Elephant Back Safaris

Its a walk in the African bush on the back of an elephant - unique opportunity to get close to these giants and interact with them


PRODUCT :  Half Day AM / PM Elephant Back Safaris
LOCATION : Masuwe Estate
AVAILABILITY : 365 days a year.

MORNING SAFARI
Pick up from Vic Falls Accommodation:
Between 07h00-07h15
Drop off at Vic Falls Accommodation:
Between 10h30-11h00

AFTERNOON SAFARI
Pick up from Vic Falls Accommodation:
Between 15h00-15h15
Drop off at Vic Falls Accommodation:
Between 18h30-19h00

CUSTOM DESIGNED TRIPS AND CORPORATE GROUPS
Zambezi Elephant Trails shall remain flexible and make every effort to accommodate the needs of such groups – timings available upon request.

TRIP INFORMATION
Clients are picked up from their respective hotel/lodge and transferred to the Adventure Zone office in town. Check in is done at the office before clients proceed to the Masuwe estate. Upon arrival, tea, coffee and cordials are served – after which the guide will give a short introductory talk including all safety aspects. Guests are then required to sign an indemnity. Guests are then introduced to our Elephants (Clem, Em, Penny & Miss Elly) and their Handlers.

On mounting the Elephants, the Safari begins. The trail leads through the pristine bush and valley of the Masuwe River , which is home to numerous species of wildlife, including, elephants, kudu, buffalo , impala, leopard and sometimes even lions. There is excellent birding with over 50 species to be sighted.

Each Elephant is under the charge of a Handler – the trips are lead by a professional Guide, who is armed and carries a first aid kit and handheld radio.

The AM Safari ends with a light breakfast consisting of muffins & pastries.
The PM safari ends with a good choice of snacks and drinks.

The guests are then transferred back to the office where they can view the video of their personal Elephant experience. Videos are available for purchase and will be delivered to guests hotels that evening or the following morning (depending on which Safari is booked).
 

AGE RESTRICTIONS
There is no upper age limit. Children below the age of 5 years will only be taken by special request. Guardians of Minors (under 15) will be required to sign the indemnity form on behalf of the minors. A Guardian must accompany children under the age of 15 throughout the trip.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
There are no specific health requirements for this activity, and physical disabilities will be considered on an individual basis. If a guest has any medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or dangerous allergies etc, please ensure that Zambezi Elephant Trails is informed at the time of booking.

PUBLIC LIABILITY
Zambezi Elephant Trails is covered by a US$ 2 000 000 Public Liability Insurance.

MEDICAL AIR RESCUE SERVICE
All clients traveling with Zambezi Elephant Trails are covered by M.A.R.S. in the unlikely event of an emergency.

WHAT TO BRING / WEAR
Please bear in mind that guests will be responsible for carrying their personal effects while on the ride. It is therefore advisable that belongings are kept to a reasonable limit.

Bottled water and other refreshments will be available, so it is not necessary for guests to bring their own.
We recommend that guests bring the following:
Sunblock
Binoculars
Cameras
Personal Medication
Glasses or Sunglasses
Insect Repellent

Guests should wear neutral coloured clothes. Wildlife may be encountered and therefore whites and bright colours should be avoided.

Recommended clothing as follows:
Long trousers with closed, comfortable shoes.
Long-sleeved shirts, especially in the summer months.
A wide brimmed hat. A sweater is recommended for the months of May to August.

Rates 2016

Elephant Back Safari - US$ 150

Elephant Interaction- US$ 50

Lion Encounter & Elephant Back - US$ 268

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