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Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 44571
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Fantastic experience for a superb cause, highly recommended

Up close and personal in a very safe and secure setting, these animals are well treated and being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen T
Oh Coco !

One of the top three excursions we had the pleasure of enjoying our recent two week vacay to SA and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
D F
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The Wild Horizons Elephant Encounter - Walk With Giants affords guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine wilderness environment overflowing with raw natural beauty. Guests spend time and connect with elephants in the most positive and natural way possible.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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+263 13 44571
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Up close and personal in a very safe and secure setting, these animals are well treated and being looked after with care and thoughtfulness.More

Thank Stephen T
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Stephen Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed this amazing and unique experience so much. Wild Horizons are passionate about wildlife conservation and your support...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the top three excursions we had the pleasure of enjoying our recent two week vacay to SA and Zimbabwe. This operation if first class all the way. Our small group of 8 were treated to walking out to meet the gentle giants in...More

Thank D F
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the wonderful Elephant Experience. It certainly is one of the top activities to do while in Victoria Falls and goes...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

This Elephant Experience was wonderful. The staff was so kind and knowledgeable. The elephants were charming and seemed truly happy. I loved feeding them. And the video and photos taken by the staff was a great souvenir. I would recommend this to anyone of any...More

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review. We loved reading about your 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 be so...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

It was an excellent trip. I would recommend it to anyone who loves elephants. The staff really care about the looking after for their well-being.More

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Dear Susan Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your Elephant Encounter. 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...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

We had a wonderful and memorable holiday with my family. That was really great. Keep up the good work!More

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Dear Tangisaim Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your Elephant Encounter. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed the experience so much. Thank you for assisting us in being able to continue with this...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

An absolute must if you are in Victoria Falls! The staff are great and the elephants seem very happy. All in all a great experience that I think is suitable for families, couples and also for a solo visit. I highly recommend taking the time...More

Thank Kurt S
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Dear Kurt 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 for recommending us so highly. With kind regards Management and Staff Wild Horizons

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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

The Elephant Encounter is something I can absolutely recommend! The elephant carers are so sweet, competent and dedicated to making it the most exciting and yet safe experience for the participants. The elephants seem to be satisfied and happy to be in their natural habitat....More

Thank Natacha T
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Dear Natacha Thank you for your lovely 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 so correctly noted, our herd is...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

I was fortunate enough to experience the Elephant Encounter. It was fantastic to walk with elephants, learn about them from their handlers and feed them. It is such an intimate experience to be next to them, hearing them rumbling and watching how they use their...More

Thank Sheila H
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Dear Sheila Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to get such positive feedback on the Elephant Encounter. It certainly is a wonderful experience and we are so pleased that we could share it with you. Thank you for recommending...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 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

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

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

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Reviewed December 3, 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 Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 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

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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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