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Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari

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Address: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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+263 13 44571
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Dedicated staff and beautiful animals

This was outstanding. The obvious dedication of the staff was clearly reciprocated by their animals. We rode with Jake and the feeding time at the end was a highlight. The talk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Metokas
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Melbourne, Australia
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went on my own to do this. There was a group of 9 total. The drive was about 30 min and we were welcomed with drinks and orientation. We were then led to the elephants to take photos and then led up the ramp to hop on. I got my own elephant, which was cool. It's scary at first while... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this review

Dear Alina Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your safari, found it to be peaceful and that you felt safe at all times. However we are very disappointed to hear about the conduct of your driver. This is not the feedback that we want to hear and we take... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was outstanding. The obvious dedication of the staff was clearly reciprocated by their animals. We rode with Jake and the feeding time at the end was a highlight. The talk and breakfast was very much appreciated

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that enjoyed your time with our elephant herd so much! As you know, wildlife conservation is our passion and our staff are dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation in Africa. We are so pleased that this was clearly demonstrated by our staff and the relationship they have... More 

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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a definite must do while in Victoria Falls! I could have spent the entire day with the elephants. I have always loved elephants and to be able to have this experience with them was amazing. It was so much more than just "riding on an elephant." In fact the Safari was good, but the amount of time you... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful and very informative review on Trip Advisor. I am sure that it will be very useful to future guests! We love to read how much guests have enjoyed their time with the elephants and for you who has such a love and respect for these beautiful creatures, this must have been very special.... More 

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was able to get in at the last minute. The elephants there teach you the reality of what happens to elephants in africa when you hear their stories. The ride was unbelievable and feeding the treats at the end brings a smile to everyones faces. Make sure your camera is ready you wont regret this.

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you were able to join us at the last minute and that you enjoyed your experience with the elephant herd so much. We are passionate about wildlife conservation at Wild Horizons and the resident herd are excellent ambassadors for wildlife conservation. Thank... More 

Sacramento, California
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I had read about Wild Horizons before I came to Zimbabwe (with a Road Scholar tour) and signed up for this adventure months ago. Then I was a little worried that I didn't get back to the hotel to be picked up at the scheduled time, but my group kept in touch with the pick-up car and there was no... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this review

Dear Jan Thank you for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you had heard good reviews about Wild Horizons before you left on your trip and that we were able to meet your expectations. Your elephant experience sounds wonderful and we are so glad that you enjoyed it so much and were able to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

What a fantastic experience.Probably the highlight of my Zimbabwe /Sth African holiday.I was so impressed by the whole conservation/environmental approach of Wild Horizons generally.The handlers of the elephants have an incredible rapport with these amazingly intelligent animals and are very knowledgable.To go for a ride through the National Park with the herd that included the matriarch,a grandmother ,her 2 daughters... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this review

Dear Linda 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, as you pointed out, works tirelessly to promote and sustain wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe. It is very satisfying to be able to share this with our guests and have... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I just returned to the US from a holiday weekend at Vic Falls. We were only planning to see the falls and relax by the pool but we were introduced to Lesly from Wild Horizons who set us up with a package of two great excursions, one to Chobe National Park and the other on the Wild Horizons Elephant Back... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this review

Dear Brian Thank you for your excellent review on Trip Advisor and for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your elephant back safari to such an extent and that you saw such a wide variety of game too. The elephants and elephant conservation are very dear to us and we are so pleased that... More 

NJ
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Our family of four took the Elephant Back Safari on September 1, 2016. The bus arrived at our hotel promptly to pick us up and took us to the elephant preserve. After a welcome drink - I had a beer - and an introductory talk/safety speech from the head ranger, we saw our elephants arrive. We were allowed to pet... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this review

Dear Olddino Thank you so much for your wonderful and insightful review on Trip Advisor. We loved reading about your experience and hearing how much you enjoyed every aspect of it. Our staff are highly trained to meet the highest standards of hospitality and professionalism and it is very rewarding to see this being reflected in guests comments. We are... More 

Falls Church, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My daughter and I traveled to the region to see Victoria Falls and we were not disappointed. We very much enjoyed the half-day experience at the elephant preserve and traveled there in early June, which turned out to be a great time to be in the region. Our hosts picked us up and returned us to the hotel. The safari... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this review

Dear Guest 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 to promote conservation in the area and we are grateful to you and your daughter... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

On a cool afternoon we went to see the elephants. We went for an elephant walk and u cannot imagine that you will be more comfortable on its back than any other form of transport

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safari, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your elephant experience so much and that you found the ride so comfortable. Our saddles are designed to provide utmost comfort for both the rider and the elephant. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Kind regards Wild Horizons Elephant Back Safaris More 

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