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Elephant big or small.

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Elephant big or small.

Wife wants to ride an elephant.


Day trip okay.

Glad she doesn't want to ride a lion.

Suggestions appreciated

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1. Re: Elephant big or small.

Go to India. Ride an Ele to see the tigers!

I believe they also ride eles in Botswana.

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2. Re: Elephant big or small.

Thailand is another great place to ride elephants, but since you are going to South Africa, try Elephant Whispers (haven't been there yet, but we might during our Sept-Oct trip)


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3. Re: Elephant big or small.

There is an elephant riding activity at Sun City and on both the Zambia & Zimbabwe sides of Vic Falls..

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4. Re: Elephant big or small.


You can do it at Pilansberg (near Sun City), in Kruger National Park and Addo. Check out:



But probably cheaper to book with organisers directly rather than through above companies. Depending upon where you are, could be a day trip.

In my opinion it's a bit of an anti-climax and African elephants not traditionally 'trained' to be ridden. Better to watch them in the wild or from a horse...

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5. Re: Elephant big or small.

There is elephant back rides in Knysna as well. At knysna elephant park.

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6. Re: Elephant big or small.

Camp Jabulani in Kapama reserve beside Kruger park in South Africa...check out my review of it for pictures. We got married there with a herd of elephants as our guests then rode off into the sunset on them...it was great.

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7. Re: Elephant big or small.

The elephant sanctuary in Hazyview


also offers back rides


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