Elephant Back Safaris

Journey along the edge of the Zambezi gorges, seated comfortably on the back of natures true "king of the beasts". Experience an age old tradition whilst silently exploring the majestic grasslands of Victoria Falls National Park and marvel at the spectacular scenery of Masuie River. Be witness to this mutually enriching and rewarding relationship between man and elephant in a modern day Africa.

Sunrise & Sunrise Elephant Back Safaris

Highlights - Join Wild Horizons for an extraordinary and exhilarating journey along the edge of the Zambezi gorges following ancient game trails. Seated comfortably on the back of natures true "king of the beasts", experience an age old tradition whilst silently exploring the majestic grasslands of Victoria Falls National Park and marvel at the spectacular scenery of Masuie River plunging 120 m into the Zambezi River below. Be witness to this mutually enriching and rewarding relationship between man and elephant in a modern day Africa.

Sunrise & Sunset safaris are run daily, promising you much more than just a game-viewing experience, but rather a closer insight into the world's largest land mammal, the African Elephant. The Morning Safari includes a full English breakfast. The Sunset Safari includes snacks and sundowners.

After pick-up from any hotels or B&B's in Victoria Falls, guests are transfered to the Wallow which is the base for the elephant-back safaris. The Wallow is located within the Victoria Falls National Park concession. Guests will get a chance to meet and interact with the elephants before getting on their elephant and beginning the safari. The ride lasts for approximately 1½ - 2 hours through the natural grasslands and mopane forests of the concession and along the edge of the impressive Batoka Gorge. Whilst riding the elephant guests will have the chance to see the game that occurs in the area and being on an elephant, you are able to approach the game in a much more natural way and get much closer than normally possible.
A summer month elephant safari     The spray of Victoria Falls visible in the background

Guests have the opportunity to learn about these incredible creatures and to form a bond with their elephant, gaining some wisdom into the relationship between these animals and humans. After your safari guests will be served a full English breakfast and have a chance to watch and purchase a dvd of the safari.

Frequency – Daily

Minimum/ Maximum participants – Minimum One / Maximum 16

Departure – from any hotel or B&B in Victoria Falls Town
Sunrise Safaris: between 06h00 and 06h20 (Summer) between 06h30 and 07h00 (Winter)
Sunset Safaris: between 15h00 and 15h20 (Summer) between 14h30 and 15h00 (Winter)

Duration – 3 hr

Language – English (French, German, Italian & Spanish available on private tours, at supplement cost – subject to availability)

Age Restrictions - Children below the age of 5 years will, unfortunately, not be able to partake in the Elephant back Safaris. A Guardian must accompany children between 6 and 18 years.