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cool the see the elephants

this is a very expensive activity. The most I paid for anything in Zambia. You arrive and get... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
Incredible Once In a Lifetime Experience!

The Thorntree Elephant Walk & Encounter was a wonderful vacation & memorable experience. I am... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 Feb 2017
“cool the see the elephants”
26 Apr 2016
“Incredible Once In a Lifetime Experience!”
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Thorn Tree River Lodge, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

this is a very expensive activity. The most I paid for anything in Zambia. You arrive and get instructions on what the place is and what will happen today. You go out to where the elephants are and they put you on them off a...More

1  Thank Lrayscott
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Thorntree Elephant Walk & Encounter was a wonderful vacation & memorable experience. I am writing this review much past the time we were there but that's my point - that the experience and memories will stay with you and be appreciated years after your...More

Thank nancyknab
Reviewed 26 December 2015

This was probably the highlight of my family's trip to Zambia! A truly amazing and humbling experience getting to ride and then interact with these giants of Africa. In addition our guides were so knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we threw at them...More

Thank Belinda C
Reviewed 30 September 2015

What a fun experience! How many of your friends have ever ridden an elephant. They run such a professional operation here. After ascending a loading platform we boarded these massive animals. Our "driver" was very much in charge and also very full of interesting information...More

1  Thank Sylvia Z
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I really love elephants and this ride on an elephant was one of the highlights of my trip to Livingstone. We were given refreshments on arrival and at the end of the experience. The usual introductory talk and safety briefing over it was time for...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The ride was well organized and they have a well rehearsed speil. We had a one hour ride through the bush and back along the river. The water was very high and we did not actually enter the water. They were very accomedating, taking pictures...More

Thank Globetrotter921
Reviewed 10 June 2014

a lovely expedition and a personal first for me. We rode atop Danny, senior male who was very gentle - and most obliging when my hat blew off, he retrieved it and returned it to me with such grace! Lots of interesting stories about elephant...More

2  Thank eunice h
Reviewed 25 September 2013

I really enjoyed my visit here in early September. Being with these animals is wonderful. However, they claim to use positive reinforcement but I did see a trainer hit his elephant with his rod (the matriarch) when she didn't want to go a certain way....More

Thank Travelista1999
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The Elephant Back Safari was an unforgettable experience. An hour ride was really more than enough, so don't be concerned with the duration. After about 45 minutes, I was getting a little saddle sore! We didn't actually go down into the water, as you may...More

1  Thank StraightTalk
Reviewed 17 August 2013

There were three of us and we truly enjoyed the experience. How many people have ever ridden on an elephant? Not many! Being close to these gentle, majestic creatures was wonderful. First, you learn a lot about elephants and then you mount them. I didn't...More

1  Thank RichinHouston
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