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Elephant Interaction Safaris

For decades, African elephants were considered "untrainable". They are significantly larger and more aggressive than their Asian counterparts, and the thought of training the world's largest land mammal was considered preposterous. This all changed when Randall Moore brought a small herd of circus elephants from the USA to Africa, and introduced the concept of elephant back safaris as a stepping stone to reintroducing captive born African elephants into the wild.

Increasing global concerns about the exploitation of elephants has caused many safari operators in Africa to reconsider elephant back safaris - despite their perfect records with respect to humane training techniques, most African safari camps have decided to suspend elephant riding and focus instead on interacting with and learning about elephants. The opportunity to walk alongside these gentle giants, feed and clean them, and see the African bush through their eyes is an experience not soon to be forgotten.

 

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