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Elephant Immersion in Botswana - Walking the Okavango Delta

Our elephant interaction is an uplifting experience that offers a new found appreciation of elephants, providing a more personal and deeper understanding of these gentle giants.

Fancy an elephant as your tour guide? Now you can with our unique elephant interaction in partnership with the Living with Elephants Foundation in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Stay at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp or Sanctuary Baines' Camp and you can meet Jabu and Morula, a pair of semi-habituated orphaned elephants. Observe and interact with them while leisurely walking in their big, silent footsteps through the wilderness. For a truly uplifting experience that leaves a lasting impression on all who share their time with the elephants, this rewarding activity in Botswana is a must.

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Our beloved elephants show guests how they look for food, strip leaves from branches with their long trunks and take showers in the lagoons of the Okavango Delta. What better guide to the Botswana bush than a fully-grown African elephant? Even Sanctuary's famously brilliant guides bow to these elephants' innate knowledge and bush-sense. This activity includes a leisurely paced walk with semi-habituated elephants, observing and interacting with them, and a picnic lunch in their company.

  • To avoid disappointment, pre-booking is recommended.
  • The activity is available to a minimum of two guests and a maximum of ten.
  • Children over nine years are allowed to enjoy the activity with their parents.
  • Please note the elephants are on annual leave from 15 January to 15 February each year.

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Elephant immersion Itineraries

Heart of the Delta - 5 nights

The Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world is a miraculously fertile flood plain with crystal-clear lagoons and reed-fringed channels supports a rich and colourful wildlife just waiting to be explored.

Heart of the Elephant - 5 nights

Always dreamed of getting up close to elephants? Now you can with this safari that combines an incredible elephant immersion adventure in the Okavango Delta with Chobe, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.