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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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