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Elephant Freedom Project, Kegalle
(4.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Elephant Freedom Project provides you with the opportunity to spend some time with elephants, and take care of them. The projects is concerned only with the welfare of elephants, freeing them from chains and allowing you to experience how they are treated and kept. Walk through the green surroundings, which help the elephants relax, and see their palpable joy when they take a dip in the water. Find out about the unpleasant ways elephants can be exploited for tourism, and how this project saves them from that fate. In addition, try the homemade traditional Sri Lankan dishes available at the onsite restaurant. If you want to stay more than one day, you can find accommodations on site. You can also use the opportunity to contribute to the local community, teaching school children English or playing games with them. With our custom trip planner, Kegalle attractions like Elephant Freedom Project can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our day with The Elephant Freedom Project and were happy to support this endeavor which puts the elephant first. I believe it just transitioned to be run by a local family in ear...  more »
  • We were very warmly received by the there couple. Both spoke good English so that it could very well lead talks about the country and the people at the dinner. It got declared the end of the day on a Board and could choose between several offers (curry cooking lesson/visiting manure factory or 2nd walk with elefants/visiting english language school). We have taken the option of curry visit cooking and school. The cooking class was informative and very funny with the housekeeper. The school visit was very interesting for us, because you could make lots of personal questions and learn much about the people and their life situation. As to how all the time was so good, it us not so bad was that the room and bath were very plain and very simple.
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  • Very nice project! One gets hot the elephant, take a walk and feed it:) Am glad we went here instead of elephant orphanage, which I have seen and read a little of each. We also learned to make rise & curry:))
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