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Camp Jabulani Elephant Experience

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Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Up close and personal with gentle giants

The opportunity to go to Camp Jabulani was an extra excursion from Kapama Game Reserve. What a... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
pauljanh
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Detroit
Incredible!

This experience, wow! It is truly amazing. These animals are simply stunning. The centre prides... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
AngelH17
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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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The Jabulani Elephant Experience affords Camp Jabulani guests the exclusive opportunity to immerse themselves in this herd's activities and interact with them on several levels. Some highlights include: meeting the elephants in close proximity and hearing their unique stories, watching playful splashing and spraying during the midday swim, tracking the herd on foot in their own territory, bidding them goodnight at sunset and even participating in valuable field research. This will be a truly exceptional experience that will be treasured forever.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The opportunity to go to Camp Jabulani was an extra excursion from Kapama Game Reserve. What a highlight! It was basically a whole morning trip in place of a game drive. They walked you through the history of how the camp was started, and what...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This experience, wow! It is truly amazing. These animals are simply stunning. The centre prides itself on rescuing and re-homing elephants for all backgrounds. Unfortunately elephants easily become dependant on human contact, and because of this will not integrate into a wild heard. But they...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

My family and I were unsure what this experience would involve and we weren't particularly keen on some sort of circus or zoo based experience but we needn't have worried as this was an excellent experience. The elephants are free to roam all day in...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We spent three nights at Jabulani with our Children and friends and had a wonderful experience. The accommodations were exceptional as was the hospitality. The food was the best I’ve ever had on safari. The guides were great with the kids and really knowledgeable. There...More

Thank Jonathan T
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We were staying at the Kapama River Lodge and spent a morning with these elephants. Our family of 16 (no teens) all went and had a lovely time there. We got to interact with the elephants while learning about them. We all agreed that it...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

You simply must do this trip. Extensive contact and feeding elephants. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and the warthogs are so funny. Great camera and video opportunities.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

I feel fortunate to have had the privilege to stay at Camp Jabulani. Everything was incredible. From the pick up in covered jeeps at the airport to our outstanding guide Ruan we had the experience of a lifetime. Ruan made sure that our safaris were...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Although we enjoyed the activity we would have preferred it have been after or before the game drives.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

What a lovely experience we had meeting and feeding some of the elephants here in October 2017. Though we did not stay at Camp Jabulani we spent a couple of hours doing the 'Elephant Experience' which was booked through the Safari Lodge we stayed at...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We booked the extra excursion and had a very good experience, getting very close to the elephants, feeding and touching them. These are saved animals who still spend most of their time in the wild but are used to humans. Seems a really natural experience...More

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GatorNann
20 June 2016|
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Response from stekie | Reviewed this property |
Good idea, afternoon safaris are the best! I believe you can book the safaris at Camp Jabulani (perhaps online or through your travel agent?). You will have to organize transportation to and from, though. Extra tip: You... More
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