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“Elephants lovely” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary
Ranked #6 of 12 things to do in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence
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Bolton England
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Elephants lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the Elephant Sanctuary. We were allowed to walk with the elephants holding their trunks. We walked along a pathway to an open area. The elephants were startled by a branch falling from a tree. It was windy that day. The guides had the Elephants performing, one of them shook its head, another kneeled down. As it was windy and the Elephants were easily spooked it was recommended that no-one should ride the Elephants that day. A DVD was made of our visit to the see the elephants.

Visited May 2014
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Scottsdale Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Worth a visit - just keep an open mind”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Loved the interaction with the elephants - but a bit touristy! There are not many places you can have this kind of interaction with the elephants so its worth a visit

Visited June 2014
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Auckland
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Worthwhile if not going to see many elephants in Africa”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This was our first elephant experience in Africa so at the time seemed like a good idea. A month on and many many elephant experiences in the wild later, in hindsight we would pass on this a second time round. It was nice to interact with the elephants although does seem a bit unnatural and staged. The elephants seem really well cared for and it's not as scary an experience as I thought it would be. We got some interesting "facts" about the elephants although the reason given for tuskless elephants was countered by subsequent guides in other game parks we went to later! Definitely worthwhile if you have limited time and won't be going to many game parks to see them in a more natural environment.

Visited May 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Elephants are amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

There is nothing to be afraid of -- go and take a walk with the elephants. It's a great time and educational. The sanctuary gives some of the elephants another chance at life, so go show your support!

Visited May 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Animals people never forget”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

To be up close to these magnificent animals is an experience. It is obvious the keepers love them. Again, it is a shame we cannot leave them to live where they should, in the wild.

Visited October 2013
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