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Elephant Freedom Project

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Rambukkana Karandapana Road, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
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Best experience in Sri Lanka

To be honest this was our best experience in Sri Lanka! Don't go to that ugly places where you can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
pawelpokrzywa
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Krakow, Poland
Love for wildlife

My husband and I visit today morning. This project was recommended by our friends and we could not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
marijo880
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Visit us and experience a special elephant encounter which is suitable for young and old, families, couples and single travelers. This is your chance to get a memorable impression of a day in the life of a Sri Lankan captive elephant who is not being used for working nor riding. The small family run Elephant Freedom Project offers refuge, freedom from work and hardship to the elephant Nilame. At the project he is free from working in the riding industry and the wood logging. The Elephant Freedom Project aims to give Nilame a good and safe home, which is made possible thanks to your visit!
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Closes in 17 min
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rambukkana Karandapana Road, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To be honest this was our best experience in Sri Lanka! Don't go to that ugly places where you can ride elephant, walk is so much better, so big YES for Elephant Freedom project!

Thank pawelpokrzywa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visit today morning. This project was recommended by our friends and we could not be happier with our experience. We were welcomed into the project with a warm and friendly approach. The volounteers are are extramly knowledgeable and adore wild life....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't recommend Elephant Freedom Project it highly enough. The guides were really friendly, open and very informative, and we were in a small group with a lot of personal time with the elephant. But most importantly, the elephant was treated exceptionally well. I did...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Elephant Freedom Project because, as far as I am aware, they are the only elephant interactive experience you can do in Sri Lanka (and in many other places I’ve been), where they do not chain the elephants and do not let tourists...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I have come to Sri Lanka for some r&r but I had heard so much about this project that I had to see for myself. Straight away when reading their website I knew it was the prefect place to experience an elephants...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience!!!! We spent a lot of time researching elephant orphanages, as we knew when we were visiting Sri Lanka we didn’t want to cause any harm to elephants, but also wanted to see them. A lot of ‘orphanages’ still use metal chains to...More

1  Thank tuppence88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time and couldn't recommend it more! Everyone who worked at the freedom project was so lovely and gave us plenty of information. The lunch was amazing and It was so nice to enjoy the time with the elephant...More

Thank Lani C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience and I'm so happy we found the Elephant Freedom Project online while searching for places online. During our half day we we got to know Nilame, got to help wash him, walk with him, got an insight of how the...More

Thank Jackie E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were originally going to go to the elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka but we researched it and heard that people still ride the elephants and it has become too commercialised. Then someone on our travels told us about the elephant freedom...More

Thank Helen F
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Kandy is invariably the first place tourists go to on arriving at Colombo. Most tour agents will give you the Pinnawala Elephant Project in the itinerary. And we too fell for it until we heard about the Elephant Freedom Project through Trip Advisor. We decided...More

1  Thank Sarit64
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Sarit64
21 April 2018|
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Response from Tim B | Property representative |
Hi Sarit64, email sent :)
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Sarit64
18 April 2018|
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Response from Tim B | Property representative |
Hi Sarit64, It takes 2 hours to reach us by car. If you allow 1 hour at the airport you could be at the project at 8:30 - 9 am. To book please fill in the booking form on our website? Thanks!
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Brendan G
5 January 2018|
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Response from Iona5678 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the project - we had one big room with 4 singles beds. The room is very simple but clean, ceiling fans and our own bathroom. Our kids loved us all sleeping together. There are 2 sitting areas and an outside... More
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