Adventures with Elephants, Bela Bela

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Interact with native wildlife at Adventures with Elephants, a spacious, family-run reserve that houses a number of species, including rescued elephants. The reserve covers 300 hectares (740 acres) of grassy plains, shrubs, and forests. Accompanied by a professional caretaker, you will learn about and get close to the elephants in a hands-on experience allowing you to touch, hug, and swim with the gentle giants. Enjoy a safari ride on an elephant's back and meet the other animals that populate the reserve, including giraffes, zebras, and meerkats. Arrange your visit to Adventures with Elephants and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bela Bela using our Bela Bela online visit planner.
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  • I learned a lot about the elephants! It was very cool to see how the elephants interacted with people. Sean is a great host!  more »
  • I had the opportunity to join a Zoom meeting with the staff at Adventures with Elephants. I was amazed at the gentleness with which the elephants were treated and how they responded to their...  more »
  • What can I say? You absolutely made a class of children in the UK’s entire year by doing an elephant zoom call with them last week. It was so, so special and so unique. Thank you all SO much! X  more »
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  • Adventures with Elephants is a truly special place to visit and a unique experience and opportunity to interact with these amazing gentle giants. The elephants are rescued from untenable situations and given another chance to live their lives free from human cruelty. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will educate children and adults alike on the challenges of conservation, and the threats these majestic animals face. Each elephant has their own unique backstory on how they came to arrive at the sanctuary. Many are heartbreaking, but all have happy endings. The excitement builds as the rangers escort the herd through the bush toward the feeding area,where they will guide visitors through various interactions with the elephants as they go about their feeding routine. Visitors can touch the animals, feed them, kick a football around with them, and even get a kiss from an elephant! Once the animals are happily fed they will take visitors on a ride around the nature reserve. While this aspect may not appeal to everyone, I should point out that these are not your typical abused and overworked tourist elephants. Visitors can of course document the experience on their own devices, or purchase a DVD collection produced on-site by the staff. Visiting this elephant sanctuary and interacting with these special animals contributes to the important conservation work being done to ensure that future generations also have the opportunity to appreciate the awesome diversity and beauty of nature. Highly recommended!
  • What. Lovely experience. Get to know the each elephant and their history. They all have different personalities, ages and skills. I don't want to give and of the surprises away. Couple of different options avaible. A must see.
  • this is hitting the nail on the head in terms of a Close and Personal experience with these Majestic animals. Feeling and interacting makes you get it on a much deeper level than the Run of the Mill conservation message. Thank you it was unforgettable
  • I enjoyed it so much! The Elephants were amazing! I love the way the staff treated the elephants, you can see the Elephants and staff have a close relationship, the Elephants trusts the staff. Loved it!
  • Great experience, so much was learnt about elephants, and to see them up close and personal was an amazing experience. The staff were brilliant and knowledgeable, the environment was welcoming and friendly. Price is a bit high, but it's definately worth a visit.

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