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Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris

#2 of 44 Tours in Victoria Falls Features Animals
1 Sopers Arcade | Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 44471
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Elephant Bach Safaris

loved every minute of this experience.Loved ride in truck,tea and coffee around roaring fire pit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
_ammcpherson
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Maitland, Australia
The best!!

Sweet elephants, rescued and not treated poorly. Orphans from drought migrations which were saved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christina H
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Redondo Beach, California
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Elephants are intelligent and gentle beasts synonymous with the plains of Africa. Shearwater’s Elephant Back Safaris offer a chance to interact with and ride these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Each elephant forms a close bond with their Induna (elephant handler) who accompany every ride. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of some of the best natural and wildlife reserves in Zimbabwe - from atop your Elephant.
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1 Sopers Arcade | Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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+263 13 44471

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Reviewed 5 days ago

loved every minute of this experience.Loved ride in truck,tea and coffee around roaring fire pit watching the sun rise,interacting with these majestic animals finished with a scrumptious outback breakfast.A must do when staying in Victoria Falls.

Thank _ammcpherson
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Most gracious review, Many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweet elephants, rescued and not treated poorly. Orphans from drought migrations which were saved by humans, but can't be released b/c they head back to other humans which don't know how to treat with them. Free to roam the reserve they live in, but choose...More

Thank Christina H
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So good to hear, Many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this ride, even though my mom could barely get onto the elephant. The guides will use your camera to take pictures of you for you. There are birds that followed us. We got to feed the elephants at the end of the ride....More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yep - certainly a good look out point - many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was both a fun and educational afternoon. It is about a 35 minute drive from Victoria Falls. The briefings on what will happen, how to approach the elephants, what to expect etc were very thorough. The ride itself was comfortable and interesting having an...More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

How delightful - many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful adventure with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). Excellent Trip Leader, Saviour Nyoni! Many unique experiences that will stay in our hearts for a very long time. I highly recommend the Southern African Safari with OAT. Great value, excellent Trip Leader, very knowledgeable tour guides.

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You'll certainly never forget it - many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My niece and nephew are animal lovers, so on our visit to Victoria Falls, we took the opportunity to experience an elephant ride. Charles was an excellent guide and had loads of interesting information about the centre, which uses only orphaned elephants, and its residents....More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Superb - many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As with most animal experiences here, they run a great conservation program. I was lucky to ride a mother with her baby tagging along with us. It was great to experience elephants eating their way through the park and also the mother shepherding her little...More

Thank Martin Y
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Its a lovely experience, many thanks Kent.

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This activity is a two in one. You ride the elephant and also get to experience watching game which you ordinarily do with a game drive. Very experienced drivers on tour will calm you on the ride. Enjoyed feeding the largest mammals with horse pellets.

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Very pleased to hear, many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 9 June 2017

I was the only person there other than the employees. I had a long ride with Houdini, and my bum was a little sore the next day. After the ride was over, I got to pose with and feed the elephants. They also had a...More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hi please be in touch if your pics are not accessible yet, many thanks Kent.

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed an elephant safari with friends on a recent trip to Africa. It was definitely an experience of a lifetime. Our guide, Peter was so friendly and informative. The safari was in the afternoon and we rode the elephant for about...More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Great to have your feedback, many thanks, Kent.

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7 April 2017|
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Response from Louise G | Reviewed this property |
We booked several tours with Shearwater and paid by credit card in Zimbabwe when we did the first one. It was expensive but memorable. Have fun.
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Noah L
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Response from 5sherry2 | Reviewed this property |
A full English breakfast was included & served after the ride. You actually go out into the brush on the elephant so it's like a mini game drive. We saw some beautiful sable antelope plus regular antelope, wart hogs, zebra... More
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Response from Ilana S | Reviewed this property |
don't remember - it was a three hour adventure and well worth it
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