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Elephant Freedom Project

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Closed Now: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Fantastic Experience

We had a wonderful morning here. I cant praise this project enough as it is changing how elephants... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beverley, United Kingdom
Great day out

I went here with my partner for half a day. We were late due to the weather causing traffic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Rambukkana Karandapana Road, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
+94 72 712 6214
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful morning here. I cant praise this project enough as it is changing how elephants are perceived and used here in Sri Lanka. There is no riding on the elephant at the Freedom Project due to the fact that it is harmful...More

1  Thank SusieT66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my partner for half a day. We were late due to the weather causing traffic problems but they were so polite and friendly regardless. We had a short walk with their elephant Kumari while she ate. She is a character and...More

1  Thank worldtravellermatt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like most tourists heading to Sri Lanka we wanted to get up close and personal with Elephants and the Elephant Freedom Project is the best place to do this. Having visited both here and the Millenium Project the Elephant Freedom Project is better. It gives...More

1  Thank astonwebb22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elephant Freedom Project is for animal lovers: no chains, nobody can ride the elephant, it is free and seems happy there. Great project, great experience, great people! Visit the website to book 1/2 day with lunch, 6500 rupie x pers. and walk+wash+experience the elephant !

Thank jen3333333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed for the night their beautiful home, they made an amazing curry for us! The family is so so lovely and friendly. The experience with the elephant kumari was amazing, recommend 100%.

Thank Chloe R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife visited the freedom project 4 days on our recent visit to srilanka. And it was everything we hoped it would be,and a whole lot more. The whole experience exceeded our hopes of what it would be like. The experience being so...More

Thank Shane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed from 4th Oct until 25th Oct I have loved every minute of my experience. Warm and friendly family and staff. You are one of the family. Kumari the elephant is beautiful and what an experience to be so close to such a...More

Thank Christene L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the project with our two year old son and he cannot stop talking about the beautiful Kumari. He's often intimidated by big animals but he seemed almost instantly at ease by Kumari's gentle nature. This experience was definitely once in a lifetime and...More

Thank ShezE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend booked onto the full day program and also booked a 2night stay with the family. We arrived at Colombo airport at 4.30am and hadn’t released check in wasn’t until 5pm. With nothing to do near the airport we decided to take...More

Thank Chloe B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived last minute without booking and they accepted us on the afternoon tour which was really nice. The experience of washing and feeding the elephant was incredible, the animal is respected, never harmed, we highly recommend it. We didn’t stay the night.

1  Thank CaroJano
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24 September 2018|
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Response from KatieW2454 | Reviewed this property |
I did just the morning after staying there the night before, but it was off season and I was the only person staying there, apart from the family. It was a nice experience, but if you’re looking for accommodation more like... More
10 September 2018|
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Response from info E | Property representative |
Hi, we offer structured times only and you need to make a booking online before visiting us. See our website for all information. Thank you!
8 September 2018|
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Response from info E | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do. You are even welcome to take a shower after the activity.