Abu Camp - Okavango Delta - Botswana
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Set in half a million acres of private concession, this tranquil shady corner of heaven is in a pristine wilderness, threaded by crystal waters. Surrounded by open grasslands, island sanctuaries and the papyrus- fringed channels. Guests are transported in custom-made saddles. Elephants not only cope in water and sand with equal ease but also get very close to other game. Accommodations are in suite tents, furnished with carpets and mahogany four-poster beds and raised on teak decking with a private viewing platform overlooking a lagoon. The only potential drawback for someone with limited time is that you have to stay here for the full 5 nights.
Addo Elephant National Park
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Addo Elephant Back Safaris and Lodge
+27 (0) 42 233 0397
Addo incorporates the largest coastal dune field in the southern hemisphere? The park boasts the Big Seven, (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark). After the ride, walk with them through the diverse valley bushveld, ravine and forest habitat then at the conclusion of the walk enjoy a close-up view of the elephants swimming and frolicking in their favored waterhole from the viewing deck at the boma
|Chiang Dao Elephant Training Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand http://www.chiangdao.com/chiangdao/elephanttrainingcenter.htm
Ride an Elephant for 1 1/2 hours through the forest to a Lisu village, watch an Elephant Show, float gently down river for an hour aboard a Bamboo Raft, fantastic Thai lunch at Chiang Dao Nest 2, explore Chiang Dao Cave with a guide.
Corbett National Park, Uttaranchal, India -
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Uttranchal in India. The Corbett National Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It is famous for its wild population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants. Take the elephant safari to get up close to the wild animals. Corbett is home to the endangered Bengal Tiger
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Zambezi Safari & Travel Co. Ltd
+44 845 2930512
Venture along the Zambezi River, hippo and crocodile are common and there is a wide variety of bird species. Each elephant has its own handler and clients will leave having witnessed the elephant's incredible skills, intelligence and willingness to respond to instruction. The ride is approximately one hour and the overall interaction time with the elephants is about 3 hours. Trips are available in the morning and afternoon.