LIVING WITH ELEPHANTS IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
Living With Elephants Foundation is devoted to providing rescued African elephants with a second chance and a safe home in the wilderness of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Currently under care are Jabu and Morula, two rescued elephants saved from culling operations in which their families were destroyed. Doug and Sandi Groves have dedicated nearly 30 years to providing world-class care and refuge to these orphans. The elephants thrive in a loving and supportive environment and are provided with specialized care. Jabu and Morula live their lives in an expansive natural elephant habitat, which offers freedom for exploration, natural behaviour and wildlife interactions. Jabu and Morula cannot be released fully to the wild due to their traumatic starts in life and chronic injuries.
Low volumes of Sanctuary Retreats’ guests are given the rare opportunity to visit Jabu and Morula in the heart of the Okavango Delta. During their walk with Jabu and Morula, guests witness private elephant moments as they forage, mud wallow and amble through the bush. This is an intimate and highly educational bush walk where you will learn about the status of the African Elephant, their role in the ecosystem and conservation in general. Doug and Sandi are renowned specialists in elephant biology, ecosystems and natural history. Having lived intimately with their herd in Botswana for three decades, they are your perfect guides for a “day in the life of the African Elephant” and to help you connect to elephants and their environment.
- In order 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.
- Additional cost