Botswana, Kenya and Namibia
Botswana – quantity and proximity. With several large, well-protected areas in the country, elephants are thriving in Botswana. In some areas it’s common to see hundreds of elephants in one day. A couple of camps are home to some re-wilded elephants and guests are offered the experience to take a walk through the wilderness with them, side by side.
Kenya Elephant Sanctuaries – get up close and personal. If you want to learn more about elephant conservation while spending time up close to young, orphaned elephants, we highly recommend a visit to the Reteti and Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Namibia – experience the desert-adapted elephants. Imagine yourself in the middle of the desert, in a Star Wars-like landscape. There’s a dry riverbed, lined with green trees nearby. You go to explore it and turn a corner, only to find a large bull elephant drinking out of a small puddle of water. These fascinating desert elephants are gracious, majestic survivors who have mastered the art of adapt to their environment.