

Thank tangokilo12
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Tangokilo Thank you so much for your beautiful review on Trip Advisor! We just love to read how guests have enjoyed their experience interacting with the resident herd. Wild Horizons works tirelessly to promote and sustain wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe. It is very satisfying...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

I was hesitant at first about this, but so glad we did it. We learned about the elephants, why they were there, and how they trained them and fed them. Then you get up on board and before you know it you are riding in...More

Thank Linda P
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear Linda Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We love to read how much guests have enjoyed interacting with the elephant herd. We are passionate about elephants and elephant conservation and are glad we could share that with...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were really happy that we chose to do the Elephant Back Safari. From pick-up to drop-off, it was a very well organized tour. First we got to interact with the elephants during the initial meeting. Then we rode Jock with our guide Wilson who...More

Thank Eva P
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Eva Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your Elephant Back Safari. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience so much and that you found it to be so informative. Your kind comments about Wilson...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I got the new young mama elephant. It was so much fun to ride on her and watch her interactions with her baby! A dream come true--not only to ride but to feed an elephant. During the ride we saw a giraffe and a blue...More

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your very kind and enthusiastic review. We love to hear how much guests have enjoyed this very special interaction. Thank you also for your feedback regarding your handler pressurizing you for a tip. We were appalled to hear...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

A trip worth doing even if you have ridden elephants before. We spent about an hour on the ride but also had tie before and after to meet and feed them. Great for children. What I did not like so much was the pressure put...More

Thank sophia27
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Dear Sophia Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your Elephant Back Safari. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience so much. Wild Horizons work very hard to promote conservation in the area and we are...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Outstanding experience. This was an up close encounter with the elephants. The staff was friendly and informative. We chose the morning safari and a fresh breakfast was served after the walk. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to...More

Thank Lucy C
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Lucy Thank you so much for your lovely review. As you certainly noticed, the elephants and elephant conservation are very close to our hearts and this is reflected in the way we run our elephant safari and interaction. At all times the elephants needs...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

A last minute excursion as we had some free time but a great decision to do it. Being able to sit on one of these fantastic beasts and slowly trek through the bush spotting various other wildlife such as giraffes and zebras was a fantastic...More

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Matt Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your Elephant Back Safari. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience so much and that you found it to be so informative. Wild Horizons work very hard...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this! My husband and I rode Emily the elephant along with Wilson, our guide for the duration. We were collected from our lodge and taken there and back by mini bus and had everything explained to us including all the safety rules and regulations....More

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear Linda Thank you for your lovely and informative review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful safari with us and enjoyed all the aspects. We are passionate about conservation, and elephant conservation in particular. As you saw, our herd is...More

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Response from Jean Ann F | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall his weight, but he is 33 yo. We bought his foot print and I framed it. SO amazing.
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Response from Metokas | Reviewed this property |
as it was part of a package individual pricing is unavailable. However there were two rides: we left our hotel Zambezi river Lodge at six am and the second ride is in the afternoon at three
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