Elephant Freedom Project, Kegalle

Elephant Freedom Project provides an opportunity to spend some time with and take care of elephants. As you walk through the green surroundings, which help the elephants relax, you'll 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. Be sure to book your visit online. Before you head to Kegalle, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kegalle online sightseeing planner , to make sure you see all that Kegalle has to offer, including Elephant Freedom Project.
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  • September 18, 2017
    This park found on tripadviser and we advise everyone to go to this park to go if you want to see elephants up close (and touch) and want to learn about elephants. You are the whole day on the project and you have many moments to interact with the elephant. You're going along with any other visitors, the elephant and his mahoot (attendant) and someone from the project walk and wash. This combination is perfect because the supervisor from the project told a lot about the elephant and because of this you will learn a lot about it. Also you go along with him and ladies of the project itself prepare your lunch (rice & curry). Also make your own coconut milk. A lot of fun to do. Then may you eat of course! The elephants are not for sale and remain under supervision of the mahoot. Because of this, they are partially dependent on. But you notice that the people of this project really do their best to the mahoots and visitors to show you how well with elephants can handle without hurting them (what with riding the elephants have happened). All in all, delicious instructive day. Thanks to our supervisor from the project! Really thick.
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  • September 13, 2017
    We spent a day truly stunning!! The walk with the elephant, feed and wash the River was exciting. We could really appreciate the proximity to the animal. A visit to the paper factory (with raw elephant droppings) was very interesting and typical cooking class really fun. The "English class" was another experience that I didn't expect to do, but which I really appreciated. This is a chat (in English) with some local people. There are people of all ages (from children to retirees) who are anxious to talk to tourists. I had the opportunity to meet with a monk ... The owners were very kind and the hospitality exquisite (like the dishes we had for lunch). In this review I want to thank them so much for their kindness and for the emotions that gave us!!! Very unique experience as well as recommend!
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  • September 4, 2017
    I really wanted to love this place but do feel compelled to write an honest review. So we arrived at 8:30 and had a tour of a local factory that turns elephant dung into paper. We then went back to th...  more »

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