The most wonderful place in the world! The elephant lodge is an amazing experience, not to be matched! The guides are so knowledgable and friendly we were able to go out on a tour to see the elephants and spend as much time with them as we wanted and ask millions of questions. It was quite breathtaking to be able to get so close to these beautiful rescued animals and learn all about them. It is obvious that they are well looked after and cared for by the team there and although they are still wild animals they are now safe from harm and able to live happy lives. I would defnitely recommend staying a night in the elephant lodge if you can as having a room overlooking the elephants in the boma where we could listen to them all night eating and communicating was amazing - I could have watched them all night - plus the rooms are gorgeous - if you don't get a room overlooking them the communal lounge also overlooks them so you can watch them to your heart's content! We also did a sunrise elephant ride which although I was quite nervous the guides put you at ease and ensure you are safe at all times. The hardest part was leaving after our ride - this was the most amazing experience of my life unlikely to ever be matched. Also a good tip - if you go in the winter months it is much quieter tourist-wise so you are often able to spend much more time up close with these beautiful animals.