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Elephant Freedom Project

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Closed Now: 08:30 - 16:30
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This is truly one of those long life memories you will treasure forever... There is no denying... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Amazing experience, do not go anywhere else!

I had written off having an experience up close with an elephant as all the so called ‘sanctuaries... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emma C
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Visit us and experience a special elephant encounter which is suitable for young and old, families, couples and single travelers. This is your chance to get a memorable impression of a day in the life of a Sri Lankan captive elephant who is not...more
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Rambukkana Karandapana Road, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
+94 72 712 6214
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is truly one of those long life memories you will treasure forever... There is no denying that the freedom project is unique in what it does and what it offers us fellow travellers. A well worth visit and a humble family Thankyou ❤️

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had written off having an experience up close with an elephant as all the so called ‘sanctuaries’ promote the riding of the elephants and the use of chains and bull hooks (a practice I just could not give money to in good conscience) -...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the full day tour and had the best time!! Although the group was big, our coordinator made sure each couple got their pictures alone with the elephant. Such a great cause, read all about it on their website! Wish more people were educated...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elephant freedom project was fantastic! We had a fabulous morning caring for Raja, feeding , walking and bathing him. The man who conducted the morning was very knowledgable and charismatic and really added to our experience! We would recommend this trip to anyone and we...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you love animals and want up close and personal experiences with them, but don't want to support businesses that treat their animals with disrespect, come here!!!! they treat their elephants with only love and kindness and give them such an amazing life. the current...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

After reading the website information, we had the impression that this project helps elephants to life a better life. This is true for the two elephants the family keeps, but not for other elephants. We had a great experience to be with elephant Sita, being...More

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info E, Manager at Elephant Freedom Project, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Nienke, Thank you for your review and good to read you had such an enjoyable time with us. Our expenses are a lot more than you would think and Mr Ananda, who runs the project, has also other means of income. Actually he already...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Walking to a nearby river and seeing an elephant lying down totally relaxed and happy and being able to get in the water with it and wash and scrub her back with a coconut shell is an experience I certainly never thought I'd have. Agree...More

Thank Phil A
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

What a phenomenal day! This is a must for anyone visiting the Kandy area. Seetha, a 46 year female elephant was such a delight! We walked with her, feed her treats and bathed her during our time. After that Kasun and Mali showed us how...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I went here a few weeks back with my 3 friends as part of our "alternative bachelorette" weekend. We had the most amazing time. We met Seeta, she was just beautiful and loved how we had to do everything on her terms unlike many other...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I visited elephant freedom project in July, travelling from Bentota. The whole experience to book was made extremely easy due to communication with Tim. We were apprehensive about getting to the project itself as we were three hours plus from the location,...More

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Questions & Answers
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10 September 2018|
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Response from info E | Property representative |
Hi, we offer structured times only and you need to make a booking online before visiting us. See our website for all information. Thank you!
8 September 2018|
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Response from info E | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do. You are even welcome to take a shower after the activity.
15 July 2018|
Response from info E | Property representative |
Hi Timmy, send me a mail?