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Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 213 284 4571
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Up close and personal with elephants

This was absolutely the best experience of our trip to the falls. The opportunity to ride on an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirby S
Good experience if you know what to expect

The overall experience was nice, but you should know that it's very short. Maybe 30 minutes with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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. The Wild Horizons Elephant Art Safari offers an eco conscious and unique elephant experience, brought to life by the artistic strokes of your fingertips, while surrounded by the African bush.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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+263 213 284 4571
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was absolutely the best experience of our trip to the falls. The opportunity to ride on an elephant while learning about elephants and the story of this organization is priceless. Yes, the actual ride is only 30-45 minutes but how often do you ride...More

Thank Kirby S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overall experience was nice, but you should know that it's very short. Maybe 30 minutes with the elephants. I understand why, but it goes by really fast. They will try to get you to buy a photo/video DVD, but it's wildly overpriced (especially for...More

Thank Jdogfunk
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed the overall experience and apologize that you felt it was too short. Our staff are very happy to take photographs and videos for you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cost $75 pp My husband and I were lucky enough to do this activity with just 2 other visitors. As such we got lots of individual attention and had an amazing encounter with the elephants. Our group also got to interact with the littlest member...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We took the Wild Horizons 1/2 Day Elephant Encounter. Wee learned about them and the sanctuary, went for a walk with the elephants and then were able to have a fun time feeding them.More

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Elephant Encounter so much! Our staff are highly trained and are dedicated to the welfare not only our elephant herd but...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

What an emotional experience it is to visit this well run, professional interactive wildlife Park. The rangers are obviously passionate about their elephants, which look hugely happy and healthy! It was interesting to hear about each elephant’s unique personality from their caring handler. To be...More

Thank Susan H
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Dear Susan Thank you for your lovely and heartfelt review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful encounter with our very special elephant herd. We are passionate about conservation, and elephant conservation in particular. As you so correctly noted, our herd...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We were advised to go on this tour as opposed to walking with lions for ethical reasons, and this did not disappoint. The rangers were clearly concerned for the animals, their love for their charges very evident. The elephants were very well taken care of,...More

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Simone Thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your wonderful experience with future guests. 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...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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 16 April 2018

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 4 April 2018

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

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

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 15 February 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 19 February 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 13 February 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 14 February 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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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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